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New regulation on investment obligations for on demand services

Further to a public consultation, as discussed in our previous post, the Italian Communications Authority (Autorità per le garanzie nelle comunicazioni, “Agcom”) published a new resolution modifying the investments obligations…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Fan pages and social media – who shall be blamed?

Internet liability are increasingly tested with the growth of social media. And we receive a large number of requests of advice from clients running a fan page, a group or a list on social networks dedicated to either their…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

An alternative way for solving fashion disputes: The Fashion Mediation Association (FMA)

In the attempt to offer an alternative to court proceedings, by creating an independent body specialized in the fashion industry, a bunch of companies active in the field has recently created the Fashion Mediation Association…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Commercial Law & Contracts

Right time for Internet of Things regulations?

Internet of Things technologies are already all around us and with a market that is expected to reach a value of more than $ 14.4 trillion over the next decade with 50 billion connected devices by 2020, the question is whether…more
| Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Patent Box or Mystery Box?

The Italian Government recently approved the “patent box”, a tax relief system for the incomes deriving from the exploitation of industrial property. This could be a good news. Around 6 months ago we campaigned for the…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology, Taxation

Gaming law changes further liberalize sportsbetting

Gaming laws in Italy for sportsbetting are increasingly trying to accomodate operators’ needs. The entrance of new major operators in the Italian sportsbetting market and the liberalization of gaming laws that for a decade had…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law

Data protection obligations on banks into force in Italy

The Italian Data Protection Authority issued regulations introducing new relevant data protection obligations for banks in the processing of customers’ personal data by their employees aimed at monitoring the transfer of…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Consumer Protection

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
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