Racheli can assist you in the filing of an unpublished work for registration of authorship with the SIAE and in the legal defence of your copyrights, including actions to combat piracy and counterfeiting of copyrighted works with Italian police and customs authorities.
Copyright protects all works having an intellectual character, wherever originating. The scope of protection of copyright is over the formal expression and not the ideas embodied in the work.
This definition includes all the works of any nature in the artistic field, such as literary, musical, dramatic, choreographic, cinematographic and fine arts works.
Other protected works include: scientific and educational writings; works of architecture, graphic design and photography; radio and television works.
Furthermore, the Italian Copyright Law was recently amended to protect works in new technologies: software, data bases and multimedia works such as computer games, digital works on CD-ROM's, DVD's and Internet audio-video files.
Owners of the copyright have the exclusive right to the commercial use of the work, as well as the right to reproduce and distribute or authorize third party reproduction and distribution in any way.
More recently, the Italian Copyright Law was further amended to prohibit private unauthorized copying of software within a business organization, for the purpose of avoiding additional license fees.
The duration of the copyright commences on the date of creation of the completed work. It is generally recommended to register the creation of the work with a national copyright registry before the first publication of the work as means of proof of authorship against third parties. The Copyright regulations provide for the filing of published computer programs in a special software register.
In Italy the national registry and royalty collection agency is the Società italiana degli autori ed editori (SIAE). The reproduction and/or broadcasting and/or performance of any kind of protected work in Italy requires a mandatory payment of rights to the SIAE.
The copyright generally expires 70 years after the death of the author or of the last surviving author in the case of collective works. The SIAE is also responsible for administering the special register of software programs.
In addition to copyright, Italian law recognizes moral rights, which are the sole right of the author to maintain the integrity of the work and his or her reputation, as well as ancillary rights known as neighbouring rights, which include the rights of producers of musical recordings, of actors and performers, of authors of theatrical plays, of photographers and authors of engineering projects to receive a royalty for the performance of a work.
The purpose of this widening in the scope of protection in intellectual property is to fight against the piracy and counterfeiting of phonographic and audiovisual works, which has increased dramatically in Italy in recent years.
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Who we are
A. COPYRIGHT AND DISCLAIMER
This web site is presented by firm Racheli S.r.l., Consultants in Intellectual Property (hereinafter also referred to as “Racheli”). The contents thereof, in whole and in part, are protected by copyright and may not be reproduced for commercial purposes. Partial reproductions of site contents are permitted on condition that the source is identified and the reproduction is not of a commercial nature.
They are strictly informative, do not claim completeness and do not constitute legal or professional advice. No action with respect to any information contained on this website should be taken without consultation with a professional appropriate to the individual case. Any liability in connection with this website and the information provided therein, including the content of possible links, is therefore excluded to the extent permitted by law.
Racheli is an Italian company, duly registered with the Milan Business Registry under no. 300489 /1996 and having the V.A.T. number IT 09899330154.
To the extent permitted by law, Italian law is applicable for all matters concerning this website or services rendered by Racheli or its attorneys who handle(s) the individual case.
The European Patent Attorneys of Racheli are registered with the European Patent Office and are members of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the EPO (EPI).
The Italian Patent, Design and Trademark Attorneys are registered with the Italian Patent and Trademark Office and are members of the Ordine dei Consulenti in Proprietà Industriale, the Italian Patent, Designs and Trademark Attorneys' association.
The European Trademark and Design Attorneys are registered at the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market. They are subject to the rules of the Council Regulation on the Community Trade Mark and of the Council Regulation on the Community Design.
The Attorneys at Law acting on behalf of Racheli as consultants are Italian and Canadian lawyers and are members of their respective bar associations.
The following professional codes of conduct apply to:
the European Patent Attorneys:
- Guidelines for practising the profession, issued by the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (EPI)
- Guidelines concerning disciplinary matters, issued by the Administrative Council of the European Patent Office
the Italian Patent, Design and Trademark Attorneys:
- Code of Professional Conduct of the Ordine dei Consulenti in Proprietà Industriale
the Attorneys at Law:
- Codes of Professional Conduct of the Milan and Spanish Bar Associations
- Code of Professional Conduct of the Law Society of Upper Canada
- The Code of Conduct for Lawyers in the European Community issued by the CCBE (Council of the Bars and Law Societies of the European Community) is applicable to all lawyers acting in the EU http://www.cobe.org/UK/publications.htm.
