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Italy: Upcoming rules concerning contributoryindirect infringement and patent infringement exceptions
  • Bird & Bird
  • Italy
  • October 26 2016

On 18 October 2016 the Italian Senate approved bill no. 2524 on ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement ("UPCA"), which had previously


Italian competition authority investigates suspected abuses in Italian electricity balancing markets
  • Bird & Bird
  • Italy
  • October 18 2016

The Italian competition authority, the AGCM, has opened investigations into suspected infringements of the competition rules by energy companies Enel


Future of Italian copyright levies unclear after European Court of Justice invalidates them for professional use under Italian law
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, Italy
  • October 10 2016

On 22 September 2016, the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") issued a decision that addressed the Italian law on copyright levies claimed on private


Italy: A European View on Employment Law
  • Bird & Bird
  • Italy
  • July 1 2016

In Italy employment law is defined as the "law of the employees", meaning that the majority of labour laws aim to provide rights and protection for


IoT & Privacy Sweep 2016: The Italian Data Protection authority focuses on Smart Homes
  • Bird & Bird
  • Italy
  • April 12 2016

The Italian Data Protection Authority (the “Garante”) started yesterday, along with other 28 Data Protection Authorities around the world, a "sweep


Prize contests: changes to the Italian sanctions regime
  • Bird & Bird
  • Italy
  • February 17 2016

With the entry into force of the Italian Finance Law ("Legge di stabilità", Law No. 208 of 28 December 2015) on 1 January 2016, the Italian


Italian Court upholds the protection of “Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG” as a designation of origin and its related trademarks
  • Bird & Bird
  • Italy
  • January 22 2016

In its decision dated 19 October 2015, the Company Matters division of the Court of Florence (whose jurisdiction encompasses IP matters) ruled on the


The strange case of the protection of Piadina Romagnola PGI
  • Bird & Bird
  • Italy
  • October 22 2015

With the fading memories of summer days spent at the seaside, this article will focus on the protection of Piadina Romagnola as a PGI. This is a flat


Italian Supreme Court requires disclosure in order to facilitate competition damages claim
  • Bird & Bird
  • Italy
  • July 15 2015

The Italian Supreme Court (Corte di Cassazione) recently issued a landmark judgment on private antitrust actions. The principles set out by the Court


Italy: new rules affecting terminations, mass redundancies, executives and mandatory severance (TFR)
  • Bird & Bird
  • Italy
  • March 30 2015

Under the general name of the "Jobs Act" (which had already been used one year ago when fixed-term contracts were liberalized), the number of