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The team has very good legal skills and commercial understanding
to solve complex matters. Highly recommended team

The Legal 500, 2023

Over the past 25 years, we won some of the most important copyright cases before the Italian courts in the areas of creative design furniture, software, publishing, music, video games, films, theatre and television. We have been pioneers in obtaining fundamental decisions from the Italian courts allowing copyright protection to world famous designs by Charles and Ray Eames, Verner Panton and others in the furniture sector. Our firm has carried out a massive enforcement program against end users of software programs based on copyright law lasting over 10 years. We won some of the more significant cases on TV formats. In music sector, we have successfully represented the Italian Federation of Music Industry (FIMI) in many cases before the civil and criminal courts. We have a solid experience in the field of digital anti-piracy of copyrighted content, from cinematographic and editorial works to live sports events.

Our commercial team has substantial experience in negotiating complex licensing agreements in a variety of industries and sectors.

Recent notable cases:

Representing a Swiss-based international furniture design company in multiple copyright infringement cases

Advising a leading German company in the industrial design sector on copyright infringement claims

Representing two leading mobile device manufacturers in proceedings before the Italian and EU courts concerning the legality of the Italian discipline on copyright levies

Advising a UK government agency on antitrust liability issues, database rights and copyright

Representing a world-famous US pop-artist in a complex plagiarism case

Assisting a world leader manufacturer of security solutions in a software reverse engineering case

Representing a sports audiovisual rights holder in connection with digital piracy incidents

Advising a Japanese video game producer in criminal proceedings before Italian authorities in relation to digital anti-piracy matters

Representing and advising a U.S. video game producer, a leader in the industry, in cases related to the exploitation of image rights

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