EDPB Guidelines 3/2019 on video surveillance

On 9 and 10 July 2019 the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) adopted new guidelines on video surveillance. The document analyzes the impact of the use of video devices on the behavior of citizens within the European Union, and the consequences of the resulting data processing on these individuals. The analysis deals with the use […]

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 […]