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03/01/2018
Intellectual Property Law

Nctm successfully defends the right to the name and trademark of the singer SHAKIRA

The Nctm Intellectual Property team, coordinated by Paolo Lazzarino, successfully defended the right to the name and trademark of the singer SHAKIRA.

The Appeals Commission of the Ministry of Economic Development has accepted the appeal presented by Shakira Isabel Mebarak, refusing to register a brand of a third party to be used for clothing, shoes and headwear which could be confused with the brand SHAKIRA, previously registered by the singer.

The judgment amends a previous decision of the Italian Patent and Trademark Office, recognizing the notoriety of the brand SHAKIRA also in the clothing sector and the potential confusion of the subsequent brand.

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