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The development of the CJEU case law in plant variety rights
12 February 2024

The development of the CJEU case law in plant variety rights

by Roberto Manno Abstract Plant Variety Rights (or Plant Breeders Rights) involve fundamental aspects of…

Decision in dispute CAC-UDRP-106074
23 January 2024

Decision in dispute CAC-UDRP-106074

Domain name: pricesrunner.com On 22 January 2024, acting as sole Panellist appointed by the Czech Arbitration…

7 September 2018

Recent UDRP decision transfers already URS suspended domain names

WebLegal’s founder Roberto Manno, appointed as the sole Panel in the UDRP before the Czech…

10 March 2017

Dispute domini .it nel 2016

Interessante articolo sulle recenti decisioni nelle dispute dei domini ".it", con riferimento alla decisione "groove.it"…

7 March 2017

New criminal provisions on medical liability

On 28 February 2017 the Chamber of Deputies definitively approved Bill C-259 concerning "Provisions concerning…

7 March 2017

Russian Hackers Reportedly Targeting U.S. Progressive Groups

Russian hackers are targeting U.S. progressive groups in a new wave of attacks, scouring the…

7 March 2017

Prenda's John Steele Pleads Guilty, Admits To Basically Everything

Remember all the bravado behind John Steele and his copyright porn trolling? I've noted in…

6 March 2017

Donuts’ appeal means .Web is a long way off

Court case for .web works its way through appeals court. Question: When will .web domain…

6 March 2017

First Access To Vaccines Index Published

An "Access to Vaccines Index" was released today in the Netherlands that claims to "reveal…

3 March 2017

Digital Homicide's $10 Million Lawsuit Against Game Critic Gone

Update: We've made some corrections to this piece to clarify that, while this is a…

3 March 2017

Digital Homicide's $10 Million Lawsuit Against Game Critic Tossed

The saga of game developer Digital Homicide whipped through our pages like an idiotic windstorm.…

3 March 2017

Chemical intermediates: patentability and infringement under the doctrine of equivalents

The Italian Supreme Court has had the final word on a long-running dispute between Industriale…

3 March 2017

EU Justice Comm’r ‘Expects Continuity’ on U.S. Data Pact

Vera Jourova spent months working with the Obama administration on a deal to protect Europeans…

3 March 2017

Tech Firms File Brief Supporting Transgender Rights

Major technology companies including Apple, Amazon, Twitter and Intel officially signed an amicus brief in…

2 March 2017

Chicago PD Uses Copyright To Refuse Release Of Its 35-Year-Old Deadly Force Training Film

When copyright is deployed as a censor, it usually means the removal of content. In…

2 March 2017

State Dept. Memo To End Leaks Promptly Leaks To The Media

The phone calls are coming from inside the house, it seems. The newly minted Trump…

2 March 2017

FCC Partially Kills Rules Requiring ISPs Be Clear About Usage Caps, Hidden Fees

FCC boss Ajit Pai made it clear that overturning net neutrality would be the new…

2 March 2017

Copyright Troll Sues Tor Exit Node, Gets Partial Win

Copyright trolls still labor under the (deliberate) misconception that an IP address is a person.…

Daily Deal: The Professional Ethical Hacker Bundle
2 March 2017

Daily Deal: The Professional Ethical Hacker Bundle

Ethical hackers are in higher demand than ever as corporations and government organizations scramble to…

2 March 2017

End user domain name sales including new TLDs and the ACLU

Lots of new TLDs sold this past week, plus the ACLU bought a .org for…

2 March 2017

California City Finds Optimum Balance Between Safety And Profit, Trims Yellow Light Times To Produce Spike In Citations

If your city has red light cameras installed, the length of time that yellow lights…

2 March 2017

1&1 Finally Joins SedoMLS

At long last, two companies that are part of the same group strike a deal.…

2 March 2017

Chinese registrars lose of lot of .com, but HiChina picks up domains from others

Official data from November show some interesting domain movement. ICANN just published data from Verisign…

2 March 2017

Text Protecting Indigenous Cultural Expressions Streamlined At WIPO, But Divergence Persists

Renewed discussions on the protection of traditional cultural expressions at the World Intellectual Property Organization…

2 March 2017

FCC Boss Calls Net Neutrality A 'Mistake,' Repeats Debunked Claim It Stifled Broadband Investment

