Ryanair and the protection of its flight information database: a recent ruling of the ECJ

(The original Italian version is also published on Diritto 24 – Il Sole 24 Ore)

On 15 January, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“ECJ”) ruled in case C-30/ 14 on the contractual protection of the database of the airline Ryanair, containing the data (e.g. times and prices) […]

Ex-brokers, customer base and protection of confidential information (IP Court of Milan, Ruling no. 6579/2014)

A brokerage firm may not lawfully use information relating to the customers of its principal after the termination of the agency relationship, according to a recent ruling of the IP Court of Milan.

In the case decided by the Court of Milan, an insurance company sued one of its former […]

The sui generis right of the maker of a database: a preliminary injunction order of the IP Court of Rome

Following a lawsuit between two companies specializing in the publication of judicial foreclosures, the IP Court of Rome, on appeal, upheld a first instance preliminary injunction based on the sui generis right granted by copyright laws to the maker of a database in order to protect its investments (IP […]

Apps, Social Networks and Jurisdiction of Italy’s Courts

(The original version of this article has been published on Diritto 24 of Il Sole 24 Ore) Much has been written on Italy’s IP courts jurisdiction over IP rights infringements involving so-called “Information Society” technologies. However, a recent order of the Milan IP Court (docket no. 29942/2013), that has gone […]