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 […]

The EU Court confirms that the Pablo Escobar trademark cannot be registered in the EU

With decision of April 17th 2024, the EU Court definitely rejected the application for registration of the EU trademark PABLO ESCOBAR because considered contrary to public policy and accepted principles of morality. The case and the EUIPO decision On September 30th 2021, Escobar Inc., company founded by Pablo Escobar’s brother, requested the registration of the […]