Category Archives: Copyright & royalties

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

unauthorized use of simple photographs

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 […]

NFT: precautionary order issued against OpenSea


By the ruling issued on 21 October 2022, the Commercial Court of Barcelona issued a precautionary order against OpenSea, ordering the contested NFTs to be entrusted to the custody of the Court through their transfer in a virtual wallet specifically created. The Case In March 2022 the clothing company Mango announced its entry in the […]

Zorro: the judicial case of the Brio Blu commercial continues

parodic use of the Zorro character

The Supreme Court of Cassation of Italy, with order no. 38165 of the 30th December 2022 spoke out once again on the legitimacy of the commercial of the mineral water Brio Blu where appears a caricature of the famous literary character. The judicial news is already familiar with the episode, as it was object of […]

Artificial Intelligence and its impact on Intellectual Property

artificial intelligence

With the launch of ChatGPT (Chat Generative Pre-Trained Transformer), a prototype of chatbot able to converse and write text in natural language developed by the organization OpenAI, the debate on artificial intelligence is livelier than ever. The context of application of artificial intelligence (A.I) are many. Taking into consideration the context of intellectual property, a […]