Patents back in fashion, says the Court of Milan on the 3D pockets of Max Mara’s jeans

With decision issued on 14 January 2016, the Court of Milan has granted protection to Max Mara’s patent, covering the pockets of a pair of jeans, named “Perfect Fit” and enhancing the curves of the person who wears them.elena-varese Read the rest of this entry »

FOLLOW US! How to process personal data from now on – 4 May @ Camera di Commercio Italo-Germanica!

Follow us next 4 May @ Deutsch-Italienisch Handelskamme (Camera di Commercio Italo-Germanica) in Milan. Giangi Olivi and I will outline the main legal issues concerning the new European Regulation on data protection and EU-US data transfers.

The event is organized with the support of the American Chamber of Commerce.
For more information on the program and to register please visit this website.

 

SAVE THE DATE! For the Media Breakfast Series: The generation of revenues on the media market – 27 May@DLA Piper!

laura_borelliJoin us for the next appointment of our Media Breakfast Series on Friday 27 May from 9 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. at DLA Piper, Via della Posta 7. This time we will talk about the generation of revenues on the media market and the monetization of contents with respect to free and pay offers. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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