Face detection software: 20 million euros fine imposed by the Italian DPA  

The Italian Data Protection Authority (DPA) gave a very harsh response to the US company Clearview AI inc. which, with order of February 10th 2022, was fined 20 million euros for violating art. 5,6,9,12,13,14,15 and 27 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. The proceeding rose from a complex investigation conducted with the assistance of other […]

Publishing contract: valid even without written evidence

The Court of Milan’s judgment no. 2063/2020 of March 9th 2020 returns on the problem of the written form of a publishing contract and recalls an important precedent of 2018 which deserves to be remembered. With sentence no. 5236/2018, the Court of Milan confirmed the jurisprudential orientation acknowledging factual and pacific elements – such as […]

Typosquatting: the ACQUATETRAPACK.IT case

A recent dispute managed by the IP Dispute Resolution Center MFSD covered an interesting new case of typosquatting. As known, typosquatting is a particular case of cybersquatting. Whilst the latter consists in an unlawful activity brought by a subject who registers domain names correspondent to trademarks or other distinctive signs of a third party, only […]

When the product is also a work of art

With sentence of December 13th 2021, no. 10280/2021, the Court of Milan – by listing the criteria able to distinguish a successful product from a work of art – pointed out when a product destined to be on the market has artistic value. The case concerned the counterfeiting of a popular handbag created by the […]