Video surveillance: it is not a crime if you protect the company’s assets

With judgment no. 3255 of 27.01.2021, the Italian Court of Cassation recognized the lawfulness of  a video surveillance system strictly functional to the protection of the company’s assets, even if it is installed in the absence of a trade union agreement or the authorization of the Labour Inspectorate. The case concerned the use by the […]

Slogans distinctive ability

Recently, the Court of Justice of the European Union, in Case No. T-253/20, had the opportunity to clarify some important aspects related to the registrability of a promotional slogan as a trademark. In particular, the issue raised following the filing in the European Union of the word mark “It’s Like Milk But Made For Humans” […]

EU Court of Justice: the usage of a protected work as evidence in a trial does not infringe copyright

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) stated that the transmission of a work protected by copyright to a court, as evidence in a judicial proceeding between individuals, does not fall within the concept of “communication to the public” referred to in Article 3(1) of Directive 2001/29 (so-called “Infosoc Directive”). The case The […]

YouTube does not have to provide all the data of users uploading pirated movies

With the judgment of 9 July 2020 (Case C264/19) the Court of Justice of the European Union clarified what data can be provided in the event of online infringement of intellectual property rights. The case The story concerned the publication on YouTube of files containing the full movies ‘Parker’ and ‘Scary Movie 5’. The two […]