Recovery and Resilience Plan – Ministry of the Ecological Transition published calls for tenders for funding of green hydrogen production

On March 23, 2022, the Ministry of the Ecological Transition (“MET”), published a call for tender concerning project proposals relating to research and development activities, to be financed within the Recovery and Resilience Plan (“RRP”), in hydrogen matters (the “Tender”).

The Protection of Intellectual Property Rights in China: some Updates for Italian Companies

In recent years it is worth noticing an important commitment by China to develop and implement the protection of intellectual property. Among the most recent legislative innovations, it is worth noticing a new system for the protection of the so-called “IP assets”.

Reserved Italian AIFs – Amendments to DM no. 30/2015 and establishment of new minimum investment thresholds for retail investors

On 15 March 2022, Decree no. 19 of the 13 January 2022 of the Ministry of Economy and Finance ("MEF") relating to the Regulation amending Decree no. 30 of 5 March 2015published in the Italian Official Gazette.

German IP nexus and withholding tax – timing issues and how to face them

The German tax law adopted a provision that forces non-resident taxpayers to pay a Withholding tax (WHT) in Germany for the royalty payments connected to the detention of Intellectual Property (IP) like patents and trademarks registered or exploited in Germany.

Cryptocurrencies – The MEF Decree on the Register of Operators

On 17 February 2022, the Decree of the Ministry of Economy and Finance dated 13 January 2022 concerning the procedures and timelines by which virtual currency service providers and digital wallet service providers are required to disclose their operations in Italy ("Decree") was published in the Official Gazette (Gazzetta Ufficiale).