SIMONA LAVAGNINI AMONG THE AUTHORS OF “THE DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET COPYRIGHT. INTERNET AND COPYRIGHT LAW IN THE EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE”

07/07/2016

The last monographic volume of the series “Law and Policy of New Media” has been published. The volume, supervised by Mr. Mario Franzosi, Mr. Oreste Pollicino and Mr. Gianluca Campus, collates the documents of the Seminar organized in November 2015 by the Permanent Judicial Organization in collaboration with AIPPI. The work studies in depth the issues concerning circulation of digital contents within European territories, in light of the most recent technical and legislative innovations.


Ms. Simona Lavagnini has contributed by redacting the chapter titled “The Directive 2014/26/EU on collecting societies and the user’s perspective”, critically analyzing the points concerning the monopoly of which collecting societies de facto benefit from in individual European states. Specific attention is given to the user’s perspective, who is forced to negotiate with a single entity.

Ms. Simona Lavagnini has considered various possible solutions at a European level, such as to guarantee the right balance between the positions of the individuals involved. Ms. Lavagnini’s work examines the tendency to extend the application of competition rules to collecting societies, as well as the option of applying stringent norms with a view to imposing greater transparency for the protection of users and of the public interest.


 

MS. SIMONA LAVAGNINI IS AMONG THE AUTHORS OF THE VI EDITION OF THE “COMMENT ON THE LAW OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND COMPETITION” EDITED BY WOLTER KLUWER-CEDAM

22/06/2016

The sixth Edition of the “Comment on the law of Intellectual Property and Competition”, which for years has represented the go-to manual for practitioners, is currently being published.


 

As in previous editions, the name partner Ms. Simona Lavagnini has contributed to the Comment by providing an analysis of certain copyright rules, particularly art. 16-bis concerning communication to the public via satellite and cable re-transmission, arts. 100, 101 and 102 on protection of ownership, indexes, exterior appearance of a work, articles and news, as well as arts. 102-quater and 102-quinquies regarding technological protection measures and information on the rights regime.

Additionally, Ms. Lavagnini has provided significant contribution to the comment on the law regulating databases, a subject in which she is extensively experienced, and in this connection has also covered the introduction to and analysis of arts. 64-quinquies and 64-sexies concerning protection of databases that may be qualified as creative works, as well as arts. 102-bis and 102-ter which provide for the rights of the creator of a database protected by the sui generis right.


SIMONA LAVAGNINI IN BOLOGNA FOR THE AIPPI SEMINAR ON THE UNIFIED PATENT COURT

28/06/2016

The name partner Ms. Simona Lavagnini, as President of the Formation Group of AIPPI Italia, will participate at the seminar “Analysis of the procedures of the Unified Patent Court” organized by the AIPPI Italian Group. The event will be held on June 29, 2016, in Bologna, within the evocative setting of Fornace Galotti “Battiferro”, where the Museum of Industrial Heritage is located.


 

The seminar will focus on an analysis of the various legislative innovations concerning the rise of a unified patent system, and will represent an occasion to specifically deal with issues such as territorial competence, first degree trials and the procedure related to the non-infringement declaration before the Unified Patent Court.

The introduction of a new “Unified Patent” and of the Unified Court is particularly topical at the moment and presents complexities and elements of uncertainty which have now come to the forefront, particularly in light of the recent British referendum, seeing as Great Britain, one of the States that most contributed to the birth of the new system and that should have hosted the division competent to deal with cases connected to chemistry, pharmaceuticals and biotechnologies, has decided to leave the European Union. What will happen to the Unified Court?