Michelangelo’s David: even cultural heritage benefits from the right to image

With ruling of April 21st 2023, no. 1207/2023, the Court of Florence stated that, like natural persons, even cultural heritage benefits from the right to the image, ordering a publisher to pay the damages caused by an unauthorized publication of the image of the work of art. The case The Ministry of Cultural Heritage and […]

The Batman Logo has Distinctive Character  

With ruling of June 7th 2023 (case T-735/21), the EU Court affirmed that the EU trademark depicting a bat in an oval frame has distinctive character because, even if associated to the fictional character Batman, allows anyway to identify the marked products as originating from DC Comics. The case On January 21st 2019, an Italian […]

Spotify: a Euro 5 million fine for GDPR Infringement

With decision of June 12 2023, the Swedish Data Protection Authority concluded the proceeding started more than 4 years ago against Spotify, imposing a fine of € 5 million for infringing the right to access users’ personal data. The complain of Noyb and the action against the Swedish DPA (IMY) Noyb is a no-profit organization […]

Certifying Made in Italy: the TrackIT blockchain project

Made in Italy is the first global distinctive sign using blockchain technology to certify the origin of the products and to trace the relative production phases. In particular, there are many governmental initiatives in force aimed to achieve an always higher protection of the sign at issue. A good example is the one represented by […]