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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


Guidelines on the correct indication of a geographical name covering a territory of production of PDO or PGI wine
  • Bird & Bird
  • Italy
  • March 6 2015

The Italian Ministry of Agricultural and Forest Policies has recently issued guidelines on the indication of geographical names, as names of regions


International data protection enforcement bulletin January 2015
  • Bird & Bird
  • Australia, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France
  • January 30 2015

The individual was employed by the Department of Defence ("Defence"), and lodged a compensation claim as a result of an injury. Defence sought the


From Patent Box to IP box?
  • Bird & Bird
  • Italy
  • January 23 2015

Three days ago the Council of Ministers approved a law decree currently not yet published in the Gazzetta Ufficiale through which several relevant


Legal considerations on the Internet of Things: 2015 and beyond - part 1
  • Bird & Bird
  • Italy
  • January 8 2015

We're currently witnessing a new technological evolution, one that will change the way in which we perceive and relate to the world around us


Jobs Act: modification to the discipline of fixed-term contracts
  • Bird & Bird
  • Italy
  • December 17 2014

The Italian government enacted a decree in March 2014, deregulating fixed-term contracts and Temporary Agency Work and eliminating the need of an


Changes and prospective changes to Italian employment law
  • Bird & Bird
  • Italy
  • December 15 2014

On December 4, 2014, the Italian Parliament has delegated the Government to issue, not later than in the successive 6 months, various legislative