Right to access documents containing corporate know-how for legal defense

The Italian Administrative Court, with judgement n. 2150 of March the 27th 2020, ruled on the appeal brought by a company against the ruling of Emilia Romagna’s Regional Administrative Court that dismissed its appeal against the action denying its right to access records of a tendering procedure. The appellant asked to look at records that […]

Privacy: lights and shadows on data breaches management

(source: Newsletter 463/2020 of Garante per la Protezione dei Dati Personali) There is a vast awareness on data breaches management, although limited to a few organizations. This is what is shown by an international investigation carried out by the data protection authorities (DPA) of 16 countries, among which Italy, and coordinated by the New Zealand […]

The storage of goods with counterfeit marks is not always unlawful

The e-commerce hosting company stocking goods for third-party companies that infringe trademarks rights of others is not liable for the trademark infringement if it is unaware of it. This was stated by the European Court of Justice (CJEU) with judgment of April 2nd 2020 case C-567/18. The case started from the action brought by a […]

Mobile payment apps: plagiarism and unfair competition

The Court of Milan (order 03.12.2019) ruled on the proceedings brought by a company owner of a mobile payment app, on the market since 2015, against a company that launched on the market an app with similar purposes in 2018. The recurrent affirmed that, given the strongly innovative nature of the app and the immediate […]