qualified as a lawyer since 2015 and has been an associate in the Rome office of the law firm Jacobacci & Associati since 2018. Laura specializes in both contentious and non-contentious IP matters, focusing primarily on patents and trade marks. Prior to joining the firm, she worked as a Trainee at the Boards of Appeal of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), dealing with both design and trade mark matters. Laura successfully completed an LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law at Queen Mary University of London.
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On September 24, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) delivered its decision in case C-507/17, Google v. CNIL regarding the territorial scope of the “right to be forgotten”. Google Inc. had filed an appeal with the French Council of State (FCS), the Highest Administrative Court in France, requesting the annulment of a decision by the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL), which imposed a penalty of EUR 100,000 (approximately USD 110,300) on Google. The case arises from a request to Google by a natural person for deletion of certain links from the list of results displayed following a search of his name (“request for de-referencing”). In response, Google refused to remove certain content from all versions of the domain name of its search engine (i.e., worldwide), leading to the penalty imposed by the CNIL. The FCS then made a request for preliminary reference to the CJEU for guidance on the interpretation of the “right of de-referencing”, popularly known as the “right to be forgotten”.