Login Not registered yet?
close
Sing up

Iscriviti per ricevere i nostri articoli via email in tempo reale

Oops! Non è stato possibile trovare il tuo modulo.

close
Who We Are
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.
close
The Firm
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.
close
Blog
Eng / Ita

Articles tagged with “Luxury”

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

Mar 19

Italy moves to protect IP

Something new is happening in Italy, in terms of both trademark and copyright protection. Firstly Italian Courts have recently issued significant decisions which granted copyright protection to design works against their slavish reproduction by third parties. And secondly a shut-down of web-sites offering counterfeit products has been ordered by the Italian Antitrust Authority that found… continued

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,… continued

Oct 16

Copyright Protection of Design: Approach of Italian Courts and Italian Law after ECJ’s Decision in Flos vs Semeraro

Introduction The manufacture and marketing of products which slavishly imitate the stylistic and aesthetic features of pieces of Italian design has been the subject of recent Italian Courts’ decisions aimed at the protection and valorization of the Italian industrial design through the enforcement of copyright protection. Directive 98/71/EC on the legal protection of designs was… 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