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New lending opportunities in Italy, particularly for non-bank lenders

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Italy
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  • September 11 2014

The Italian government recently published long awaited legal reforms, designed to improve the competitiveness of Italian businesses and the economy

"Ugly but beautiful" Crocs shoes not eligible for trademark protection

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Italy
  • -
  • October 25 2012

The Court of Venice dismissed Crocs' trademark infringement claims against two distributors of similar shoes. As the shape of Crocs' well-known shoes provided substantial value to them, they were not eligible for trademark protection

Coexistence of "Bavaria Holland Beer" trademark and the geographical indication "Bayerisches Bier" in Europe?

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • Germany, Italy
  • -
  • January 27 2012

In the multi-jurisdictional dispute between Bayerischer Brauerbund e.V. (Bavarian Brewers Association) who enjoys protected geographical indication (PGI) status for the term "Bayerisches Bier" ("Bavarian Beer") and the Dutch brewer Bavaria N.V. which owns the international trademark registration "BAVARIA HOLLAND BEER" for its beers, the German Federal Court of Justice and the Italian Court of Appeal of Turin ruled on the validity of Bavaria's trademark

Sale of fake design products - with or without a trademark or design registration - is a criminal offence in Italy

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Italy
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  • July 21 2011

The Italian Supreme Court issued a decision enhancing the protection for design products under Italian criminal law

Economic dismissals under the new employment reforms

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Italy
  • -
  • October 25 2012

The Employment Reform recently enacted by the Italian Parliament modified the regime applicable to individual terminations based on productiveorganisational reasons ("economic dismissal"

Women on boards - Italy

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Italy
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  • March 13 2014

Equal opportunities between men and women is a hot topic. Italy is trying to make a step forward, starting in the boardroom. On 28 June 2011, the

Italian Consumer Code amended: more protection for consumers in online contracts

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • Italy
  • -
  • March 31 2014

On 12 March 2014 the Legislative Decree No. 21 of 2014 implementing the EU Consumers Directive 201183UE (the "Decree") has been published on the

New criminal action against the managers of petrochemical companies based in Ravenna

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • Italy
  • -
  • September 30 2013

In 2009 the Public Prosecutor of Ravenna commenced criminal investigations following a report issued by INAIL (Italian Worker's Compensation

Protecting Italian lamps and egg chairs in the UK: the proposed repeal of S.52 CDPA

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Italy, United Kingdom
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  • October 31 2012

Hidden in the recesses of the Enterprise & Regulatory Reform Bill are some potentially radical changes to the UK’s copyright regime

Italian Supreme Court rules on patent prior use

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • Italy
  • -
  • October 25 2012

The Italian Supreme Court ruled that the existence and extent of a prior use right are to be determined by the specific factual circumstances of the use of the invention in the year prior to the patent priority date