Italian Supreme Court grapples with Consent to Data Processing in a recent case

On 02 July 2018, with judgment no. 17278/2018, the Italian Supreme Court (Corte di Cassazione) took an important stand on the notion of consent to personal data processing for marketing purposes. Let’s see what the case is about and what are the main points of Supreme Court decision. Read the rest of this entry »

EU rules on drones on the launching pad 🚀

Drones will be affected by a new European regulation setting burdensome obligations which could considerably impact their future development. Read the rest of this entry »

FinTech boosted by Italian PSD2 implementation

The FinTech revolution reached a turning point with the implementation of the European Payment Services Directive 2 in Italy.Giulio Coraggio Read the rest of this entry »

Louboutin wins before the CJEU: the red sole is a valid trademark

Big news in the fashion system! On 12 June 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) finally decided on the long debated case over Christian Louboutin’s red sole trademark.


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Prize promotions get more freedom in Italy with new exemptions

Italian regulations on prize promotions can now rely on a broader exemption for light value campaigns that shall be definitely exploited.Giulio Coraggio Read the rest of this entry »

Digital and online contracts become easier after landmark court decision

Digital and online contracts might become much easier in Italy following the decision of the Court of Appeal of Naples in a case involving eBay. Giulio Coraggio Read the rest of this entry »

Facebook fan page admin liable for its privacy compliance

Facebook fan page operations might lead to considerable privacy compliance issues for companies running them after a recent decision of the ECJ.

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New guidelines for EU Financial Institutions moving to Cloud Computing

Prompted by the increasing interest for the use of cloud outsourcing solutions within the banking industry, the European Banking Authority (“EBA“) has recently issued the final recommendations on the use of cloud service providers by financial institutions (“Recommendations“), which will be applicable as of 1 July 2018.

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Significant changes to consumer law are on the way: what companies need to know

On 11 April 2018, the European Commission proposed the so called “New Deal for Consumers” to strengthen EU consumer rights and enforcement. Read the rest of this entry »

A new take on know-how and trade secrets: Italian legislative decree No. 63/2018 and its impact on the Industrial Property Code in Italy

Just a couple of days before the June 9th deadline set by the European Parliament and Council, on June 7th 2018, the Official Gazette formally published Italian Legislative Decree No. 63/2018 (the “Decree”), by means of which Italy implemented EU Directive 2016/943 on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure. Read the rest of this entry »

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