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Google shall not monitor AdWords keywords
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Italy
  • 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


The search for accomplice liability in Italy goes on
  • Bugnion SpA
  • Italy
  • 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


Use of registered trademarks in domain names - when and how to obtain seizure
  • Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale
  • Italy
  • 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


New distinctive signs in the social media
  • Bugnion SpA
  • Italy
  • 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


Seizure of websites for trade mark violation
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Italy
  • 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


Domain name management
  • Bugnion SpA
  • Global, Italy
  • 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
  • Italy
  • 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!


Google “AdWords” system and registered trade marks
  • Bird & Bird
  • Italy
  • 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


iWATCH: trademarks, keywords and other things
  • Eunomia
  • Italy
  • February 25 2016

According to the Court of Milan the use of a trade mark registered by a third party as a keyword to target customers through the Internet, is not to


iWATCH: marchi, keywords ed altre cose ancora
  • Eunomia
  • Italy
  • February 25 2016

Secondo il Tribunale di Milano è lecito l’ utilizzo del marchio altrui come keyword per indirizzare la clientela sui propri prodotti attraverso la