The trademark “Diego Maradona” disputed on the razor’s edge of transcriptions  

The EUIPO Boards of Appeal has recently decided on a rather complex case (Case R 755/2021-1) having as object the right to register the transfer of the ownership of the trademark “Diego Maradona” no. 2243947 registered in name of the famous football player. The case The case was brought by the company Sattvica, S.A.  which asked […]

Unclear privacy policy: Italian DPA fines Uber

 With the Order of March 24th 2022, the Italian Data Protection Authority inflicted to Uber B.V. and Uber Technologies Inc. the total sanction of 4,240,000 Euro for the violation of the articles 13, 23 and 37 of the personal data protection Code. The Italian DPA opened ex officio the proceeding against Uber after a data […]

The integral reproduction of images of works of art in an informatic catalogue is not free

With the annotated judgment of February 8th 2022 no. 4038, the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation dealt with a case of images of works of art being fully reproduced in an informatic catalogue for illustrative purposes but not related to teaching or scientific research purposes. The Supreme Court which, facing once again the theme of […]

Illicit use of a photo on the Internet:  the damage according to SIAE tariffs

With the sentence of March 22nd 2022, the Court of Naples, having ascertained the illicit use of the rights connected to a photo by a company, condemned it to compensate the damages suffered by the holder of the rights on the photo, quantifying them using the SIAE tariffs. The case involved a German company that owned […]