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Italy IP Focus 2006

  • Fight for your traditional rights

    In the international discussions on the future of an international GI system, Italian food and wine producers are at the forefront of lobbying in favour of extended GI protection - none more so than the producers of two of Italy's best-known products, Parma ham and Parmesan cheese. Stéphanie Bodoni spoke to Federico de Simoni of Prosciutto di Parma, and Giorgio Bocedi, for Parmigiano Reggiano

  • Changes in store for domain name grabbers

    IP owners can expect quicker and cheaper protection of their rights in Italy following the introduction of a revised IP law earlier this year. Trade mark owners in particular will be pleased to hear that the law now is on their side for the enforcement of their rights against cybersquatters. Francesco Terrano and Donatella Prandin of Bugnion explain

  • Think before trying to make a copy of your DVD

    The topic of whether rights owners or consumers should take priority in the case of technological anti-copying protection devices on CDs or DVDs has been the cause of a hot debate in Italy for some time. Matteo Orsingher, Paolo Bertoni and Fabrizio Sanna of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer examine the law and the possible outcome

  • New IP law launches range of legal options

    Six months after Italy's new IP Code came into force, a series of provisions have become enforceable in Italy concerning legal actions and matters that can be referred to arbitration. Davide Luigi Petraz of GLP provides a detailed outline of the new provisions

  • How to make the most of your technology inventions

    Italy's technology transfer regime has recently been updated in line with EU and international requirements. Foreign companies looking to license their technology in Italy have to watch out for several new provisions. Michel Jolicoeur of Racheli & C provides an overview


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