The British music label “Ministry of Sound” specializing in the distribution of music compilations sued Spotify, a commercial music streaming service which allows...Read more..
Recently the fraud squad of Rome has placed under preventive seizure...Read more..
In Austria, the "fair compensation" foreseen by the EU Law, which is due by whoever uses in any way an intellectual property work or a reproduction thereof...Read more..
China has moved a step forward in the protection of intellectual property rights, namely copyright, as recently resulted from a legal claim...Read more..
The grace period to protect the products of industrial design has been increased from 5 years to 13 (until 2014). Article 239 of the Industrial Property Code (Legislative Decree no. August 13, 2010 no. 131) on the protection of copyright granted to industrial design, was indeed modified...Read more..
On 18.1.2012 Wikipedia (together with some minor web-sites) has carried out a 24-hour black-out to express its firm protest against the adoption of anti-piracy...Read more..
The EU Council has adopted on 12 September 2011 a directive extending within the EU the term of protection...Read more..
The Court of Justice of the European Union, by decision of 16 June 2011...Read more..
The European Court of Justice ruled on copyright on computer programs...Read more..
Agcom (the Communications Authority) has launched a public consultation on a package of initiatives relating to the exercise of powers...Read more..
With sentence dated October 18, 2010 No. 10901/ 2010, the Court of Milan (specialized section for the intellectual property), granting the recourse filed...Read more..
The Italian Supreme Court has recognized, in Judgement No. 18218 of 11/08/2009, the existence of a right to economic exploitation of the image of a corporate asset for a legal person, even if this is not generally considered to be among the traditionally recognized distinctive signs....Read more..
The Third Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court, with judgement No. 20142/2010, confirmed the challenged decision...Read more..
In the United States photographers and illustrators brought an action against Google in order to protect their copyrights....Read more..
In the framework of a case pending between SCF Phonographic Association and a dentist, the Court of Appeals of Turin has recently referred...Read more..
The so called “S.I.A.E. equitable remuneration” will strike also mobile phones, decoder devices, PC, MP3 players, USB flash drives...Read more..
In a recent ruling (No. 49385 of December 22, 2009), the Italian Corte di Cassazione decided on the use of programs...Read more..
So decided the Court of Rome, ordering to YouTube and Google Video to remove the entire collection of videos on the 10th edition of “The Big Brother”...Read more..
In a recent decision, the Milan Court ruled on the coexistence, on one side, of the protection of works of authorship carried out by technological protection measures...Read more..
With 285 favorable votes the French National Assembly approved the new text of the law in favor of the dissemination and protection of intellectual works on the Internet......Read more..
After 5 and a half years of controversy, the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) has granted protection to the layout of the homepage...Read more..