Intellectual Property

#Adv or not #Adv? This is the question.

On 26 June 2018, the Italian Advertising Authority (IAP) took a step further on online advertising and issued one of its first decisions based on the Digital Chart and art. 7 of the Advertising Self-Regulatory Code (the “Code”). The case was about some Instagram Stories and a picture published by the Italian singer Fedez on …

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Influencers: from the spotlight to the eye of the storm!

Influencers and brands have no way out: advertising shall be clearly recognizable as such and this true also with regard to any communication addressed to the netizens. Following FTC and ASA’s guidelines, this topic has been also into the Italian Authorities’ sights lately and several actions have been taken to regulate the phenomenon of influencer …

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New deal for consumers #2: online platforms should be transparent!

As mentioned in our previous post, the European Commission has recently launched the “New Deal for Consumers”, a new package of initiatives aimed at strengthening consumer rights and harmonizing consumers laws across the European Union. This article is just the first piece of a puzzle of posts that we will publish on the main innovations …

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Legislative Decree no. 63 of 11 May 2018

Legislative Decree no. 63 of 11 May 2018 implementing the EU Directive no. 2016/943 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2016 on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure. Art. 1 Amendment to article 1 of the Legislative Decree no. …

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The hidden side of the freedom of panorama

Everybody at some point in their life has photographed historic monuments, artistic and architectural works, buildings and, generally speaking, all works that have a cultural value. However, not everyone knows about the legal implications arising out of such activity or about the different rights that can be affected by it.