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Antitrust, competition and economic regulation quarterly newsletter - November 2013

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Belgium, China, European Union, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Spain, United Kingdom, USA
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  • November 20 2013

On 26 September 2013, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) issued two important judgments in which it confirms that a parent company

Italian telecoms and media regulator proposes to adminster notice-and-takedown procedures and update on Italian case law

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Italy
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  • November 28 2011

On 6 July 2011 the Italian Communication Regulatory Authority, AGCOM, approved a draft of a new regulation (Res. no. 39811, the "Regulation") regarding the protection of copyright within electronic networks

Holding an essential patent in Italy : litigation considerations

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Italy
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  • October 19 2011

Italian Courts are increasingly being asked to adjudicate on essential patents and their legal regime

Economic dismissals under the new employment reforms

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Italy
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  • 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"

Enforcing an essential patent at an interim proceedings level

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Italy
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  • October 25 2011

Telefonaktiebolaget L.M. Ericsson (Ericsson), a holding of Ericsson group, claimed infringement of various patents covering the standardized technologies GSM and EDGE by ZTE Italy S.r.l. (ZTE), a subsidiary of ZTE Corp

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

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Italy
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  • 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

Italian Supreme Court rules on patent prior use

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Italy
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  • 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

Round-up of key developments

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain
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  • October 31 2012

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The Arco lamp case the never-ending story of copyright protection for design works in Italy

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • European Union, Italy
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  • April 14 2011

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued a decision concerning copyright protection of the "Arco" lamp, a masterpiece of post-war Italian design created by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni and currently marketed by the Italian company Flos

New developments in relation to e-cigarettes in Italy

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Italy
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  • July 31 2013

Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, are battery-operated products designed to deliver nicotine, flavour and other chemicals. They turn