Sports-Related Audiovisual Rights: First Steps Towards a (Potentially) Disruptive Reform

Cavalcanti CV.2laura_borelliOn 18 July 2016, a bill (“Bill“) aimed at revising the currently-in-force regulatory framework on the ownership and sale of sports-related broadcasting rights has been assigned to the Commission of Culture of the Italian Deputy Chamber (Camera dei Deputati). Read the rest of this entry »

Privacy Shield – is the new system to transfer data to the US here to stay?

Zappaterra FusionOn July 12, 2016 the European Commission (EC) adopted the final version of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, but will it be a success? Read the rest of this entry »

The EU Data Protection Regulation and the Fashion business. What to do.

Olivi FusionThe retail and fashion business is rapidly changing. Most fashion companies have become publishers (creating new editorial content) and now also data managers (also processing a large number of personal data). Read the rest of this entry »

SAVE THE DATE! Fashion Lunch @DLA Piper Rome. “The new EU Trademark Regulation: new opportunities for the fashion industry” – 14 July 2016.

sofia_barabinoJoin us on Thursday 14 July 2016 at 12.30 pm at DLA Piper, Via dei Due Macelli 66, Rome, for the new session of our Fashion Lunch Series, this time in Rome! We will talk about the new EU Trademark Regulation and the opportunities for the fashion industry. Read the rest of this entry »

How Brexit impacts gambling companies in Italy

Brexit impacted any market and it represents also a considerable revolution for the gambling companies operating in Italy that shall restructure their business. Giulio Coraggio Read the rest of this entry »

Top 5 Takeaways from the Tech Law Day

The legal issues deriving from European Privacy Regulation, the Internet of Things, Fintech, the patent box and banking and insurance outsourcing were discussed during the Tech Law Day. Giulio Coraggio Read the rest of this entry »

Webinar – What changes for Internet of Things technologies with the EU Privacy Regulation?

The impact of the EU Privacy Regulation on Internet of Things technologies is going to be massive and we discussed it during a webinar on 23 June 2016.Giulio Coraggio Read the rest of this entry »

A new provision for trademark parody: is it a joke?

  • elena-vareseBalice FusionA little bit of an introduction

There are a number of fashion players that base their business on the very thin line running between tribute and misappropriation. In this context it is difficult to understand how quotations of well-known fashion trademarks made in a humoristic context should be treated, especially as the EU legislation did not provide any guidance on the parody fair use defence. At least, up to now.

In fact, Regulation (EU) No. 2015/2424 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2015, now provides in its Recital 21 that “use of a trade mark by third parties for the purpose of artistic expression should be considered as being fair as long as it is at the same time in accordance with honest practices in industrial and commercial matters. Furthermore, this Regulation should be applied in a way that ensures full respect for fundamental rights and freedoms and in particular the freedom of expression“. Read the rest of this entry »

SAVE THE DATE! Fashion Lunch @DLA Piper Milan. This time “The new EU Trademark Regulation: new opportunities for the fashion industry” – 17 June 2016.

sofia_barabinoelena-vareseJoin us on Friday 17 June 2016 at 12.30 pm at DLA Piper, Via della Posta 7, Milan, for the new session of our Fashion Lunch Series! This time we will talk about the new EU Trademark Regulation and the new opportunities for the fashion industry. Read the rest of this entry »

What changes for gambling companies with the EU Privacy Regulation?

The impact of the EU Privacy Regulation on gambling companies is going to be considerable and we discussed about it during a webinar on 9 June 2016.Giulio Coraggio Read the rest of this entry »

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