The format of a program can be protected but only if…

The Court of Rome faces again the topic of the conditions and the limits of protection that can be granted to a television program. This is a very argued topic that creates doubts because of the lack of a positive rule governing the matter. It has to be said that normally the law recognizes the […]

Shopping online and obligations for the seller

The introduction of internet and social networks as trading platforms has complicated the consumer’s awareness to realize when they are dealing with a commercial seller or a private individual. The distinction, far from obvious, has consequences that are not negligible from a legal viewpoint. In fact, subjects qualified as “professionals” are required to observe a […]

The trademark is registrable only if it has acquired distinctive character throughout the European Union

A trademark must have distinctive character in order to be registered.   This requirement can also be acquired later because of the use made of the trademark but the conditions for this to happen are rather strict as taught by the Court of Justice of the European Union in its judgment of 6 September 2018 […]

The seats of the Unified Patent Court: a specialized central section in Milan?

The Unified Patent Court (UPC) should shortly enter into force: but is it really all settled concerning its seats? As known, the UPC is governed by the Agreement establishing the European Unified Patent Court (1635/2012) which has been ratified in Italy by law no. 214 of November 3, 2016. Law 201/2017 of December 4, 2017 […]

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