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Top 5 giveaways at #Fashiononline and wearable technologies event

€ 1.3 bn is the value of sales from Italian fashion websites in 2013 with an increase year by year of 30+% and considerable potentials for further growth since it represents only 20% of the total value of the Italian B2C e-commerce sector. These are some…


#FASHIONLINE conference – Fashion bloggers, e-commerce & wearable technology issues

On Friday 24 January 2014 at 9.15, we will be holding a very interesting event named #FASHIONLINE - Fashion bloggers, e-commerce & wearable technology…


(F)blogs in the fashion sector, what issues?

22 October, 2013 - 7:53 am in AGCM, blog, fashion, fine, flog, Italy, misleading, unfair commercial practices

Flogs (or fake blogs) are a type of business that is very common especially in the fashion sector where some bloggers have become real stars, but their…

fashion companies

Fashion companies “go social”: the legal risks

25 September, 2013 - 6:41 pm in copyright, fashion, intellectual property, social network, trademark

After wearable technologies, special rules for foreign franchisors in Italy, 3D Printers à la mode, social media and fashion, online retail and competition issues in distribution agreements, my colleague Roberto Valenti covers in this post the legal risks…

online retail

Fashion and online retail

20 September, 2013 - 10:15 am in e-commerce, fashion, Internet, online, retail

After wearable technologies, special rules for foreign franchisors in Italy, 3D Printers à la mode, social media and fashion this IPT catwalk now covers the issue of legal implications concerning fashion and e-commerce with an article drafted by my colleague…

social media

Be fashion, be on social media!

19 September, 2013 - 4:58 pm in blog, fashion, social network, Twitter

After having debated about wearable technologies, special rules for foreign franchisors in Italy and 3D Printers à la mode, in this fourth post of the fashion-dedicated series, celebrating the Milan fashion week, my colleague Sara Balice will discuss about…


Employees’ location data monitored with privacy safeguards

20 November, 2014 - 1:34 pm in data protection, privacy

It is possible to collect location data relating to employees through smartphone Apps if used in order to optimize the usage of resources and improve their management, coordination and timing provided that this practice complies with the stringent obligations…

unfair competition

Gucci’s half victory in unfair competition case vs Guess

1 November, 2014 - 8:27 am in trademark, unfair competition

Gucci obtained a partial victory against Guess before the Milan Court of Appeal for unfair competition since the court held that Guess copied a number of products of the well-known fashion house of Florence. According to what reported by my IP colleague, Elena…

wearable technologies

Wearable technologies’ future after yesterday’s event!

Wearable technologies might no longer be the same after yesterday's keynote speech.  We will see whether the expectations will be met, but certainly considerable legal hurdles shall be overcome to boost the success of such products. I have already covered…

Internet of Things

RFID logo and data protection test to boast the market

4 August, 2014 - 9:30 am in data protection, Internet, privacy

The approval of technical standards introducing an RFID logo and a process for their data protection impact assessment required to comply with the EU Recommendation on RFIDs are expected to boost their usage in several fields including the Internet of Things.…