Category Archives: Copyright & royalties

Copyright protection for “concept” store confirmed but to pay compensation objective criteria are needed

The Court of Cassation, with judgement no. 8433 of April 30th 2020, confirmed once again that a project of interior design can benefit from the protection provided by art. 5 n. 2 of the Italian Copyright Law. The interior design of a store can be protected if it contains: “ a unified project, a pattern […]

WIPO PROOF: the new online service to protect digital assets

WIPO PROOF

On May 27th 2020, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the leading authority on protection of industrial and intellectual property, presented WIPO PROOF, a new online service that provides a tamper-proof evidence of the existence of a digital file at a precise point in time. By uploading the file on the website https://wipoproof.wipo.int/ and paying […]

Citation in a book and copyright infringement

diritto dautore

Newspaper and magazine articles fall under the work of arts protected by copyright. Articles 38-45 of the Italian Copyright Law explicitly recognizes them as creative works. Jurisprudence confirms the protection of the single article and which was also recognized with judgment no.  12314/2015 by the Supreme Court of Cassation. Nevertheless, the Italian Copyright Law includes […]

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 […]