Pay for delay settlements and competition: CJEU guidelines

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) by judgment of January 30th, 2020 (case C-307/18), ruled on the matter of settlement agreements of disputes between manufacturers of originator medicines, who are patents holders, and manufacturers of generic medicines, giving assessment criteria on the agreements and their anti-competitive reach. The judgment offers important clarifications […]

Opening of the Italian Register of historic marks of national interest

Starting from the 16th of April 2020, it will be finally possible to apply to register an owned trademark in the Official Italian register of historic marks of national interest. The owner of the mark or its exclusive licensee can file the request with a telematic application to the Italian Patent and Trademark Office. Regularly […]

European guidelines on personal data processing during the Covid-19 outbreak

The COVID-19 pandemic is sparking debate about the relation between the right to privacy and the right to health as if the first one hinders the second. Actually, the two rights can, and must, always coexist, especially during an emergency in which there could be a strong temptation to lower the guard. In this situation, […]

Fines worth millions for restricting sales of products in the European Union

On the 30th of January 2020, the European Commission inflicted a fine of over 14 million euros to several companies operating in the same corporate group for restricting licensed sales of products related to successful movies in the European Economic Area. In June 2017, the Commission opened an investigation on some distribution and licensing practices […]