So for several years now, the broadband industry (and the politicians, think tankers, and policy…

2 March 2017

Indigenous Peoples At WIPO Call For Respect Of Their Sovereign Rights, Prevention Of Cultural Genocide

A panel of indigenous peoples speaking at the United Nations World Intellectual Property Organization on…

2 March 2017

Comment on Rightside lays out the future by Snoopy

$33 million loss, triple last years, they are in a lot of trouble and the…

2 March 2017

Unauthorised Streaming Of TV Broadcasts Breaches Copyright, EU High Court Rules

Internet television broadcasting service TVCatchup (TVC) may not offer live streams of free-to-air TV broadcasts…

2 March 2017

Germany's Spy Agency Walks Away From Three-Year Investigation With Expanded Spy Powers

Netzpolitik -- once on the receiving end of treason charges for reporting on leaked documents…

2 March 2017

Frank Schilling wins Gabs.com cybersquatting dispute

One panelist also finds reverse domain name hijacking. Frank Schilling and lawyer John Berryhill have…

2 March 2017

Controlli elettronici sui lavoratori

Controlli ben definiti ed illustrati con chiarezza ai dipendenti: queste le chiavi per garantirne la…

2 March 2017

WHY GDPR?

Twenty years ago, the first Personal Data Protection Law entered into force in Italy. Since…

2 March 2017

Personal data made public by the ‘data subject’ and use of information published on social networks: early observations of GDPR art. 9, para. 2, letter e)

GDPR art. 9, entitled “Processing of special categories of personal data”, after having setting forth…

2 March 2017

Top 3 takeaways from DLA Piper gambling and tax event

Upcoming licensing regimes, strict sanctions and privacy compliance are among the regulatory changes discussed during…

2 February 2017

AT&T’s Downright Giddy About Weaker FCC Oversight And The Looming Death Of Net Neutrality

Source: Techdirt.com AT&T is pretty damn excited about former Verizon lawyer Ajit Pai, Trump's new…

2 February 2017

Texas A&M Accused Of Committing Copyright Infringement In Effort To Bolster Trademark Protection For ’12th Man’

Source: Techdirt.com I'm not sure there is a more annoying group of stories about trademark…

1 February 2017

Congress Prepares To Gut Net Neutrality With Bills Pretending To Save It

Source: Techdirt.com As we've noted a few times, the Trump administration and new FCC boss…

1 February 2017

Ragù di soia vegano Like Meat: un sostituto surgelato del condimento tradizionale. Pronto in pochi minuti, ma troppo costoso

Source: ilfattoalimentare.it/argomenti/etichette Like Meat ragù naturale di soia 100% vegano surgelato, è prodotto in Germania…

30 January 2017

WTO Members Celebrate Treaty Amendment On Medicines Access, Look Ahead

Source: IP Watch A high-level meeting at the World Trade Organization today welcomed in an…

26 January 2017

Unesco: il paesaggio del prosecco di Conegliano e Valdobbiadene è ufficialmente candidato

Source: MIPAAF Le Colline del territorio candidato sono un esempio di paesaggio culturale evolutivo attraverso…

26 January 2017

Prima riunione di insediamento dell’osservatorio nazionale dell’agricoltura sociale

Source: MIPAAF L'Osservatorio è previsto dalla legge quadro sull'Agricoltura sociale e prevede la partecipazione di…

Denominazioni di origine, l’Italia è ancora una volta leader….
25 January 2017

Denominazioni di origine, l’Italia è ancora una volta leader….

Ad anticiparlo, prima della consueta ufficializzazione del rapporto Ismea- Qualivita, è il direttore generale Raffaele…

25 January 2017

California Man Brings Class Action Lawsuit Against Apple For Not Preventing Drivers From Doing Stupid Stuff

Source: Techdirt.com There's lots of "me too" litigation flying right now. Multiple plaintiffs have advanced…

25 January 2017

Lo yogurt biologico costa il 30% in più del convenzionale. Ma i prodotti a marchio commerciale sono più convenienti

Source: ilfattoalimentare.it/argomenti/etichette Lo yogurt è consumato dal 95% delle famiglie italiane e per gli acquisti…

