Creative and “simple” photographs: in both cases the unauthorized use is illicit

On June 22, 2022, the Court of Rome issued decision no. 10041/2022 which clarifies the difference between creative and simple photographs, confirming that even the unauthorized use of simple photographs represents an illicit and implies the obligation to compensate the damage. The Case A photographic agency sued a newspaper stating that the latter illegally used […]

Infringement of a patent to make a food product soft

A – owner of a patent related to a particular chemical solution – brought an action against Z, contesting the infringement of its own title after Z used a solution similar to the one patented. The Court of Venice, even if in precautionary phase, and therefore following a summary examination, confirmed the infringement. The patented […]

Patent Box: new clarifications from the Italian Tax Authority

On 24th February 2023, the Italian Tax Authority (Agenzia delle Entrate) issued a provision which modifies the previous provision of 15th February 2022 on the Patent Box new regime, in order to make it more adherent to what provided for in art. 6 of the Legislative Decree 21/10/21, no. 146 (as modified by law 234 […]

Reproduction of a trademark of others on model cars: the decision of the Court of Cassation

The Italian Supreme Court of Cassation, by order no. 32408 of 7 July 2022, rejected the appeal brought by the well-known Maranello car manufacturer stating that the faithful reproduction of its classic car models not only does not infringe any industrial right or copyright but it does not represent also an act of unfair competition. […]