Storing cookies requires internet users’ active consent
The German Federation of Consumer Organisations has challenged before the German courts the use by the German company, Planet49, of a pre-ticked checkbox in connection with online promotional games, by which internet users wishing to participate consent to the storage of cookies. The cookies in question aim to collect information Read More
Council of the European Union gave its green light to the new Copyright Directive
On 26 March 2019, Members of the European Parliament adopted the new Copyright Directive in plenary by 348 votes in favour, 274 against and 36 abstentions. This vote marked the end of the legislative process for the European Parliament that began in 2016. The text adopted by the European Parliament needed Read More
Italy adopts new law on class action
Italy’s upper house of Parliament on Wednesday definitively approved draft law no. 844, thus these provisions are binding law. The law approved by the Senate has not yet been published in the Italian Official Gazette. However, the new provisions provide a 12 months transition period. Accordingly, the new law will Read More
Brexit: Italian measures for UK insurers and intermediaries
The Italian Government approved a draft law decree aimed at ensuring financial stability and market integrity in the event of hard Brexit (the "Decree"). The final version of the Decree is expected to be issued soon and will enter into force upon the publication on the Official Journal. Amendments in Read More
The General Court annuls EUIPO’s decision refusing registration of the figurative mark Chiara Ferragni as an EU trade mark
In 2015, Italian entrepreneurs filed an application with the European Intellectual Property Office ("EUIPO") for registration of the following EU trade mark, which they had been using, for, among others, goods in Classes 18 and 25. A Dutch company filed a notice of opposition to the registration of that figurative mark, Read More
New IVASS Regulation on transparency, advertising and creation of insurance products from 2019
Following the incorporation into Italian national laws of the Directive (EU) 2016/97 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 January 2016 on insurance distribution IVASS (the Italian insurance regulator) has issued the new Regulation no. 41 of 2 August 2018 on disclosure, advertising and creation of insurance Read More
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MDM Law firm response to coronavirus
As a mobile organisation, MDM Law firm is taking precautions seriously and is closely following all relevant government and WHO advice to ensure that we are ready to adapt to the latest guidance. As a people-based business, our primary focus is on ensuring the health and wellbeing of all our Read More
Loss of artworks worth EUR 18 Million
Acting for Lloyd’s Underwriters on an alleged loss of artworks valued at approximately EUR 18 million, our team successfully defended an EUR 10 million claim lodged by the insured before Italian courts, including favourable decision of the Milan Court of Appeal.
Jewellery design patent dispute before the Court of Milan
Acting for an Italian company in a jewellery design patent dispute before the Court of Milan. The firm successfully defended the summary proceedings lodged by a competitor, including favourable decision of the relevant appeal.
Acquisition of a Japanese company
The firm has advised an Italian group of the jewellery industry on the purchase of the 100% stake of shares in a company which runs a jewellery distribution channel in Japan.