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Data protection damages have to be proven

Data protection breaches do not entitle per se to claim damages that damages have to be proven by the plaintiff according to the Italian Supreme Court…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Draft of the Italian Declaration of the rights and duties on the Internet: the discussion of the right to be forgotten is still going on

The Parliament Commission on rights and duties on the Internet has recently issued a draft Declaration on the rights and duties related to the Internet. The Declaration, the starting point of which is the acknowledgment…more
| Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Internet of Things and three encouraging trends

During the Technology Leaders Summit which was held this week in the Silicon Valley we discussed how the Internet of Things will change our everyday life. We have moved from an era of scarcity to computing abundance. Some…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Gucci / Guess – The Italian Appeal: Gucci’s half victory against Guess on the ground of unfair competition

The Milan Court of Appeal has overturned the first instance decision and partially upheld Gucci’s claims, stating that Guess has committed an act of unfair competition, by parasitically copying a number of products of the…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Business Torts, Intellectual Property

New rules for Italian agents

A new Economic Collective Agreement which regulates the relationships between agents, sales representatives and principals of the industrial and cooperation sector, has been signed by the representative associations of the…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

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 about…more
| Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Connected Cars – legal issues and hurdles!

Connected cars are expected to generate $ 131.9 billion by 2019 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 34.7% from 2013 to 2019. But such growth shall face legal issues that not only affect data protection matters, but…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Products Liability, Science, Computers, & Technology

Italian online gaming licenses – Updated FAQs!

Online gaming has considerably changed during the last 3 years and therefore I decided to publish an updated version of the FAQs on the regime applicable to Italian online gaming licenses…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Taxation

Internet of Things reviewed by data protection regulators

The growth of the Internet of Things brought the attention of the European data protection regulators that through the European data protection advisory body, the Article 29 Working Party, issued an opinion on the Internet of…more
| Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Italian Data Protection Authority: analysis of the first half 2014 and action plan

The Italian Data Protection Authority (Garante) has recently made available the results of the first half 2014 activities: 196 inspections, fines issued in the range of 2,5M Euro (already collected)…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

(Yet another?) LCN Consultation!

A new consultation? Well, strictly speaking, not, although it feels like it. As discussed in our post of last week, the Consiglio di Stato (Administrative Supreme Court) issued a Decision no. 4541/2014 on the LCN, which…more
| Communications & Media Law

Franchising agreements in Italy

We live in one of the world fashion capitals, waiting every year for the new Milan fashion week as an opportunity to cover in our blog some of the top current legal issues impacting the fashion sector…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Franchise Law, International Law & Trade

(Yet another) LCN decision!

This week the Consiglio di Stato (Administrative Supreme Court) issued a new decision (Decision no. 4541/2014) on the LCN saga (the logical channel numbering for Digital Terrestrial Broadcasting)…more
| Communications & Media Law

Data protection authority investigates eHealth and wellness/fitness apps

eHealth and fitness/wellness applications are being investigated and potentially sanctioned by the Italian data protection authority that found half of them not compliant with applicable privacy laws…more
| Communications & Media Law, Privacy, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Italian gaming law regime upheld by Supreme Court

The Italian gaming law regime after considerable court cases is now eventually upheld by the Italian Administrative Supreme Court in a dispute relating to a so called ‘centro trasmissione dati‘ or ‘CTD‘. …more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, International Law & Trade
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