Italy: Intellectual Property 2019

In this chapter we recognise 46 individuals for their exceptional work on the full spectrum of intellectual property law matters including patents, trademarks and copyright.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Gabriel Cuonzo Trevisan & Cuonzo Avvocati, Milan
2. Fabrizio Jacobacci Studio Legale Jacobacci & Associati, Milan
3. Luca Trevisan Trevisan & Cuonzo Avvocati, Milan
4. Giovanni Guglielmetti BonelliErede, Milan

Trevisan & Cuonzo Avvocati is a leading firm in the IP space which sees three lawyers recommended here.
Luca Trevisan garners wide-ranging acclaim from respondents who endorse him as a “very skilled lawyer”. He has worked on ground-breaking cases in the IP field and has experience in advising global and domestic clients.
Gabriel Cuonzo is highlighted as a “very good professional” and is distinguished for his expert handling of regulatory matters and pharmaceutical litigation. 
Julia Holden is held in high esteem by market commentators who consider her a go-to name for copyright and trademark law.

Studio Legale Bird & Bird also performs well this year with four listings.
Massimiliano Mostardini is a standout name in the IP market who possesses expertise on a range of related matters including complex trademarks and patents mandates.
Giovanni Galimberti is revered as “top in the market” by peers who consider him “very active in the IP litigation field”. He has experience in handling pan-European cases and is also prominent in a range of industries including mechanical, automotive and pharmaceuticals.
Rita Tardiolo is praised for her “deep knowledge of trademark law” and is deemed “an expert in supply contracts”. She impresses sources with her “technical competence and communication skills”.
Fulvio Mellucci is “very well known” among peers as a “strong IP specialist” who stands out for his “great preparation” when handling sophisticated trademarks matters.

Giovanni Guglielmetti of BonelliErede possesses deep expertise in a plethora of IP matters including copyright, patents, trademarks and design. He is “very prepared” and has strong experience across a range of sectors.

Fabrizio Jacobacci at Studio Legale Jacobacci & Associati is “very well known” among peers and possesses “extensive knowledge” when it comes to handling regulatory matters in relation to pharma products and medical devices.

Luigi Mansani of Hogan Lovells Studio Legale wins high praise as “absolutely one of the leading IP lawyers in Italy”. He counsels high-profile clients with their copyright and trademarks matters.
Giovanni Ghirardi comes highly recommended by sources thanks to his first-class patents practice. One source notes, “He possesses a very deep knowledge of the Italian and international jurisprudence.”

Founding partner Mario Franzosi at Franzosi Dal Negro Setti is lauded as “a luminary of IP law”. He is highly regarded as a “great patent litigator” and earns praise for his impressive advisory practice.  

Luigi Manna of Martini Manna Avvocati is heralded for his “knowledge and problem-solving attitude”. He has experience in counselling corporates within different sectors including automotive and IT.
Elena Martini draws widespread commendations thanks to her first-rate practice that spans a range of IP rights, most notably in the technology, media and telecommunications space.

Roberto Valenti at DLA Piper is recognised as an “excellent IP litigator”. He also has a strong practice in non-contentious issues such as drafting transfer and licence agreements, particularly in the field of trademarks.
Gualtiero Luca Dragotti is lauded as “valuable in the patents field” and is well known in the life sciences space for his “prepared and determined”.

Cesare Galli of IP Law Galli is an “excellent litigator” effuse sources who applaud his “deep knowledge on all aspects of IP in Italy and the EU”.

Giuseppe Sena of Studio Legale Sena e Tarchini stands out as a “star practitioner” in the market and an “IP expert”. He is well acquainted with complex patent litigation and design rights matters.
The “excellent” Paola Tarchini is well recognised among market sources who credit her with a top-notch IP practice.

Massimo Cartella of Studio Legale Cartella Manzoni is lauded as an “experienced IP professor” and an “excellent lawyer” who is highly regarded for his expertise in trademarks law.

Giovanni Francesco Casucci of Dentons Europe is commended by sources as a “strong litigator”. His practice concentrates on technology transfer matters and patent litigation, especially cases involve antitrust issues. 

Marco Ricolfi at Tosetto Weigmann e Associati is “an international authority in the trademark field” according to sources, who consider him “extremely knowledgeable and experienced” in the space.

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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