Agriculture 4.0 and data sharing: what’s up?

As technology and innovation are nowadays central to all economic activities, also the most ancient one, agriculture, is opening its doors to let the digital transformation come through. Some refer to this phenomenon as to Agriculture 4.0, while others prefer the definitions of Ag-tech or Digital Agriculture. What is sure, is that the big revolution …

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Cheating in Esports tournaments – legal arguments for discouraging bad players

by Giulio Coraggio, Vincenzo Giuffrè and Micaela Jerusalmi The Esports market has been booming over the last years and the recent Covid-19 strict regulations impacting the sports sector and imposing social distancing have greatly increased the focus on Esports competitions so far. Even with this scenario, the legal challenges for global Esports online platforms and …

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The makeup of protection of a makeup store layout: a missed chance to apply the Cofemel decision?

By Valentina Mazza and Andrea Michelangeli In our fashion law predictions for 2020 (available here), we anticipated Italian case-law following the trend set by the CJEU in the Cofemel decision (for the illustration of the case, see our previous post here) by making it easier to access copyright protection in Italy. No magic wand, but …

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Il TAR Lombardia non ha sospeso l’E-commerce

by Giacomo Lusardi and Alessandro Ferrari In queste ore si legge su varie testate online, più o meno autorevoli, che il TAR della Lombardia avrebbe “bocciato” l’ordinanza della medesima regione dello scorso 11 aprile 2020, per aver esteso l’e-commerce anche ai beni che non rientrano tra quelli essenziali o strategici di cui all’Allegato 1 del …

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Top 3 legal predictions on Trade Secrets for 2020

by Laura Gastaldi and Micaela Jerusalmi One year and a half after the implementation of EU Directive No. 934/2016 (the “Trade Secrets Directive”) in Italy, trade secrets are increasingly becoming one of the most valuable assets of companies’ businesses, and this trend is likely to increase. Let’s see what to expect from the upcoming year …

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Top 3 legal predictions on Copyright for 2020

By Roberto Valenti, Alessandra Tozzi and Lara Mastrangelo Copyright plays a paramount role in enhancing and protecting human creations, but, at the same time, it may clash with other fundamental rights and therefore needs to be balanced. During 2019 many events occurred in the copyright field. What will happen in the course of 2020? Art …

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Top 3 legal predictions on Life Sciences for 2020

By Marco de Morpurgo, Nicola Landolfi and Chiara Perotti Last year was a pivotal year for the Life Sciences industry. As we had foreseen, 2019 witnessed significant technological and regulatory progress. Digitalization of the medical sector has impacted the way pharmaceutical and medical device companies approach patients, with smoother communication means that bring to zero …

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Top 3 Legal Predictions on eSports for 2020

By Vincenzo Giuffrè and Lara Mastrangelo The growth of revenues generated by the esports industry is leading to new legal issues that are likely to be addressed with different solutions in 2020. Esports monetization will be driven by pay-per-view streaming The esports sector has traditionally drawn its revenues from sponsorships, media rights, and advertising. However, …

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Top 3 Legal Predictions on Electronic Cigarettes and Novel Tobacco Products for 2020

By Francesca Romana Ferrucci and Alessandro Ferrari 2019 was a very interesting year for tobacco, electronic cigarettes (“e-cigs”) and novel tobacco products (“NTPs”) all around the world. Going from new products in the process of accessing new markets, moving on with the mayhem concerning severe health issues allegedly connected to the use of e-cigs. The …

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