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New distinctive signs in the social media

  • Bugnion SpA
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  • Italy
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  • December 18 2012

The virtual world of social media sites is no longer the new frontier of intellectual property, but has become one of the normal arenas in which companies

Use of registered trademarks in domain names - when and how to obtain seizure

  • Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale
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  • Italy
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  • November 15 2011

An Italian court has recently held that if a website wrongfully uses a registered trademark in its domain name, and if a court order is sought to require an Italian internet service provider (ISP) to block access to the website, such an order cannot be granted unless the applicant produces evidence of the website’s illicit content or purpose

The search for accomplice liability in Italy goes on

  • Bugnion SpA
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  • Italy
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  • December 22 2010

Calling for a unified stance on keywords advertising and trademarks, not only from Italian judges but courts worldwide, in order to give brand owners clarity

Major TV broadcaster loses its domain name

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Italy
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  • June 14 2012

Italy's main private TV broadcaster, Mediaset S.p.A., lost its right to use the domain name "mediaset.com" after failing to renew its registration

Google “AdWords” system and registered trade marks

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Italy
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  • June 21 2010

The use of keywords in online advertising systems is prevalent in our culture and can cause conflicts among competitors, especially when the keywords consist of registered trade marks

Seizure of websites for trade mark violation

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Italy
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  • January 31 2012

On 29 September 2011, in a decision widely reported by the media, the Court of Padua issued a decree ordering the preventive seizure of 493 websites containing a specific trade mark in their domain names, in relation to the alleged crimes of importing, marketing and selling products bearing fake trade marks, and handling goods derived from criminal activity

Google shall not monitor AdWords keywords

  • DLA Piper LLP
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  • Italy
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  • July 19 2013

The Court of Palermo (Italy) held that Google as an hosting provider is not obliged to monitor the AdWords keywords selected by its users. The court

Domain name management

  • Bugnion SpA
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  • Global, Italy
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  • April 19 2012

In creating a domain name strategy, brand owners need to ensure they are taking a national and international perspective

Manager of an online forum is not liable for content posted by users

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Italy
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  • November 10 2011

On 11 August 2011, the Court of Bologna issued a decision in a case brought by an Italian company, a provider of beauty products and services, against Yahoo!

Hands off that domain name! Avast obtains injunction and recovers “avast.it” in record time

  • Studio Legale Jacobacci & Associati
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  • Italy
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  • September 19 2014

Section 133 of the Italian Industrial Property Code has been recently amended. It now allows for a quick, if provisional, recovery of a domain name