25 January 2017

Terremoto, Ue aumenta sostegno ad agricoltori e allevatori colpiti

Source: MIPAAF A seguito dell'incontro a Bruxelles tra il Ministro Maurizio Martina e il Commissario…

25 January 2017

Arrested Flag Burner Sues Arresting Officers

Source: Techdirt.com Last summer, we brought to you the story of how Bryton Mellott, a…

25 January 2017

Perfect 10 Loses Once Again, Sets More Good Copyright Precedent

Source: Techdirt.com As we've noted, sorta-porn company Perfect 10 really is the gift that keeps…

25 January 2017

New Mexico Legislators Looking To Add Warrants To The Stingray Mix, Curb Electronic Surveillance

Source: Techdirt.com The New Mexico legislature, which passed the most restrictive asset forfeiture reform bill…

20 January 2017

EU MEPs Call Again For ‘Robot Rules’ To Get Ahead Of The AI Revolution

Source: Techdirt.com Questions about how we approach our new robotic friends once the artificial intelligence…

18 January 2017

Report: Verizon Considering Comcast Merger In Supernova Of Dysfunction

Source: Techdirt.com Despite Trump's criticism of the AT&T Time Warner merger (largely believed to be…

18 January 2017

Agroalimentare, nel 2016 oltre 160mila controlli e 36 milioni di sequestri. Raddoppiate le verifiche sul web

Source: MIPAAF Di grande rilievo anche l'attività di contrasto al falso Made in Italy sul…

18 January 2017

Approvato programma nazionale triennale pesca e acquacoltura 2017-2019

Source: MIPAAF Approvato oggi il Programma nazionale triennale della pesca e dell'acquacoltura 2017 -2019 che fornisce…

18 January 2017

Pagato nel 2016 1 miliardo di euro anticipi Pac. Presentata nuova app Agea per la trasparenza

Source: MIPAAF Presentato il rendiconto delle attività 2016 di Agea. Lanciata la nuova App Agea…

18 January 2017

Vino: registro telematico pienamente operativo

Source: MIPAAF Dal 1 gennaio 2017 sarà obbligatorio. Fino al 30 aprile 2017, in sede…

18 January 2017

Programma Nazionale di Sviluppo Rurale 2014-2020: via libera a 40mila domande per 50 milioni di euro

Source: MIPAAF L'Autorità di gestione del Programma Nazionale di Sviluppo Rurale (PNSR) 2014-2020 ha approvato…

13 January 2017

Top Podcasts of 2016

Source: Domainnamewire.com Here are the top five podcasts from last year. This week I published…

12 January 2017

Want to use Escrow.com? Prepare to be verified.

Source: Domainnamewire.com New verification process is designed to meet regulations. Escrow.com has started a new…

11 January 2017

More end user domain name sales

Source: Domainnamewire.com These domain names sold to end users through Sedo over the past week.…

10 January 2017

Analyzing new top level domain registrations by country (Part 1)

Source: Domainnamewire.com The first in a multi-part story about the geography of new TLD registrants.…

10 January 2017

Amazon and fake news were trending in domain names last month

Source: Domainnamewire.com Here are the keywords that were trending in .com last month. The term…

9 January 2017

Observations about domain names at CES 2017

Source: Domainnamewire.com No .tech and a big difference between startups and established players. Carnival showed…

9 January 2017

2016 in Review – DNW Podcast #118

Source: Domainnamewire.com A look back at the stories and podcasts that caught fire last year.…

7 January 2017

This Week In Techdirt History: January 1st – 7th

Source: Techdirt.com Five Years Ago This week we finally move from 2011 to 2012, but…

7 January 2017

Finland Will Give 2000 Unemployed People $590 Every Month, No Strings Attached, Even After They Get A Job

Source: Techdirt.com Back in 2015, a Techdirt Podcast explored the fascinating idea of a universal…

6 January 2017

December’s top Domain Name News

Source: Domainnamewire.com A look back at December in the domain world. It’s time to kick-off…

6 January 2017

Trademark Dispute Between Coffee Companies Over ‘Detroit’ Trademark Demonstrates The USPTO’s Carelessness

Source: Techdirt.com It bears repeating: far too many of the trademark disputes we cover here…

5 January 2017

A threat to the importance of domain names

Source: Domainnamewire.com Domain names face a number of threats, including AI personal assistants. Our industry…

4 January 2017

comScore gets Reverse Domain Name Hijacking win

Source: Domainnamewire.com Canadian firm tries to take away comScore’s Marketscore.com domain, but fails miserably. It’s…

4 January 2017

Dal primo gennaio obbligatoria in Francia l’indicazione di origine per latte e latticini. In Italia in vigore ad aprile per quello a lunga conservazione e derivati

Source: ilfattoalimentare.it/argomenti/etichette Dal primo gennaio in Francia è in vigore l’etichettatura d’origine per il latte,…

2 January 2017

Techdirt 2016: The Stats.

