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Banking digitalization with reference to the relationship between retail banks and customers is a must in an economy where according to estimates the usage of tablets has increased by 70% in the last year and physical contacts between bank branches and customers have reduced by 20% in the last decade. And such technological development is now supported by the appropriate regulatory environment that however at least in Italy requires to comply with quite stringent requirements. 

Like every year, myself and my colleagues from different jurisdictions of our global gambling law team will be next week in Barcelona for the EiG, the European iGaming Conference. And as usual if you want to have a chat on your potential plans of expansion in Italy or in other worldwide juridictions or merely drink a beer discussing about the future of the igaming market, feel free to contact me, Giulio Coraggio (giulio.coraggio@gmail.com), also as usual I will be twitting about the different events of the conference and and as usual follow me on Twitter, Google+ and become one of my friends on LinkedIn.Image courtesy of Flickr by Martin Abegglen...

Very interesting insights have come up today when I participated to the Internet Days conference in Milan. Directors from Google, PayPal, Microsoft and Facebook discussed about the future of the Internet sector which might go beyond our initial expectations. First of all Giorgio Sardo of Microsoft started inspiring us. He is director of technical evangelism and indeed the quote in the title of this post is from him! The opportunities that can arise from wearable technologies were the core of his speech and indeed we already discussed of the potential relationship between such technologies and privacy-related issues. There is no doubt that this will be the future with implementations in the leisure and fitness sectors but also in the medical sector where...

After wearable technologies, special rules for foreign franchisors in Italy, 3D Printers à la mode, social media and fashiononline retail and competition issues in distribution agreements, my colleague Roberto Valenti covers in this post the legal risks connected to the usage of social media by fashion companies.

After wearable technologies, special rules for foreign franchisors in Italy, 3D Printers à la mode, social media and fashion and online retail, this post drafted by my colleague Giangiacomo Olivi, will review the competition issues relating to distribution strategies in the fashion & retail sectors, from franchising and network agreements to commissioning, advanced licencing and, of course, e-commerce.We have found out is that there is still some confusion about selective and exclusive distribution. With a selective distribution, the supplier undertakes to sell its products only to selected distributors, which in turn undertake not to sell the relevant products to other unauthorised distributors. On the contrary, with an exclusive distribution, the supplier agrees to sell its products to only one distributor for resale in a particular...

Is the Italian sportsbetting market going up or down?The approval of Italian sportsbetting regulations allowing the offering of bets and events not included in the official schedule issued by the regulator (the so called "palinsesto ufficiale") had been by operators as a crucial milestone in the growth of the Italian sportsbetting market, but the future growth will depend on whether the current uncertainty will be sorted.Operators that from the launch of sportsbetting games in Italy had been constrained in their offering which was limited to the events and odds identified, approved and verified by the regulator and the competition between operators was limited to just the most attractive odds, believed that they might finally be able to offer under their...

As part of the series of posts on fashion related topics, we previously discussed about wearable technologies and franchising agreements while in this post my colleague Gualtiero Dragotti will focus on an issue already touched in a previous post i.e. the friction between traditional intellectual property rights and 3D printing technologies.