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Articles from category “Intellectual Property”

Jan 17

IoT AND SEPs: WHAT’S THE EU PROSPECTIVE

On November 29th, 2017 the European Commission (the “Commission”) has published a Communication (the “Communication”) setting out the EU approach to Standard Essential Patents (or “SEPs”). With the Communication, the Commission offers a numbers of measures and sets out some key principles in order to promote a balanced, clear and predictable framework for the issuance… continued

Mar 4

ECJ clarifies Database Directive scope in screen scraping case

On January 15, 2015 the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) handed down a decision concerning the interpretation of Directive 96/9/EC on the legal protection of databases (Database Directive) in a case concerning the extraction of data from a third party’s website by means of automated systems or software for commercial purposes (so… continued

Jan 8

Italy regulates digital copyright enforcement

On December 12, 2013 the Italian Communications Authority (AGCOM) approved a new regulation on the enforcement of copyright in the context of online and audiovisual media services.This regulation will enter into force on March 31, 2014 and will require compliance with new policies and procedures. A groundbreaking innovation in the Italian and European media landscape for… continued

Sep 18

Color Trademark Protection in the Fashion Industry

Colors and combinations of colors have been increasingly used to distinguish and identify the origin of products. For example, one could point to the blue and silver colors of the Red Bull can, the teal of Tiffany’s jewellery boxes, the bright red featuring on the soles of Louboutin’s high heels, Cadbury’s use of purple for its chocolate packaging and so on…. continued

Jul 2

Copyright and the Vatican

As an Italian law firm, we are often required to assist television and movie productions involving the Vatican City State (VCS). The first question we are usually asked is which copyright law applies -  Vatican law or  Italian law? This may be because we are Roman based or because of our media and entertainment expertise or… continued

Apr 3

Protecting Brands on the Internet — A Look at Approaches Taken by the EU, US and Italy

Introduction Online advertising is the backbone of the internet business model. However, the practice by online advertisers in bidding to use keywords purchased from search engines featuring famous brand names may hurt brand owners’ reputation or divert consumers. Moreover, the internet offers more opportunities for counterfeiters. Indeed, many online stores, usually run by providers outside the European Union, imitate stores selling genuine… continued