Source: Techdirt.com Another yearly tradition around here is that, soon after the new year, we…

1 January 2017

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of 2016 At Techdirt

Source: Techdirt.com Happy new year, everyone! It's time for our annual look back at the…

FBI Says It Has 487 Pages Of James Comey Talking Points, Refuses To Release Any Of Them
31 December 2016

FBI Says It Has 487 Pages Of James Comey Talking Points, Refuses To Release Any Of Them

Source: Techdirt.com Well, we can already see what government agency will be the next recipient…

30 December 2016

#2 in 2016: .Web sells for $135 million but the saga continues

Source: Domainnamewire.com .Web’s record-shattering auction was big news in the domain name industry. The second…

30 December 2016

YouTuber Jailed In Singapore For Criticizing The Government Seeks Asylum In The US

Source: Techdirt.com Last year, we wrote about the ridiculous situation for Amos Yee, a teenager…

29 December 2016

#3 in 2016: Faroe Islands and Whales

Source: Domainnamewire.com Whale butchering and domain names do not mix. Or do they? What do…

29 December 2016

Avvertenze per donne in gravidanza e immunodepressi sulle schede tecniche dei salumi? Risponde l’avvocato Dario Dongo⁩

Source: ilfattoalimentare.it/argomenti/etichette Cosa ne pensate del fatto di indicare in scheda tecnica di salumi come salame,…

Chiesetta, Slovacchia e domini, spunti di riflessione
29 December 2016

Chiesetta, Slovacchia e domini, spunti di riflessione

Source: DNnews.it Innanzitutto i migliori auguri di buone feste da Dnnews.it a tutti i nostri…

Extravergine Coop e Monini Classico: stesso produttore, olio diverso. La differenza sta nella miscela di oli utilizzata
29 December 2016

Extravergine Coop e Monini Classico: stesso produttore, olio diverso. La differenza sta nella miscela di oli utilizzata

Source: ilfattoalimentare.it/argomenti/etichette Quasi un quinto (in valore) dell’olio di oliva extravergine acquistato nei supermercati e…

28 December 2016

#5 in 2016: How to lose a $175,000 domain name in a UDRP

Source: Domainnamewire.com Company seemingly targets bank with domain name and loses it in a UDRP.…

27 December 2016

#7 in 2016: Agario-related domain name expires

Source: Domainnamewire.com Popularity of Agario domain made this expired domain name article sizzle. Joseph Peterson…

27 December 2016

Donuts extends brand protection offering

Source: Domainnamewire.com DPML Plus will be available until the end of March, and regular DPML…

26 December 2016

Chinese buyer of TS.com also buys GH.com

Source: Domainnamewire.com Chinese investor picks up two two-letter domain names this month. The Chinese domain…

24 December 2016

This Week In Techdirt History: December 18th – 24th

Source: Techdirt.com Five Years Ago The anti-SOPA momentum continued to gain steam at an exponential…

24 December 2016

Stupid Patent Of The Month: Carrying Trays On A Cart

Source: Techdirt.com As you head home for the holidays, perhaps passing through a checkpoint or…

23 December 2016

Genuine use of the trademark on the internet – class 38) proof of use – revocation under art.51(1)(1)(a) EUTMR

Decision n. 7476C of EUIPO deals with several interesting issues relating TM owner's obligation to put…

23 December 2016

“Second bite at the cherry” fails for SoccerMall.com

Source: Domainnamewire.com Second UDRP for domain name is rejected. A National Arbitration Forum panelist has…

22 December 2016

What domain names Business Insider and others bought last week

Source: Domainnamewire.com Business Insider buys domain name for new section of its site. I’ve found…

