“Prohibition of recording a trademark similar to an existing mark indicated in an Internation Convention as an exclusive mark belonging to one State or to a public institution”,

Comment on a sent. of Italian Supreme Court n° 12738 - 12.12.95 on "Industrial Law Review" “1997;

In industrial law, this may be a typical case of what could happen when a private company (also in "bona fide") uses unintentionally or without a deep and adequate evaluation some distinctive marks already owned or used by any public State or any public Institution.

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