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Longer term benefits alone (such as increased R&D investment) should not be included in the balancing exercise.
Geographical Indications have caused EU/US conflict for years but can agreement be found in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership? This paper suggests the solution must be rooted in IP law.
If documents contain sensitive data access is allowed only if strictly necessary, and in some cases to disclose information on health status or sex life.
Users’ personal data can be kept for a maximum of six months and cannot be used for other purposes, such as marketing.
Council of Europe recommends that employers should avoid interference with employees’ right to privacy, this being applicable to information technology devices.
Too many violations “relating to the processing of personal data”.
Some useful FAQs regarding the controls and the sanctions provided for by the Italian personal data protection code.
A decision of the Italian Data Protection Authority (the ‘Garante”) recently rejected the complaint filed before it by a person who challenged Google’s decision not to de-index an article.
Better payouts to all creditors.
Shipping and Transport Bulletin, April: are sanctions against Russia legal?; cancelling shipbuilding contracts; and more
The latest news and regulations affecting the shipping and transport industries.
The General Court and the Italian Tribunals disagree on the distinctive characteristics of Guerlain’s Samsara trademark...
Proposal is intended to address enforcement issues.
The submission of facts and evidence remains possible even after the expiry of time limits.
Dow Italy owned a trademark claiming the colour “pure blue” that it had used for more than 20 years. It sued AB Isolanti for using a similar colour…...
Public entities are exempt from bankruptcy, but not companies that are carrying out business, even though they are held by public agencies, according to recent decisions.
The Italian Court of Cassation has ruled on plagiarism of a creative work, focusing on the requirements that the plagiaristic work should own to establish or avoid the infringement.
ECJ sheds new light soon after Pinckney upon criteria for establishing jurisdiction in copyright transnational infringement matters
The EU Court of Justice has ruled once again upon the issue of jurisdiction in relation to copyright infringement matters.
The long-awaited inter-ministerial decree relative to reorganise the copyright’s related right has been published.
Trademarks: the Italian Supreme Court rules on the ‘gold battle’ between food companies Barilla and Saiwa
The Supreme Court has denied that the word ‘Oro’ as part of the compound trademark ‘Oro Saiwa’, is capable of being distinctive.
On 2 April 2014, advocate-general Wathelet issued his opinion in the case C-345/13, Karen Millen Fashions v Dunnes Stores.