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The new fining guidelines allow companies to obtain a reduction in a fine if they have effective competition compliance programmes in place.
Copyright — AGCOM regulation relating to online copyright protection is at risk for unconstitutionality
TAR has expressed doubts about the constitutionality of the regulation by which AGCOM has intervened for copyright protection on electronic communications networks.
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The Companies Section of the Court of Rome has issued an interesting decision in relation to the issue of eligibility for copyright protection of works of industrial design.
The Court of Appeal has partially upheld the appeal promoted by Gucci versues Guess by recognising the existence of unfair competition acts.
The Tribunal of Milan with a decision of 12 June 2014 took a stand which is in sharp contrast with mainstream case law, with respect to clauses.
Group restructurings: one single group ‘concordato preventivo’ proposal, procedure and voting majority?
Two recent decisions of the tribunals of Ferrara and Palermo address some of the major issues involved in group restructurings under Italian insolvency laws.
Does EU Regulation No. 1346/2000 apply to a defendant not domiciled in EU in a claw-back action brought by the insolvency receiver?
Mr Schmid, the receiver appointed in an insolvency procedure commenced in Germany, brought before a German court a claw-back action against an individual, domiciled in Switzerland.
The Trademark Law of the People’s Republic of China underwent some substantial revisions last August.
For the first time since the 2003 modernisation, the Italian Antitrust Authority puts under scrutiny vertical restraints.
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On 23 September 2013, the Italian Supreme Court decided on the so-called ‘galenical exemption’ provided by Italian laws as a limitation to the enforceability of pharmaceutical patents.
The European Court of Justice has decided that the trademark owner has the right to withdraw the consent to use the trademark granted to a third party.