Cyber-attacks on the rise while working from home

As a result of the global sanitary situation and of the national measures taken to limit the spread of the virus, such as social distancing, many businesses had to face a new work organization which not all were adequately prepared to carry out. In particular, in the past few months, businesses had to resort to […]

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 […]

Embezzlement, computer files as “movable property”

The Court of Cassation, by judgment no. 11959/2020, ruled on the qualification of computer files as movable property, modifying the previous orientation to the contrary. The decision derives from the case of a company’s former employee, hired by another company operating in the same field, who was asked to return the company’s laptop. At the […]

WIPO PROOF: the new online service to protect digital assets

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 […]