di Valeria Falce Summary:
  1. Introduction.
  2. The Italian approach. From the traditional unfair competition paradigm.
  3. To the new unsatisfactory regime.
  4. The economic drivers of the Italian approach.
  5. The EU response to the Italian pasticcio.

1. Introduction. 

Trade secret protection plays a fundamental role in the digital economy. Thanks to the impressive reduction of transaction costs that the Internet has made possible, in fact, new forms of cooperation with open science and open innovation are likely to be promoted, possibly leading to new business models for using co-created knowledge. The benefits connected to inter- and intra- sector cooperation [1] are materializing in i)…

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di Valeria Capuano


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di Valeria Falce Sommario
  1. La violazione di norme imperative e di prescrizioni pubblicistiche come atto di concorrenza sleale
  2. Il rapporto tra le disposizioni in materia di aiuti di stato e la disciplina repressiva della concorrenza sleale
  3. Segue: Rimedi e tecniche di ricomposizione degli interessi alla luce della giurisprudenza rilevante
  4. Conclusioni

1. La violazione di norme imperative e di prescrizioni pubblicistiche come atto di concorrenza sleale

1.1. Ambiti e limiti di applicazione.

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