“Racheli” and the accompanying logo are trademarks owned by Racheli S.r.l. and are protected among others by trademark applications and registrations. No use of these trademarks can be made without the express authorization of Racheli, which reserves its rights to any legal remedies against unauthorized use of its trademarks.
C. PRIVACY STATEMENT
This page contains the terms by which our web site is managed with regards to the treatment of personal data of the users who consult it.
This information statement is made in accordance with the Italian legal requirements provided in Art. 13 Law Decree. no. 196/2003 – Code on the Protection of Personal Data - to all those users who interface with the information services rendered by Racheli, accessible by Internet at the URL: http://www.racheli.it
This information statement is made exclusively for this web site and not for other web sites which may be consulted by using a link contained herein.
THE HOLDER OF THE PROCESSED DATA
Pursuant to the use and consultation of this web site the holder may use and process data pertaining to identified or identifiable persons. The holder in the present case is Racheli S.r.l., having its registered place of business at Viale S. Michele del Carso 4, - 20144 Milan, Italy.
LOCATION OF THE PROCESSING
The processing of data collected from users of this web site is carried out solely by personnel of Racheli normally entrusted with this task by the Holder, or by persons from time to time requested to carry out maintenance of the web site.
No data collected from users of this web site is communicated to third parties unless in the normal course of professional services rendered by the Holder.
The personal data obtained from users are used only for the purpose of responding to requests for information from users.
TYPE OF DATA PROCESSED
The information systems and software procedures put in place for the functioning of this web site acquire, in the course of their normal operation, certain personal data the transmission of which is implicit in the use of Internet communication protocols.
This data is not collected with the purpose of being associated to identified interests, but that could, by their own nature, by means of processing or association with data held by third parties, lead to identifying the users.
This category of data will usually include IP addresses or the domain names of computers employed by users who connect themselves to the web site, the URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) addresses for the requested resources, the time of the query, the method used in submitting the query to the server, the size of the file obtained in the reply, the numerical code identifying the status of the reply given by the server (ok, error, etc.) and other parameters relating to the operating system and the IT environment of the user.
The optional, explicit and voluntary sending of e-mails to the addresses indicated on this website entails the subsequent acquisition of the address of the sender, which is necessary to reply to requests, as well as any other personal data contained in these messages.
No personal data of a user is acquired by the web site.
Cookies are not used to send information containing personal data. The web site does use persistent cookies as a system to trace users.
The use of session cookies (that are not saved for a long time on the user’s computer and are deleted at the browser’s closure) is strictly limited to the transmission of session identifiers (constituted by casual numbers generated by the server) that are necessary to consent a safe and efficient necessary exploration of the web site.
The aforementioned session cookies used in this web site avoid the need to recur to other computer technology which may be detrimental to the confidentiality of the users’ navigation and do not consent the acquisition of personal identification data of the users.
MODES OF PROCESSING
The personal data is handled using automated tools for the time strictly necessary to carry out the purpose for which they have been obtained
Specific security measures are observed to avoid the loss of data, illegal on incorrect use or unauthorized access.
RIGHTS OF INTERESTED PARTIES
Persons referred to by personal data have the right to exercise at any time the rights provided in Art. 7 Law Decree no. 196/2003 and, in particular, to obtain the confirmation of the existence or not of such data and to know its content and origin, to verify its exactness or requests their completion, correction or updating, or to request their cancellation, the transformation in anonymous form or blocking of data dealt with in violation of the law, as well as to oppose themselves in any case, for legitimate reasons, to their processing or handling.
All request must be made to Racheli S.r.l.., Viale S. Michele del Carso, 4 – 20144 Milano, Italy. ( Tel: (+39) 02 480681 - Fax: (+39) 02 48008343 - E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)