22 December 2016

The unhappy decline of Oversee.net

Source: Domainnamewire.com Lawsuit reveals details on the company’s deal with Oak Hill and its subsequent…

21 December 2016

Court Says Abandoned Phone Locked With A Passcode Still Has Expectation Of Privacy

Source: Techdirt.com A Florida Court of Appeals has handed down a somewhat surprising ruling [PDF]…

20 December 2016

Someone registered FourthHarmony.com yesterday

Source: Domainnamewire.com Group is down one performer. Should it be called Fourth Harmony? OMG! Like,…

20 December 2016

Dunks And Drunks: Jagermeister Blocks Milwaukee Bucks Logo Trademark Application

Source: Techdirt.com Just when you think you've seen it all in silly trademark filings, along…

Tra “meat sounding” e “vegan”, servono regole. Commento di Dario Dongo all’interrogazione di Paolo De Castro
16 December 2016

Tra “meat sounding” e “vegan”, servono regole. Commento di Dario Dongo all’interrogazione di Paolo De Castro

Source: ilfattoalimentare.it/argomenti/etichette Dopo un’analisi critica sulla profanazione dei criteri tradizionali di produzione di panettone e pandoro,…

16 December 2016

ICANN wants to return to Puerto Rico, but don’t hold your breath

Source: Domainnamewire.com ICANN reschedules Puerto Rico meeting for March 2018. ICANN plans to return to…

16 December 2016

Comcast Admits Net Neutrality Rules Had No Real Impact On The Company

Source: Techdirt.com Back when AT&T, Verizon and Comcast were fighting tooth and nail against the…

16 December 2016

The U.S. Government publishes a new Joint Strategic Plan on IP Enforcement

Source: Euipo.europa.eu The United States Government has released the new Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual…

16 December 2016

La vendita di lettori multimediali che consentono l’hyperlinking a contenuti protetti è "comunicazione al pubblico"

Source: Marchi e Brevetti Web ELISABETTA MINA Lo scorso 8 dicembre 2016, l'Avvocato Generale Manuel Campos Sánchez-Bordona…

16 December 2016

Delaware jury awards Merck biggest-ever patent award of $2.54bn

Source: Managing Intellectual Property - Patent news A Delaware jury has ordered Gilead Sciences to…

15 December 2016

Donuts acquires .Irish top level domain name

Source: Domainnamewire.com Donuts has 198 top level domain names after acquiring .Irish. Back in May,…

15 December 2016

Q&A with Rich Merdinger, new chairman of The Domain Name Association

Source: Domainnamewire.com Merdinger named interium chairman of the DNA. Rich Merdinger, a longtime GoDaddy employee…

14 December 2016

Neustar (NSR) to go private in $2.9 billion deal

Source: Domainnamewire.com Deal comes ahead of revenue plunge due to losing lucrative contract. Domain name…

14 December 2016

CentralNic closes $4.5 million domain portfolio sale

Source: Domainnamewire.com Year-end deal will help company hit its earnings target. CentralNic (AIM:CNIC) has closed…

14 December 2016

Ohio Legislature Passes Asset Forfeiture Reform Bill That Removes Lots Of Bad Incentives

Source: Techdirt.com Another state legislature has decided it's time to start scaling back civil asset…

13 December 2016

Varietà vegetali: aggiornati gli importi delle tasse da versare all’Ufficio comunitario

Source: Marchi e Brevetti Web Nella G.U.U.E. 7 dicembre 2016, n. L 332, è stato…

12 December 2016

State Court Tells Cops Obtaining Consent Not Enough To Fix Suspicionless Vehicle Search

Source: Techdirt.com Without citing the Supreme Court's Rodriguez decision, the Superior Court of Delaware has…

12 December 2016

Two Former Senators Call On Obama To Save The Full CIA ‘Torture Report’ From Being Buried

Source: Techdirt.com So far, very little has been done with the Senate Intelligence Committee's 6,700-page…

9 December 2016

Arbitrator (Panelist) in UDRP Domain Name Disputes ADR.EU – Czech Arbitration Court December 2016 –

The UDRP (Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy) was adopted by ICANN (Internet Corporation for…

Tactics and instruments against counterfeiting in the wine sector
6 October 2015

Tactics and instruments against counterfeiting in the wine sector

....Another key moment of the day was the seminar about the issue of counterfeit wines…

