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Giovanni Ghirardi

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Hogan Lovells’ Standard Essential Patent Update – February 2019

Hogan Lovells’ Standard Essential Patent (SEP) Update reports on recent news and case decisions from jurisdictions including China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States. The February 2019 update can be accessed in the following languages: • English language available here • Japanese language available here  The February 2019 update covers

CJEU: Hard blow for Italian copyright levies system and the Italian collecting society (SIAE)

 On 22 September 2016, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) issued a landmark decision in case C-110/15, regarding the Italian private copy exception and the related copyright levies system. This decision uncovered longstanding failings of the Italian rules on copyright levies, which were found to be contrary to EU principles of fairness,