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The "Unitary Patent" is a European Patent, granted by the European Patent Office following the traditional procedure, for which the holder requests the unitary effect. This is in force as from June 2023. The UPC is new court common to the EU Member States, having jurisdiction on Unitary Patents and traditional European Patents.
The Unified Patent Court or UPC is a new court common to the EU Member States that have signed and ratified its founding agreement. Here’s an overview of its structure and jurisdiction.
The Unified Patent Court or UPC is a new court common to the EU Member States that have signed and ratified its founding agreement. Here’s an an overview of the available remedies, enforcement, languages, applicable law and timing of the proceedings.
“统一的专利”是欧洲专利而h the holder requests the unitary effect. This is in force as from June 2023. The UPC is new court common to the EU Member States, having jurisdiction on Unitary Patents and traditional European Patents. Here is an overview of their Pros and Cons.
The Italian new anti-piracy law and the regulation by the Communication Authority on live sport events
Among others, the Italian Communication Authority can order ISPs, ex parte, to block access within 30 minutes to unauthorised transmissions of live content and premieres of audiovisual content, including sport events
An overview of the main changes: coexistence between national and European/Unitary patent; overturning of the Professor's privilege; civil seizure at fairs; temporary protection of designs exhibited at fairs.
The Court of Appeal of Milan, on the basis of an earlier first instance decision, ruled on the distinctiveness of the "stripe" of the well-known Diesel brand
In its recent order no. 16314/2023, the Italian Supreme Court ruled on the pre-disclosure proof requirements in patent law, stating that the choice between the various findings in support of the decision is ultimately the choice of the judge of the merits
On 10 July, the European Commission adopted the new Adequacy Decision on the EU-US framework of the regime for transferring personal data from the EU to US companies.
The Italian Supreme Court rules out the Italian jurisdiction over the infringement of the German portion of an international design registration
The Italian courts’ jurisdiction was deemed to be limited to the request for a declaration of non-infringement of the Italian portion of Alfa’s international design registration (which in fact was not under discussion).
The Italian Data Protection Autorithy sentenced H&M to a fine of €50,000.00 for breach of Articles 5, 88 and 114 of the GDPR
The new survey on the phenomenon of audiovisual and sports piracy, conducted by Ipsos on behalf of FAPAV - Federation for the Protection of Audiovisual and Multimedia Content Industries, has just been presented. It shows how the phenomenon of piracy in Italy is constantly evolving.
On 1 June 2023, Istituto dell'Autodisciplina Pubblicitaria (IAP) published an updated version of the Digital Chart Regulation, a document on the recognizability of marketing communication distributed over the internet, containing guidelines and transparency criteria addressed to operators and users including so-called influencers.
The Court of Milan recently ruled on the issue of plagiarism of musical works.
The Court of Turin ruled on an action related to an alleged evocation and/or unlawful direct or indirect use of the Grana Padano PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) and the Riserva category
On 26 January 2023, two decrees were issued by the Ministry of Health, and published in the Official Gazette on 18 March 2023, which amended the rules on the advertising of medical devices and in vitro diagnostic medical devices. In particular, an exemption to the ministerial authorisation requirement was introduced for certain types of devices and advertising.
In early 2023, in a ruling of considerable interest, the Milan Court of Appeal ruled on the interference of the sign "Acetaia del balsamico" with the PGI "Balsamic Vinegar of Modena."