What we do
Drafting and reviewing licensing strategies, technological standards and interoperability in Italian and European Union competition laws, advising Free Software and open source software projects.
This is, undoubtedly, the specialty for which we are most renown.
License compatibility and licensing auditing, including via Fossology scan analysis, software projects legal validation and auditing, especially in the embedded systems domain
Thanks to groundbreaking work on the interaction between interoperability and competition, we are able to offer very targeted consultancy and services to protect against abuse of dominant positions; activities in the Standard Setting Bodies (SSB), competition in standardisation;
Software procurement rules, policies; reuse policies and licensing; licensing of public-sector made software; lobbying and public outreach;
Cryptocurrency, smart contracts, fintech, smart insurance contracts.
Drafting, reviewing and negotiation of contracts for TMT products and services in B2C and B2B contexts; outsourcing of information systems and network services, software development contracts, web site/webapp development, release of multimedia works and new media contents.
Outsourcing of information systems and network services, software licensing and subcontracting agreements, software development contracts, web site development, release of multimedia works and new media contents
Licensing of relevant technology (patents, trade secrets), especially in multimedia sector.
Compliance, models of organisation, management and control, organisational rules and procedures to prevent crimes, misconduct of employees, Non Disclosure Agreements, as provided by Law Decree 231/2001.
Digital investigation in criminal cases involving computer crimes, interactions with foreign law firms in legal actions abroad.
Online defamation, hate speech and reputation management;
Computer crimes and digital evidence, data protection crimes
IPR related offenses, website banning and filtering, p2p related crimes and investigations
Data Protection and Privacy
Compliance with data processing regulations, especially or exclusively by electronic means, drafting and reviewing of data security plans, engagement of System Administrators and Processors (including cloud providers of SaaS/PaaS), privacy policies.
Corporate compliance to Privacy Laws, security measures, impact assessment (DPIA), relations and inspections by Italian Data Protection Authority (Garante Privacy), ISO/IEC 27001 auditing preparation.
Cloud Computing legal issues: geographical data segregation, supply chain, civil, criminal and administrative liabilities, security measures, terms of services compliance.
ISO/IEC 27001 compliance, security aspects for employees joining, moving and leaving an organisation, internal policies related to security of information systems, corporate devices policies, employee surveillance.
Online Services and E-commerce
Online derogation of corporations’ and individuals’ image, especially in services of the Information Society, obtaining a landmark decisions on automated services offered by ISPs.
Checking compliance of online services with the e-commerce rules
European Projects and public outreach activities on release of public data as open data; advice on licensing conditions, also of private entities and international bodies and associations. ademarks).
Drafting terms of service of innovative initiatives, dealing with data protection, ecommerce, opposing rights (such as copyright, database rights, trademarks).
Trademarks and Domain Names
Advice on drafting Trademark Policies; enforcement of trademarks worldwide; ADR and litigation against cybersquatting, typosquatting; defence against reverse hijacking of TM and domains.
Trademarks and domain names protection, strategic advice, for business, communities and projects.
Registration of trademarks, directly at CTM and worldwide through a leading service provider.