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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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.
On March 23, 2016 the EU Commission launched a public consultation (“Consultation“) on the following topics: the 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“).
On 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.