Italian Television Rights and Football: Tough sanctions for the main operators. Towards new rules?

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Few days ago the Italian Competition Authority (Autorità Garante per la Concorrenza e il Mercato, Agcm) filed its decision (see here – text available only in Italian) on the case that involved the main Pay-TV operators in the Italian market, Sky and RTI/Mediaset Premium, as well as the Italian Football League (Lega Nazionale Professionisti Serie A) and its advisor Infront, for an alleged alteration of the outcome of the tender which took place in June 2014 concerning the allocation of the Serie A television rights for 2015-2018.

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FOLLOW US! For the Media Breakfast Series: Future media regulations and EU proposal for review – 29 April @DLA Piper!

Join us for the next chapter of our Media Breakfast Series on Friday 29 April from 9 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. at DLA Piper, Via della Posta 7. This time we will discuss about the future of media regulations, passing through the examination of the EU Commission’s proposals for review concerning the Media sector as part of the Digital Single Market Strategy and the analysis of the impacts that such reforms might have on Italian operators. Read the rest of this entry »

SAVE THE DATE! Media Breakfast Series@DLA Piper Milan – Come and join us on April 29!

laura_borelliJoin us on Friday 29 April at 9 am in our Milan office for the next session of our Media Breakfast Series! Within the seminar we will discuss about the future of media regulations and the EU Commission’s proposals for review concerning the Media sector as part of the Digital Single Market Strategy. Read the rest of this entry »

Black Thursday for the Italian Online Gaming market

A major action by Italian police authorities against online gaming sites might be a switching point for the Italian market.Giulio Coraggio Read the rest of this entry »

EU Commission Public Consultation on Copyright Value Chain and “Panorama Exception”

On March 23, 2016 the EU Commission launched a public consultation (“Consultation“) on the following topics: Cavalcanti CV.2the role of publishers in copyright value chain; and (ii) the use of works, such as works of architecture or sculpture, made to be permanently located in the public places (so called “Panorama Exception“). Read the rest of this entry »

When the Internet of Things meets FinTech

The Internet of Things and FinTech are among the fastest growing markets, but their intersection leads to new legal issues to which operators might not be ready.Giulio Coraggio Read the rest of this entry »

EU Trademark Regulation Day!

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Today is a big day in the history of trademarks: the EU Trademark Regulation enters (in part) into force!  Read the rest of this entry »

Sharing economy faces tax risks

Sharing economy platforms might be subject to burdensome obligations as a consequence of an Italian tax bill, but are such obligations compliant with EU laws? Giulio Coraggio Read the rest of this entry »

New Internet of Things business models – Are you ready?

The Internet of Things is leading to a shift from a business based on products to a business of services, triggering new legal issues to which companies might not be prepared. Giulio Coraggio Read the rest of this entry »

Top 5 EU Trademark Regulation changes

Balice FusionOn December 15, 2015, the European Parliament approved the EU trademark reform package, including EU Trademark Regulation amending CTM Regulation (Regulation (EU) No. 2015/2424) and the new Trademark Directive (Directive (EU) No. 2015/2436).

EU Trademark Regulation shall enter into force (in part) very soon, next March 23, 2016.

Let’s see the 5 top changes to be aware of.  Read the rest of this entry »

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