LGV VISITS SEOUL FROM 11 TO 18 JUNE 2016

31/05/2016

Senior Associate Ms. Ju Yeon Park, together with Associate Mr. Alessandro Sassone, will be representing LGV in Seoul from 11 to 18 June, in an effort to expand the network of the firm and cement its presence in the South Korean market.


 

The trip is but one moment in the decade long process of cooperation between LGV and South Korea. Throughout the years LGV has formed significant and highly productive relationships with important South Korean multinational companies and local law firms. This has been especially possible due to the activity of Ms. Ju Yeon Park, who is bilingual in Italian and Korean, as well as being educated in Italy and qualified to practice as an Italian lawyer.


LEADERS LEAGUE: NEW RANKING FOR LGV

24/05/2016
LGV is rated excellent in the sectors of Innovation & Technology and Trademark and Patent Litigation.


 

Leaders League – the Paris company that rates professional firms active in the specialist sectors of each country – has included LGV among law firms deemed “excellent” among those specialized in Italy in intellectual property and innovation and technology. The 2016 guide factors in the high quality service offered by the firm with regards to patent and trademark litigation as well as the work carried out by LGV in the information technology sector. 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 further details see: www.leadersleague.com/en/rankings/2016-ranking-of-the-top-law-firms-in-italy-it (IT ranking)

www.leadersleague.com/en/rankings/2016-ranking-italian-best-law-firms-trademark-and-patent-litigation (patent and trademark ranking)


LGV AT THE 2016 INTA CONVENTION

19/05/2016
This year LGV will once again participate at the Convention dedicated to trademarks and organized by INTA (the International Trademark Association).


 

Mr. Luigi Goglia – partner – and Mr. Alessandro Merolla – senior associate – will participate at the annual Convention dedicated to trademarks and organized by INTA (the International Trademark Association). The event will be held in Orlando from the 21 to the 25 May 2016 at the Orange County Convention. This is an important occasion for strengthening and creating professional ties with other attorneys and expert consultants in IP who come from all over the World. It also represents a chance to engage in a productive exchange of opinions with regards to recent changes affecting the trademarks sector as well as an opportunity to expand a network that may become useful when carrying out trademark filing and prosecution activities.

For further details see www.inta.org


LGV HAS BEEN INVITED BY AESVI, THE VIDEOGAME TRADE ASSOCIATION, TO PARTICIPATE AT A SALON DEDICATED TO YOUNG VIDEOGAME DEVELOPERS.

17/05/2016
Thanks to the experience acquired in the multimedia and videogame sector, LGV has been invited by AESVI, the videogame trade association, to participate at a salon dedicated to young videogame developers.


 

On Saturday May 14, 2016, Mr. Alessandro Bura of LGV participated at the Svilupparty event as a mentor. Svilupparty is an event organized by AESVI in Bologna that includes – among other initiatives – the possibility for young developers to get in contact with a team of entrepreneurs and industry professionals who have been preselected by AESVI on grounds of their competence and experience. In this way, the developers had the possibility to address their questions to the person of the team most competent to deal with them. Mr. Alessandro Bura, in his capacity as legal expert, was present to freely answer the questions of young developers concerning the legal issues involved in the protection of videogames, ranging from the contractual relationships existing between the parties active in the development of the products, to the connections with other platforms and users as well as collecting societies of authors’ rights, and finally also considering matters linked with legal protection of videogames.

Vedi comunicato AESVI


 

SPECIALIZED COURT DIVISIONS FOR FOREIGN COMPANIES ARE NOT UNCONSTITUTIONAL

12/04/2016
Specialized Court Divisions for foreign companies are not unconstitutional: LGV Avvocati successfully assists a software multinational in civil search proceedings



Ms. Lavagnini, partner of LGV Avvocati, wins an important decision against a holding company, operating in the packaging sector, which claimed the unconstitutionality – specifically a breach of articles 3 and 25 of the Constitution – of a norm providing for mandatory competence of certain Specialized Court Divisions for disputes involving a foreign company (art. 4, para. 1bis of Legislative Decree 168/2003).
The international IT giant had obtained and carried out a civil search against the holding company in relation to computer programs it owned. A lot of unlicensed software was found, so that the multinational corporation insisted for confirmation of the decision authorizing the search. However, the opposing side claimed a series of exceptions, among which was that of unconstitutionality. In particular, they claimed that the norm in question conferred an unjustified privilege on foreign companies.
With ordinance dated February 2, 2016, the Court of Milan rejected the exceptions and confirmed the decision authorizing the search, and recognized, for the first time, certain important principles concerning the competence of the Specialized Court Divisions. Firstly, the Judge affirmed that such an exception was not compatible with the civil search procedure, which is aimed at acquisition of evidence of the unlawful act. Indeed, initiating a judgment of unconstitutionality would risk the dispersion or alteration of that evidence. In any event, there are no grounds for asserting disparity in treatment between Italian and foreign companies, seeing as the law is such as to ensure those foreign corporations (which are at a disadvantage as they have no headquarters in Italy) are subject to a faster procedure before the more experienced Specialized Court Divisions.