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The Supreme Court ruled on the relationship between registered design infringement and unfair competition for slavish imitation

With Sentence no. 8944 of 14 May 2020, the Italian Supreme Court stated that the owner of a registered design, when acting against infringing products, may claim both registered design infringement under the Code of intellectual Property (IP Code) and unfair competition for slavish imitation under Article 2598(1) of […]

By |29 07 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

EUIPO dismiss Amazon’s application for the registration of its motion mark

With a decision dated April 28, the EUIPO’s Second Board of Appeal rejected Amazon Technologies Inc.’s application for the registration of the motion logo represented below, due to its lack of distinctive character under Article 7(1)(b) of Regulation no. 1001/2017 on EU trademarks.

As shown in the image above, the […]

By |21 07 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

The Veneto Region grants financial support for the purchase of innovation services by SMEs

The Veneto Region has published a call for support for the purchase of innovation services by SMEs. This intervention is aimed at supporting the innovation projects of micro, small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs), which operate in Veneto, with a financial envelope of EUR 3.000.000.
The financial support is equal to […]

By |03 07 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

According to the Supreme Court computer data can be considered as a movable good, subject to the crime of embezzlement

By Elena Martini and Alessandro Pala
With Sentence No. 11959/2020 of 10 April 2020 the Italian Supreme Court found that computer data should be considered, for criminal purposes, a movable good capable of embezzlement pursuant to Article 646 of the Criminal Code.
The decision at issue originates from the conduct of […]

By |26 06 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

The ECJ on the Brompton folding bicycle: functional shapes can be protected by copyright if they are original

On 11 June 2020, the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) published a historic ruling on copyright protection in case C-833/18 (Brompton Bicycle Ltd v. Chedech / Get2Get), finding that a shape dictated by the technical function of the relevant product can be protected by copyright, if it is also […]

By |17 06 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Immuni. Guarantees for privacy protection of the Italian contact-tracing app

For the purpose of containing the spread of the Covid-19 virus, Article 6 of Legislative Decree no. 28/2020 provided for the implementation of a national platform for contact tracing, aimed at alerting users who came in contact with virus-positive subjects, who can therefore promptly activate health prevention and treatment […]

By |16 06 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

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By |15 06 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

The EU Regulation on the rules for indicating the origin of the primary ingredient of a food came into force

By Alessandro Pala and Elena Martini
Regulation (EU) No. 775/2018, laying down rules for the application of Article 26(3) of Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers, came into force on 1 April 2020. This provision states that where the country of origin or the […]

By |01 06 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Italian Supreme Court grants copyright protection to store layouts

With sentence no. 8433/2020, the Italian Supreme Court granted copyright protection to the layouts of the stores of the well-known cosmetic chain Kiko, confirming the conclusions previously reached by the Milan IP Court and by the Milan Court of Appeal and taking the opportunity to summarise the relevant case-law. […]

By |21 05 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

The Italian Government issued the Law Decree on ambush marketing practices

The Law Decree no. 16/2020 on «urgent measures for the organisation and conduct of the Milano Cortina 2026 Olympic and Paralympic winter games and the Turin 2021-2025 ATP Finals, as well as the prohibition of parasitic advertising» was published in the Official Journal no. 66 on 13 march 2020. […]

By |11 05 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

The Council of State on the right of access to administrative documents and the protection of trade secrets

With Order no. 2150/2020 of 27 march 2020, The Council of State ruled on the relationship between the right of access to administrative documents and the protection of trade secrets regarding a public tender procedure.
Here is the background of the decision. The Province of Rimini organised a public tender […]

By |05 05 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments|