Tecnica Group has won a second court verdict in Italy to protect the intellectual property rights behind its Moon Boot, and it is now planning to carry the fight to other countries as well, starting with Germany and Italy. The Milan Tribunal ruled on Jan. 25 that the unique design of the after-ski boot invented by Giancarlo Zanatta in 1969 is an industrial artwork, meaning that nobody can manufacture, promote or sell – online or offline - an unauthorized model that imitates the main features of the Moon Boot. The Italian group had already obtained a favorable court judgement in 2016.