PINK LADY VS. WILD PINK
2 October 2015

PINK LADY VS. WILD PINK

OHIM Opposition Division - entirely rejected - Decisione

ellyitalia.it
6 August 2015

ellyitalia.it

Domain Name: ellyitalia.it – Parti: Calzaturifici Riuniti Elli SpA vs. Greda srl – Ente: MFSD…

22 February 2015

Un anno appassionato di politiche agricole

Source: MIPAAF I provvedimenti più importanti di un anno di governo dalle azioni per i…

Peters, Schönberger & Partner GbR
4 December 2014

Peters, Schönberger & Partner GbR

Complainant is the German law firm Peters, Schönberger & Partner GbR. Complainant filed complaint against…

4 December 2014

Banca Intesa S.p.A.

Complainant contends that the domain name registered by respondent is confusingly similar with names in…

2 December 2014

Mirza Juddani v. CDN Properties Incorporated CDN Properties Incorporated

DOMAIN: skiddoo.com - Wipo Case No. D2014-1354 October 24, 2014 Read Decision

2 December 2014

Gamberorosso.com – Wipo Case No. D2014-1349 – September 23, 2014

Complainant: Gamberoso Rosso Holding S.p.A. - Respondent:  CDN Properties Incorporated.

17 February 2012

La difesa dei diritti di proprietà varietale: il caso dei sequestri di fragole propagate illegalmente in Egitto.

Gli interventi doganali nei diversi paesi comunitari sono stati pianificati dallo studio Weblegal dell'Avv. Roberto…

20 January 2005

Europa: via libera all’e-commerce dei farmaci OTC

Con la sentenza resa in data 11 dicembre 2003 nella causa C-322/01 (Deutscher Apothekerverband eV…

17 June 2004

La firma elettronica non serve per l’identificazione

Nello schema di decreto legislativo "Codice dell'amministrazione digitale" sono contenute interessanti modifiche su aspetti fondamentali…

25 March 2004

Le “disarmonie comunitarie” del decreto Urbani

Numerose sono le critiche e i rilievi mossi nei confronti delle disposizioni previste dal decreto…

5 February 2004

La giurisprudenza europea sull’art. 5.2 della direttiva

Nel dibattito sul ricorso per decreto ingiuntivo accolto dal tribunale di Cuneo possono essere utili…

9 December 2003

Europa: a che punto sono le firme elettroniche? – 2

Proseguiamo la lettura dello studio comparato sulla firma digitale in Europa richiesto dalla Commissione europea…

27 November 2003

Europa: a che punto sono le firme elettroniche? – 1

E' stato pubblicato nei giorni scorsi un importante studio svolto dal centro interdisciplinare ICT dell'Università…

23 October 2003

Trusted computing e sudditanza europea

Sul numero di InterLex della scorsa settimana si solleva la questione della legittimità dei sistemi…

2 October 2003

Il diritto di cronaca sulle partite di calcio

Nota. Diversi tribunali italiani devono decidere su una complessa controversia che vede Telecom Italia Mobile…

26 September 2003

Brevetti e software: chiarezza e fatta?

... 24 settembre, il Parlamento europeo il ha approvato (in prima lettura, quindi non si…

24 July 2003

Firme qualificate, la Commissione indica gli standard

È stata pubblicata nella Gazzetta ufficiale dell'Unione europea, (serie L, 15 luglio 2003) la decisione…

3 July 2003

La firma digitale nel Regno Unito

Il recepimento della direttiva europea sulla firma digitale nel Regno Unito, patria del diritto consuetudinario…

26 June 2003

Valore probatorio: in Francia hanno fatto così

L'introduzione della firma digitale rivoluziona intere aree del diritto civile e del diritto della prova…

10 March 2003

Aste on line e miopia legislativa

Le aste on line, ovvero le piattaforme tecnologiche che permettono a distinti operatori di vendere…

16 January 2003

Il nome a dominio: oltre il marchio?

Con la sentenza del 26 febbraio 2002 del tribunale di Napoli, il nome a dominio…

17 April 2002

Il caso armani.it: domini, marchi e diritti assoluti

Il signor Luca Armani, nel 1997, registrava il dominio internet "armani.it" che veniva utilizzato per…

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