Trademark and Domain Name Cannot be Freely Registered or Used by Others

In the course of the lawsuit promoted by Fiorentina, the Court of Milan, with decision no. 3435/2024 of March 27th 2024, has declared the invalidity of the “” trademark, registered by the defendant company, ordered the transfer of the domain name to the football club, and it also found that the plaintiff’s trademarks were […]

Copyright Directive: Munich Court sentences Tik Tok

By judgment of February 9th 2024 (42 O 10792/22), the court of Munich has sentenced Tik Tok for diffusing copyright protected contents without authorization and, most of all, for not making best efforts to try to obtain the authorization from the rightsholder, as requested by the Directive (EU) 2019/790 (so-called Copyright Directive). The case In […]

The EDPB rejects “Consent or Pay” models

With the opinion issued on April 17, 2024 (Opinion 08/2024), the European Data Protection Board (EPDB) rejected the “consent or pay” models employed by large online platforms, stating that the consent to the processing of personal data given by the users with the “accept or pay” choice could hardly be considered valid. Consent or Pay […]

A Joint Study on Implications of NFTs

The U.S Copyright Office and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently published a joint study (“Non-Fungible Tokens and Intellectual Property – A Report to Congress”) to evaluate if the existing laws are adequate to address the infringement issues associated with Non-Fungible Token (NFT). The work of the U.S Copyright Office and the […]