Revised SIAE commissions for managing resale rights

The creators of certain types of works of art, such as sculptures, paintings, ceramics and manuscripts, hold the so-called resale right [“diritto di seguito”] resulting from Article 144 of the Law on protection of author’s rights [L.d.a.]: entitling the author to receive a percentage of the price obtained from any sale of their work subsequent […]

Entry into force of the Cybersecurity Act: Brief analysis and main developments

The date 27 June 2019 saw the entry into force of Regulation (EU) 2019/881 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 April 2019. The Regulation, also known as the “Cybersecurity Act”, is one of a framework of measures aimed at strengthening ICT security for the European area. The intervention is a necessary […]

Adidas’ three-stripe trademark invalid

In 2014, Adidas registered a figurative trademark with the European Union Intellectual Property Office, consisting of “three parallel equidistant stripes of identical width, applied to the product in any direction”, reproduced in the application for registration as follows:     However, shortly after registration, a Belgian company applied for a declaration of invalidity on the […]

Facebook and the removal worldwide of defamatory comments

“Directive 2000/31must interpreted as meaning that it does not preclude a host provider operating a social network platform from being ordered, in the context of an injunction, to seek and identify, among all the information disseminated by users of that platform, the information identical to the information that was characterised as illegal by a court […]