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ESPACENET – The patent database

Do you want to know if your invention has already been invented? You can do it with [email protected], an online free service collecting patents and patent applications.

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Court of Rome: Vimeo must reimburse Mediaset

By sentence no. 693/2019 of 10 January 2019, the Court of Rome ordered Vimeo to pay more than €8 million to RTI, a company of the Mediaset Group, for having shared and broadcast on its portal audiovisual content reproducing television programmes of the Italian broadcaster. An important aspect concerns the indications provided by the Judges […]

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Digital inheritance and the matter of the account

Social network are an increasingly important part of the life of the user till the point to affect a person even after his/her death. The increasing number of news is creating the problem of the “digital” inheritance. Some social networks provide some technical solution to the matter. Facebook and Google, for instance, insert the chance […]

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European Privacy Day: latest news

Today – January 29, 2019 – is the European Day for the Protection of Personal Data established in 2007 by the Council of Europe with the support of the European Commission and all European Privacy Authorities. The occasion allows to take stock of the latest news after the entry into force of the European Regulation […]

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The legal fake and trademark registration by a third party

With judgment no. 51754, filed on November 15, 2018, the Italian Criminal Court, section V, ruled concerning the distinction between the conduct integrant to the civil offence of unfair competition referred to in art. 2598 of the Italian Civil Code, no. 1 and the conduct integrant to the criminal offence referred to in art. 473 […]

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What’s UIBM?

The Italian Patent and Trademark Office: what it deals with UIBM (the Italian Patent and Trademark Office) is the Office of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Italian Government dealing with the administrative activity of registration and grant of the right of industrial property. UIBM deals with • at the national level: o reception […]

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Copyright Infringement

When do we talk of Copyright infringement? What penalties are applicable in such cases? We face copyright infringement when the right of the author is violated through: 1. Plagiarism; 2. Reproduction for commercial purposes; 3. Modification without authorization Plagiarism We meet plagiarism when a work is totally or partially reproduced and its authorship is illegitimately […]

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What’s EPO?

History, functions and tasks of the European Patent Office EPO is the acronym of European patent Office, the Office charged of providing with uniform procedure in the field of patent protection in 38 European countries. Since 1977, the Institute has to approve European patents under the supervision of the Administrative Council and has its office […]

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