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Patents back in fashion on the 3D pockets

4 May, 2016 - 9:30 am in intellectual property

With decision issued on 14 January 2016, the Court of Milan has granted protection to Max Mara’s patent, covering the pockets of a pair of jeans, named “Perfect Fit” and enhancing the curves of the person who wears them.  This is a blog post from my…


Top 5 fashion law predictions for 2016

20 January, 2016 - 9:00 am in fashion

Although we trust that fashion will keep surprising us and it is very difficult to make forecasts, here you have our guess on the top five fashion predictions…

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…

#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 issues in collaboration with Borsa Italiana (the Milan stock exchange) in Milan at Palazzo Mezzanotte.…

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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…

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Fashion and online retail

20 September, 2013 - 10:15 am in e-commerce, liability ISP

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…

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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…


How privacy consent might change with the ePrivacy Regulation

19 January, 2017 - 7:51 am in data protection

The draft EU ePrivacy Regulation might have a considerable impact on privacy compliance obligations relating to new technologies.  What is the draft ePrivacy Regulation? I already discussed about the ongoing review of the European rules applicable to electronic…


Top 10 EU Privacy Regulation issues – #9 Do you monitor your suppliers, agents & shops?

1 December, 2016 - 8:04 am in data protection, privacy

The EU Privacy Regulation obliges to put in place a more stringent monitoring on suppliers, agents and shops to avoid liabilities and damages. I had already discussed in a previous post about the new risks/liabilities that the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)…

Internet of Things

The Internet of Things creates a State of Exception

30 October, 2016 - 8:09 am in Guest Post

How the Internet of Things is leading to a major disruption also in the legal system and how we regulate transactions.  As part of the series of guest posts named Thoughts Leaders’ Corner, here is an interesting article from Rob van Kranenburg, who is…