DLA Piper - IP Technology in Italy

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Milan, 20123Italy

Contact: Giangiacomo Olivi

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The ECJ Advocate General hits Spain’s linguistic aspirations regarding the patent protection unitary scheme

The EU Court of Justice published yesterday the Advocate General’s opinion (still unavailable in English) in Case C-146/13 Spain v. Parliament and Council, and C-147/13 Spain v. Council, on the validity of linguistic…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

Location of employees can be monitored with privacy restrictions

It is possible to collect location data relating to employees through smartphone Apps if used in order to optimize the usage of resources and improve their management, coordination and timing provided that this practice complies…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation

The new Italian Patent Box is also a “Copyright Box”!

DLA Piper welcomes the adoption of a patent box in our country, a measure which has been publicly hoped for by the most relevant stakeholders. The final approval of the Patent Box, expected by the end of the year, will represent…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Taxation

Automobile industry commits to privacy for connected cars

19 makers of cars and trucks sold in the US committed to preserve the privacy of their customers in the view of the massive amount of personal data that are going to be processed through connected cars. …more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Internet of Things – Top 10 privacy and data protection concerns

As we discussed in our previous posts, there are a number of positive trends that make the Internet of Things a long lasting evolution. Hardware is improving, there is an increasing understanding from the industry of the…more
| Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Top 5 takeaways on connected cars

Here are the main legal topics on connected cars covered during the Connected Automobiles conference where I gave a presentation named “Privacy and regulations: state-of-the-art and future issues” on legal issues relating to…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

What consequences of potential gaming tax increase in Italy?

The potential increase of the gaming taxes for Italian land based videolottery and AWPs raised major concerns among operators and investors, but the real effects of such increase shall be reviewed in the long term together with…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Taxation

3D trademark and design: the Tripp Trapp case

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 protection…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

Top 5 Internet of Things giveaways from the Web Summit

As previously mentioned, I attended this week the Web Summit in Dublin focusing in particular to the section dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT) from which I was able to gain very interesting insights on legal issues…more
| Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Main giveaways from our “Second Screen” webinar

No doubt, Second Screen, Social TV and other enhanced broadcasting applications are increasingly popular. Here are some giveaways from our “Second Screen” webinar. - Trends. As stated by Accenture’s Francesco…more
| Administrative Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

The new Italian Patent Box!

On 15 October 2015 the Italian Government submitted to Parliament the so called “Stability Law 2015?, a bill containing a number of measures aimed at vitalizing the Italian economy and boosting grow in the system, including the…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, Taxation

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
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