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Italian photovoltaic market faces cuts to feed-in tariffs

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Italy
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  • November 20 2014

In June 2014 the Italian government imposed retrospective cuts to feed-in tariffs already awarded to operational photovoltaic plants above 200 kW

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

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

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Italy
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  • 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

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

Recent decisions and amendment of the Italian patent law suggest narrower approach on equivalence in Italy

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Italy
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  • January 20 2011

The ForelLisec decision of the Italian Supreme Court is the most authoritative precedent in Italian patent law when considering patent infringement by equivalents

"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

Global employment law update- Italy

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Italy
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  • January 19 2015

Recently, the Italian Parliament has issued new employment rules that will have a major impact on the employment market in the course of 2015. Rules

The Court of Appeal of Milan rules on Yahoo’s liability with respect to copyright infringement

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Italy
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  • February 25 2015

In January 2015 the Court of Appeal of Milan issued a landmark decision on ISPs’ liability in relation to video-sharing platforms, which might finally

Recent amendments to the Italian IP Code - protection of designs under copyright law

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Italy
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  • October 14 2010

The reform of the Italian Intellectual Property Code (IPC), which entered in force on 2 September 2010, brought a substantial amendment to the transitional regime of Article 239 IPC which allowed Italian companies to lawfully manufacture industrial design products protected by copyright of third parties

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

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Germany, Italy
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  • 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