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  • Italy and the UPC sign an agreement bringing the third seat of the Central Division in Milan closer

    Italy has signed an agreement with the Unified Patent Court (UPC) formalizing the cooperation to bring the third seat of the UPC Central Division to Milan. The agreement was signed in Milan between the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the UPC, represented by the President of the Court of Appeals Klaus Grabinski, in the...

  • Arizona may join Italy by banning lab-grown meat from the state

    Two bills introduced into the Arizona Legislature may signal that the 2024 sessions of those “Laboratories of Democracy” will be something of an “alt-meat” grinder. Arizona State Rep. David Marshall, R-Snowflake, and four co-sponsors have introduced House Bill 2121, prohibiting cell-cultured animal products. HB2121 prohibits anyone in Arizona from offering to sell or produce a...

  • Scientists uncover Salmonella outbreak linked to horse meat

    A study of Salmonella in horses in Italy has uncovered an outbreak that affected 17 people. From June to November 2021, 146 horses, five donkeys, and one mule were tested for Salmonella in cecal contents and through carcass swabs from one slaughterhouse. Salmonella was detected three times in 152 of the cecal contents, while all 152...

  • Alumnus says McGeorge School of Law prepared them to be an international lawyer

    Maurizio Maiano, ‘88, is from Milan, Italy and currently works as a corporate lawyer in Milan. Maiano received an LLM degree in Transnational Business Practice from McGeorge School of Law. In this video, Maiano discusses his experience in the United States and how he feels McGeorge’s curriculum prepared him for his career. Maiano explains that...

  • Cultivating Sustainability: European Commission Greenlights Italy’s EUR 1.7 Billion Agrivoltaic Initiative

    On Nov. 10, 2023, the European Commission authorized a State aid scheme presented by Italy, earmarking EUR 1.7 billion to bolster agrivoltaic plants. Click here to continue reading the full GT Alert.

  • Problems found at site linked to Italian Salmonella outbreak

    Poor conditions at a production site likely contributed to a Salmonella outbreak that sickened more than 60 people in Italy, according to researchers. In the summer of 2022, a foodborne outbreak involving 63 people occurred in the Marche region of central Italy. A common food exposure among cases was a roasted, ready-to-eat (RTE) pork product...

  • Norovirus tops expert ranking of foodborne viruses

    Experts have named norovirus the leading cause of viral foodborne illness, followed by Hepatitis A and Hepatitis E. Hepatitis A and E viruses were ranked equally but higher compared to norovirus in terms of clinical severity by scientists at a recent meeting organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Food and Agriculture...

  • The Briefing: When Parmesan isn’t Parmesan – Cheese Consortium Attempts to Fight Off Counterfeit Cheese

    The Parmigiano Reggiano Consortium claims that Italy’s renowned Parmigiano Reggiano cheese is one of the most counterfeited cheeses in the world. Scott Hervey and Jamie Lincenberg discuss how they plan to fight off these counterfeits on this episode of The Briefing. Watch this episode on the Weintraub YouTube channel or listen to this podcast episode here.

  • Italys’ Register of Trusts In Effect, First Filing Due By December 11, 2023

    On October 9, 2023, the last Ministerial Decree required for the final implementation of Italy’s Register of Trusts was published, and the Register of Trusts is now in effect. The initial filing deadline is December 11, 2023. The filing in the Register is required for domestic trusts, private foundations, and similar legal arrangements, defined as...

  • Italy plans to repeal special tax regime for new resident workers, professional and entrepreneurs from 2024

    On October 16, the Council of Ministers approved a legislative proposal that will repeal the special tax regime for new resident workers, entrepreneurs, and professionals with effect from January 1, 2024. The special regime, enacted in its final form in 2020, allows Italian and foreign nationals who establish their tax residence in Italy while not...

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