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AdWords and third party trademarks: the Enterprise Matters section of the Milan Court rules in the wake of the ECJ’s case-law
  • Martini Manna Avvocati
  • European Union, Italy
  • December 1 2014

The use of third party trademarks as "ad-words" in order to gain advantageous referencing in Internet searches does not necessarily constitute

Major TV broadcaster loses its domain name
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Italy
  • 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

Fan pages and social media who shall be blamed?
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Italy
  • October 28 2014

Internet liability are increasingly tested with the growth of social media. And we receive a large number of requests of advice from clients running

AdWords e marchi di terzi: il Tribunale di Milano sulla SCIA della Corte di Giustizia UE
  • Martini Manna Avvocati
  • Italy
  • November 27 2014

L'utilizzo del marchio di terzi come "parola chiave", ai fini di un posizionamento vantaggioso tra i risultati delle ricerche in Internet, non

Court of Rome on the infringement of a trademark through Facebook
  • NCTM Studio Legale
  • Italy
  • September 30 2014

An interesting opinion was handed down by the Rome Tribunal on June 26, 2014 following to PI proceedings which were initiated by a company in order

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

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

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

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!

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