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A new concept law firm

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An array of IT lawyers

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Hacking the links between
law and technology

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Services

Software

Free/Open Source Software

Drafting and reviewing licensing strategies, license compatibility, software project legal validation and auditing, technological standards and interoperability in Italian and European Union competition laws.
This is, undoubtedly, the specialty for which we are most renown.

Antitrust

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;

Governmental work

Software procurement rules, policies; reuse policies and licensing; licensing of public-sector made software; lobbying and public outreach;

Contracts

Licensing

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.

Advice

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

Technology transfer

Licensing of relevant technology (patents, trade secrets), especially in multimedia sector;

Criminal Law

Corporate liability

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.

Computer crimes

Digital investigation in criminal cases involving computer crimes, interactions with foreign law firms in legal actions abroad.

Online defamation and reputation

Online defamation, hate speech and reputation management

Criminal liability

Computer crimes and digital evidence, data protection crimes

IPR related crimes

IPR related offenses, website banning and filtering, p2p related crimes and investigations

Data Protection and Privacy

Consultancy

Data processing, especially or exclusively by electronic means, drafting and reviewing of data security plans, engagement letters for System Administrators and Processors, privacy policies.

Audit

Corporate compliance to Privacy Laws, technical specifications regarding security measures, authorisations and statements by Italian Data Protection Authority (Garante Privacy), ISO/IEC 27001 auditing preparation.

Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing legal issues: geographical data segregation, supply chain, civil, criminal and administrative liabilities, security measures, terms of services compliance.

Information Governance

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 Ecommerce

Online reputation

Online derogation of corporations’ and individuals’ image, especially in services of the Information Society, obtaining a landmark decisions on automated services offered by ISPs.

E-commerce, distance selling

Checking compliance of online services with the e-commerce rules

Terms of Use

Drafting terms of service of innovative initiatives, dealing with data protection, ecommerce, opposing rights (such as copyright, database rights, trademarks).

Open Data

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.

Trademarks and Domain Names

TM enforcement

Advice on drafting Trademark Policies; enforcement of trademarks worldwide; ADR and litigation against cybersquatting, typosquatting; defence against reverse hijacking of TM and domains.

Advice

Trademarks and domain names protection, strategic advice, for business, communities and projects.

Services

Registration of trademarks, directly at CTM and worldwide through a leading service provider.