trade secrets

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|

Court of Cassation Order no. 17161/19: a peculiar case of so-called “IP-related” unfair competition

by Gaia Gusmini and Luigi Manna

With order no. 17161 of 2019, the Court of Cassation issued an unprecedented decision regarding the jurisdiction of the IP Courts in cases of so-called related unfair competition.

The appeal had been filed by Pan Chemicals Spa (“Pan Chemicals”) against
an order of the Court […]

By |22 10 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Confidential information in Italy

Check our article on this topic on Financier Worldwide: https://www.financierworldwide.com/confidential-information-in-italy#.XBoKs2hKg2w

By |19 12 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

The Milan IP Court on the protection of confidential information and the unlawful solicitation of employees

With a preliminary decision of 26 February 2018, the IP Court of Milan recapped the principles governing unfair competition for the violation of confidential information and the unlawful solicitation of employees (docket no. 53629/18, Judge Mrs Giani). We recently mentioned a decision regarding a similar matter here on this […]

By |13 03 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

The Bologna IP Court on the protection of trade secrets

On 27 July the IP Court of Bologna issued a judgment (no. 2340/15) which summarises the current Italian law and case-law on the protection of trade secrets.

The Judges essentially recalled that trade secrets are protected both under Articles 98 and 99 of the Italian IP Code (“IPC”), and pursuant […]

By |31 07 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|