The Court of Appeal of Milan recently issued a very important decision in the Yahoo! v. RTI case. The Court overturned the First Instance decision and held that Yahoo! can rely on the hosting provider exemption under the...more
The attention consumers are giving to their food choices is growing. These choices can be influenced not only by health and economic reasons but also by environmental, social and ethical considerations. It is not a...more
Italy implemented the Consumer Rights Directive by adopting the Legislative Decree no. 21 of February 21, 2014 effective from June 13, 2014 which amended the Italian Consumer Code.
The new rules apply to any contract...more
When looking for a registered protection for 3D shapes of goods or their packaging, companies may consider both trademark and design registration. Industrial design protection is usually time-limited, whilst trademark...more
In This Issue:
- Understanding the EU Consumer Rights Directive: An overview of the new Directive on Consumer Rights and its implementation in Belgium, France, Italy and the UK
- Free Zones in the UAE: What do...more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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