Some of the events, conferences, publications and projects we have worked on are listed below. Some other projects are not listed as we must respect client confidentiality in sensitive areas.
On 19 April 2016, the Tribunal of Torino dismissed Fox’s claims for violation of IP rights against Reti Televisive Italiane (RTI), and ordered Fox to pay the costs of the proceedings. In particular, Fox complained that the RTI channel “Premium Crime” was infringing its registered trademark “CRIME” and Fox’s IPR, generating confusion among consumers with the channel “Fox Crime”. Read more
The European Parliament organizes the “Workshop Competition in the Food Retail Sector” and Elena Argentesi will present our recent work on “Effects of retail mergers on variety: An ex-post evaluation”.
More details on this event here
To see the report here
On 27 April 2016, the Tribunal of Rome published its judgement on the case between RTI and Break Media, condemning the latter to pay 115.000 Euro as compensation for IP rights violation. Read more
Paolo Buccirossi will be a speaker at the Trento Summer School 2016 on Advanced EU Competition Law & Economics. The second edition of the Summer School is organized by the Osservatorio Permanente sull’Applicazione delle Regole di Concorrenza and will take place in Moena (Italian Dolomites) from 12th to 18th June 2016. Read more
Paolo will join a panel discussing the challenges of protecting intellectual property rights in the Internet era, organized by Associazione Osservatorio Web e Legalità together with Istituto Giuridico dello Spettacolo e dell’Informazione.
Tomaso Duso presented our recent work “Effects of retail mergers on variety: An ex-post evaluation” at the 4th E.CA Economics Expert Forum held in Berlin on 15 April. The study, carried out by Tomaso jointly with Lear’s Elena Argentesi, Paolo Buccirossi and Alessia Marrazzo, assesses the impact on product variety of three mergers in the Dutch grocery sector. Read more
The Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) will host the 4th session of the course “Training of National Judges in EU Competition Law”, whereas the focus will be on damage quantification matters in the field of antitrust. This event will be held in Rome on 14-15 April 2016 . Read more
The note comments on the recent decision by the Administrative Tribunal of Lazio, which overturned the decision n. 25382 by the Italian competition authority (AGCM). The note focuses on two principles outlined by the Tribunal in its decision: Read more
Lear, together with Analysys Mason and DIW Berlin, has been selected by DG Competition for a project on the ex-post evaluation on the “Economic impact of competition policy enforcement on the functioning of telecoms markets in the EU”. Read more
The Administrative Tribunal of Lazio has overturned the decision n. 25382 by the Italian competition authority (AGCM), whereby it was found that UnipolSai and Generali had infringed Competition Law by entering into an agreement for the provision of insurance services to local public transport companies. Read more