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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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Articoli contrassegnati con “E-Commerce”

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… continua

Articolo inserito in: Brand, Rights, Fashion, Intellectual Property
Mar 4

Italian Authorities join forces with Italian Companies in fighting Counterfeits and Piracy

An increasing number of recent cases show a new Italian perspective on non-traditional IPR remedies, such as shut-down of web-sites found liable for unfair commercial practices, tax evasion, unlawful data processing.  Regarding counterfeit, below a few basic information on the criteria used by the Italian Antitrust Authority (AGCM) in connection thereto. On January 23, 2013,… continua

Feb 6

Developments in advertising law, the Internet, e-commerce and IP in 2012, and trends for 2013

2012 was characterized by a number of innovations in legal provisions, case law and regulations concerning the Internet, e-commerce, advertising and intellectual property that affected the evolution of these sectors. This article deals with the main innovations of 2012 in the aforementioned fields and tries to predict some possible new trends for the coming year…. continua

Nov 21

European Court of Justice on online sales in the context of a selective distribution network

On October 13 2011 the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled on restrictions on online sales, clarifying that selective distribution agreements imposing a general and absolute ban on the sale of cosmetics and personal care products by selected (authorised) distributors to end-users via the internet might result in contrast with EU competition rules. The ECJ… continua

Articolo inserito in: Internet, E-Commerce
Nov 15

Use of registered trademarks in domain names – when and how to obtain seizure

An Italian court has recently held that if a website wrongfully uses a registered trademark in its domain name, and if a court order is sought to require an Italian internet service provider (ISP) to block access to the website, such an order cannot be granted unless the applicant produces evidence of the website’s illicit… continua

Sep 9

ECJ rules on trademark protection online and intermediaries’ liability – L’Oréal v eBay

On July 12 2011 the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) ruled on trademark protection on the Internet and the extent to which operators of online marketplaces can be held liable for trademark infringements by users (Case C-324/09, L’Oréal SA, Lancôme parfums et beauté & Cie SNC, Laboratoire Garnier & Cie, L’Oréal (UK)… continua