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By Antonella Barbieri, Marco Bellezza
A recent judgment of the Court of Justice of European Union confirms its approach to give growing attention to the economic impact of its decisions.
By Yan Pecoraro
The unmanned aircraft systems industry is growing rapidly.
By Luca Gambini
The last quarter of 2013 saw a substantial M&A activity in the luxury and premium branded goods industry.
By Antonia Verna
Crowdfunding is an innovative instrument to finance projects by using on-line portals as an alternative to traditional forms of financing.
By Micael Montinari, Giacinto Parisi
New courts, established in a number of main cities, will have jurisdiction over proceedings involving foreign companies in some specific matters.
By Antonella Barbieri, Federica De Santis
Colors and combinations of colors have been increasingly used to distinguish and identify the origin of products.
By Dario Morelli
On September 9 2011 an Italian consumer association, the Centro di Ricerca e Tutela dei Consumatori e degli Utenti, published a press release announcing that the Italian Competition Authority had initiated an investigation into four companies on the basis of the association’s claim of alleged unfair commercial practices relating to warranties for Apple iPods and iPads.
By Francesco Portolano, Maria Pia Peluso
On December 22 2010 the Italian Communications Authority (AGCOM) published a draft regulation (Annex B to AGCOM Resolution 668/10) which relates to AGCOM’s powers in respect of the protection of copyright on electronic communications networks.
By Francesco Portolano, Federica De Santis
On February 3 2011 the European Court of Justice (ECJ) Advocate General Juliane Kokott issued a nonbinding opinion that broadcasters cannot prevent consumers in the United Kingdom from using cheaper foreign satellite television equipment to watch Premier League football matches, as this is contrary to the free movement of services within the European Union (Premier League and others v QC Leisure and others and Karen Murphy v Media Protection Services Ltd, joined cases C-403/08 and C-429/08).
By Antonella Barbieri, Federica De Santis
On January 4 2010 the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit established that the distribution, by the copyright owner, of promotional CDs for marketing purposes involved a transfer of ownership of such CDs to the recipients, regardless of the fact that such copies were labelled 'promotional use only - not for sale', thus allowing third parties to sell on such copies without the copyright owner’s consent.
By Antonella Barbieri, Maria Pia Peluso
The 'made in Italy' label is considered a national economic resource, so much so that numerous laws have been passed to protect consumers and Italian enterprises from misleading indications of origin on products.
By Antonella Barbieri
The 'made in Italy' label is considered a national economic resource, so much so that numerous laws have been passed to protect consumers and Italian enterprises from misleading indications of origin on products.
By Andrea Gangemi, Barbara Corsetti
Supreme Court Decision 38991, which was issued on November 4 2010, has established that a board of directors may be held liable in respect of duties of health and safety in the workplace.
By Luca Gambini, Lucia Ceccarelli
Pursuant to Section 2118 of the Civil Code, and except in certain cases (ie, in the event of termination for cause or during a probationary period), employers and employees are entitled to terminate a permanent employment agreement provided that they comply with the obligation to give the counterparty adequate notice.
By Manuela Cavallo, Pietro Masi
Traditionally in Italy the financial distress of a corporation was treated in a very strict way through proceedings aimed at the dissolution of the company, the sale of its assets and the replace of the directors with commissioners appointed by Public Bodies.