A judge in Los Angeles recently denied summary judgment to the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences,  in a suit against RAI, the Italian television network, and EchoStar, the satellite company that carries the station in the US, regarding their use of the famous Hollywood "Oscar"  movie award name without permission, as reported here.  It appears that the court was pursuaded by the fact that in Italy, according to the Italian language experts presented, the word "Oscar" is used generically  in Italy to refer to any big award for excellence.