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Green light for the registration as a trademark of a retail store layout

In a recent and notable ruling, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) held that the representation of the layout of a retail store can be registered as a trademark provided that certain conditions are met. More...more

10/6/2014 - CJEU EU Retailers Trademark Litigation Trademarks

New rules on consumer rights in force

As mentioned in Giulio’s post some months ago, Italy implemented the EU Directive 2011/83 on consumer rights. The new provisions were added to the Italian Consumer Code, effective from 13 June 2014. Our team worked hard on...more

8/1/2014 - Consumer Rights Directive EU

Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence - July 2014 (Global)

BETTING AND GAMING - Belgium: Gaming Commission pleads for a further restriction and rationalization of the gaming industry - The Belgian Gaming Commission has sent an open letter to the next government in which it...more

7/10/2014 - Entertainment Industry EU Gambling Gaming Media Sports

Simplified rules to notify the number of channels

The Italian Communication Authority (AGCOM) simplified the obligation to notify the number of channels and the coverage area which is necessary for AGCOM to assess the compliance with the anti-concentration thresholds...more

7/9/2014 - AgCom EU Telecommunications

New EU actions on enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights

On 1 July, the European Commission has adopted two communications on (i) an Action Plan to address infringements of intellectual property rights (IPRs) in the EU and (ii) a Strategy for the protection and enforcement of...more

7/7/2014 - Copyright Enforcement European Commission Infringement Patents Popular Trade Secrets Trademarks

World IP Day “Movie – A Global Passion” / Fair compensation for authors of movies

Next 26 April – as every year – the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) celebrates the World IP Day. 26 April is the day on which the WIPO Convention came into force in 1970 and it has become an opportunity for...more

4/23/2014 - Copyright Global Marketplace Just Compensation Movies Sky WIPO World Intellectual Property Organisation

Easter chocolate bunnies

Easter is rapidly approaching and many of you have probably already stocked up on eggs and chocolate bunnies. While you will be enjoying them, maybe you will be thinking of the calories that you are taking in, the taste...more

4/18/2014 - Chocolate Easter Bunnies CJEU Distinctive Characteristics EU Lindt Trademarks

Fashion and social media at our #FashiOnline conference

We have already discussed in this blog of social media in the fashion industry and the new related legal issues. Is a fashion company – administering a page in a social network, a blog or a forum where customers can...more

1/17/2014 - Defamation Libel Social Media

European Commission proposals for regulations on medical devices

Among the hottest topics which will be the subject of discussions at the seminar organized by Confindustria Modena next Monday there are the two proposals for regulations on medical devices and in vitro diagnostic medical...more

11/20/2013 - EU European Commission Medical Devices

Top fashion legal topics – #4 Be fashion, be social!

After having debated about wearable technologies, special rules for foreign franchisors in Italy and 3D Printers à la mode, in this fourth post of the fashion-dedicated series, celebrating the Milan fashion week, we will...more

9/20/2013 - 3-D Printing Technology Brand Fashion Industry

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