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Portolano Cavallo concentra la propria attività nel settore TMT sin dalla sua nascita nel 2001 ed è ora riconosciuto come lo studio legale italiano leader in questo settore.
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Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale was founded in 2001 by partners Manuela Cavallo and Francesco Portolano. The firm’s activity is mainly focused on the corporate/M&A sector and the media industry.
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Article added in January 2011

Jan 31

New rights for minority shareholders in listed companies

On January 27 2010 a legislative decree to implement the EU Shareholders’ Rights Directive (2007/36/EC) amended certain provisions of the Civil Code and the Consolidated Finance Law (Legislative Decree 58/98). The revised rules have applied to shareholders’ meetings called since October 31 2010. The aim of the reform is to encourage investment in listed companies… continued

Article added to: Mergers & Acquisitions
Jan 31

Patentability of commercial methods and limits on distributing music via internet – The Italian and international situations

“Ideas are capital. The rest is just money”. This was the advert Deutsche Bank inserted in the Wall Street Journal in April 2001. Since then, the economic significance of an idea, patentable or otherwise, has become increasingly uncertain and difficult to quantify ab origine. Issues of the patentability of commercial methods, more commonly known in… continued

Jan 19

Testers and Unboxed Cosmetic Products

According to EU case law, the sale of tester bottles of perfume may infringe trademark rights in certain circumstances. In particular, infringement issues may arise in connection with: a trademark owner’s express prohibition of sale; a trademark owner’s right to recall a tester; the presentation of the product; and the absence of required consumer information… continued