SIMONA LAVAGNINI TO SPEAK AT A WEBINAR ORGANIZED BY MICROSOFT ON THE RISKS OF COUNTERFEIT SOFTWARE

20/06/2017

On June 27, at 11 a.m., Ms. Simona Lavagnini will speak at a webinar organized by Microsoft on the enhancement of the software assets of the company, the legal consequences of the sale and use of counterfeit software, and the ways to manage IT contracts and software licences.

 

Software has now become an important resource for all companies which often find themselves having to manage a certain number of IT contracts dealing with software development, outsourcing or use licenses. It is essential for companies to know about the features of such contracts, the risks connected to them and the best ways to control them with a view to optimizing use of resources and avoid incurring in negative consequences.

Ms. Simona Lavagnini, partner at LGV Avvocati, will provide a comprehensive view of rights over software, also dealing with the civil, criminal and administrative consequences connected to use of unlicensed software or non-compliant licences. She will examine the cases in which protection is provided by copyright law and the infringements and remedies available in the field of unfair competition and consumer protection law. Ms. Lavagnini will also give some important advice for identifying unauthentic software and avoiding the risks associated with use of such software.

Mr. Paolo Valcher of the Software Asset Management and Copyright Protection division and Mr. Marco Cattaneo, Product Marketing Manager Windows Commercial, both from Microsoft Italia, will also be speaking at the webinar.

Registration is available by filling out the form available at the following link: https://info.microsoft.com/WE-NOGEP-WBNR-FY17-06Jun-27-SoftwareFakeImparaariconoscerliedevitairischi-335046_01Registration-ForminBody.html.


TANKRED THIEM IN CAGLIARI FOR THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF DAV ITALIA

15/06/2017

Tankred Thiem has been a member of the administrative board of DAV Italia, the local division of the Association of German Attorneys (Deutscher Anwaltsverein – DAV), from its very founding. The organization will now celebrate its 10 years of activities during a three days event in Cagliari (16-18 June).

 

Mr. Tankred Thiem – who is admitted to both the German and Italian Bar – has been a member of the administrative board of DAV Italia for nearly ten years. His activities within the Association of German Attorneys are but one aspect of the long-lasting and wide spread German-Italian relationship, a context within which LGV, over the years, has established significant and highly productive ties with important German law firms and multinational companies.

As member of the board, Mr. Tankred Thiem contributed to the organization of the conference celebrating 10 years of activities of DAV Italia, the local division of the Association of German Attorneys (Deutscher Anwaltsverein – DAV), that will take place over the course of three days (16-18 June) in Cagliari. All the local DAV associations have been invited to celebrate this important anniversary. The German General Consul Mrs. Jutta Wolke of Milan and the former MP Oskar Pederline – currently a Professor at the University of Bolzano- will attend the conference as guest and speaker.

With over 67.000 members, DAV (German Attorneys Association) is the largest lawyer association in the world. It is structured in local and regional organizations and currently comprises 15 foreign organizations including DAV Italia. The activities of DAV are closely scrutinized by German media and political representatives alike and it functions both as a primary platform to maintain and strengthen networking capabilities as well as to gain expert insight in the latest developments in each particular legal branch.


LEADERS LEAGUE 2017: LGV IS RANKED AS LEADING LAW FIRM FOR COPYRIGHT AND AS EXCELLENT LAW FIRM IN TRADEMARK AND PATENT LITIGATION

26/05/2017

LGV is rated  as a “leading” law firm for copyright, and is confirmed as “excellent” in trademark and patent litigation.

 

Leaders League – the Paris company that rates professional firms active in the specialist sectors of each country – has included LGV in the category of law firms deemed “leading” among those specialized in copyright, confirming it for the second year in a row as “excellent” law firm in trademark and patent litigation. The 2017 guide takes into account the very high quality of the service offered by the firm in the copyright sector, as well as LGV’s activity as litigator with respect to trademarks and patents.

Leaders League, in particular, highlights as follows: “Copyright, as applied to new technologies, constitutes one of the core practices at LGV. The firm has dealt with all types of work originating in the digital and online world, and has become highly specialized in the protection of software, video games, online and offline databases, and issues related to systems of protection, collecting societies and lobbies. According to the guide, LGV differentiates itself because: “The team of 13 lawyers, entirely dedicated to IP and commercial issues is one of the largest in the market. LGV is a dynamic boutique with an international outlook thanks to a department specifically focused on the Korean market, in addition to a business desk dealing with Germany and other German-speaking countries. The team also has strong experience in the management of cross-border litigation.”

The top level ranking published by this prestigious directory further strengthens the presence and influence of LGV in the international context and recognises the firm’s preeminent role in an ever more competitive global market. For details, please visit: http://www.leadersleague.com/en/rankings/2017-ranking-of-the-best-law-firms-in-copyright-in-italy#dee6d702-f584-4271-8882 -c1708508845b


TANKRED THIEM AT THE 2017 DEUTSCHER ANWALTSTAG

24/05/2017

As in previous years, Mr. Tankred Thiem, head of LGV’s German department and member of the board of DAV Italia, participates at the Deutscher Anwaltstag in Essen, Germany.

 

The principal event of the Association of German Attorneys (Deutscher Anwaltsverein – DAV) is held over the course of three days (24-26 May) and will be inaugurated by the German Justice Minister Mr. Heiko Maas. With over 67.000 members, DAV is the largest lawyer association in the World. It is structured in local and regional organizations and currently comprises 15 foreign organizations including DAV Italia. The conference is structured in seminars and working groups addressing all fields of law, and has been closely scrutinized by German media and political representatives alike. It functions both as a primary platform to maintain and strengthen networking capabilities as well as to gain expert insight in the latest developments in each particular legal branch.

Mr. Tankred Thiem – who is admitted to both the German and Italian Bar – is member of the administrative board member of the DAV Italia, which was founded in 2006, for nearly ten years. The activities within the Association of German Attorneys is but one aspect of the long-lasting and wide spread German-Italian relationship, a context within which LGV, over the years, has established significant and highly productive ties with important German law firms and multinational companies.