Summary enforcement of sui generis database rights in Italy: a recent ruling of the IP Court of Rome

The IP Chamber of the Rome District Court issued an interesting summary judgment order concerning the protection of a database maker’s sui generis rights.

An Italian company providing an online searchable archive of judicial auctions – a strictly regulated activity in Italy – had applied for an urgent ex parte […]

By |05 04 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Ryanair and the protection of its flight information database: a recent ruling of the ECJ

(The original Italian version is also published on Diritto 24 – Il Sole 24 Ore)

On 15 January, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“ECJ”) ruled in case C-30/ 14 on the contractual protection of the database of the airline Ryanair, containing the data (e.g. times and prices) […]

By |26 01 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Ex-brokers, customer base and protection of confidential information (IP Court of Milan, Ruling no. 6579/2014)

A brokerage firm may not lawfully use information relating to the customers of its principal after the termination of the agency relationship, according to a recent ruling of the IP Court of Milan.

In the case decided by the Court of Milan, an insurance company sued one of its former […]

By |06 06 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

The sui generis right of the maker of a database: a preliminary injunction order of the IP Court of Rome

Following a lawsuit between two companies specializing in the publication of judicial foreclosures, the IP Court of Rome, on appeal, upheld a first instance preliminary injunction based on the sui generis right granted by copyright laws to the maker of a database in order to protect its investments (IP […]

By |13 01 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Apps, Social Networks and Jurisdiction of Italy’s Courts

By |05 12 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments|