SkillsCopyrights, Design, Domain names, Trademarks,
Alumni Association Fordham University School of Law; ALMA Association LL.M.
Member of INTA - International Trademark Association
Member of 'European Union Subcommittee' of the 'Legislation and Regulation Committee'
Member of the Association of Industrial Property Consultants since 2011
European Trademark Attorney
European Design Attorney
Member of ABA - American Bar Association
In 2006 he was awarded a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in ‘Corporate and Finance’ from the Fordham University School of Law of New York.
In 2004 he attended a course in ‘International Negotiations’ at the Fordham University of New York.
Graduated in law in 2003 from Milan’s Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore with a dissertation on procedures before the Constitutional Court. Worked in a law firm specializing in intellectual property in Manhattan (NY), representing clients in proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and in disputes relating to the management of trademarks.
He was hired on an 18-month contract as a university teacher at Fordham University. He has lectured on trademarks in seminars (including those held at the ‘Javits Center’ of NY during an international event and at the Bocconi university in Milan).
Since May 2008 he has headed Bugnion’s Design Law Department. He also provides searches and written opinions and deals with out-of-court disputes for Italian and foreign clients.
He lectures on the ‘Academy e-learning portal’ of EUIPO and he is currently lecturer and researcher on Intellectual Property law in the department of Media Law of the Catholic University of the Sacred Hearth in Milan. He, also, lectures on IP law at the Master in “Licensing & Brand Extension” of the Politecnico – PoliDesign of Milano.
With trademark conflicts on the rise, General Court takes more lenient approach to use requirement
Il diritto all’immagine: quando il prodotto siamo noi
Battle of the soles – or the importance of the ‘informed user’ in RCD cases
Image rights: when the product is us
EUIPO: A brand’s life in the hands of an Influencer
Lost in translation? Board of Appeal should have considered Italian and Spanish-speaking public
A closer look at trade dress in the European Union
“TRADE DRESS” IN THE EUROPEAN UNION. Dealing with shapes and appearance
Keeping it fresh: Italy’s new approach to distinctive signs
Board of Appeal rebuked by General Court for ruling of its own motion on earlier mark’s genuine use
GENERAL COURT: ‘APPARATUS FOR REPRODUCTION OF SOUND AND IMAGES’ NOT SUFFICIENTLY PRECISE AND NARROW
PROOF OF ENTITLEMENT NEEDED TO FILE NOTICE OF OPPOSITION
DESIGN DISCLOSURE IN THE FACEBOOK ERA
FACEBOOK AND DISCLOSURE IN EU DESIGN LAW
EUROPEAN UNION AND ITALY IN ALIGNMENT OVER PROTECTION OF WELL-KNOWN MARKS
THE ADDITIONAL THRESHOLD ON DISTINCTIVE CHARACTER
Unione Europea e Italia allineate in materia di protezione dei marchi rinomati
BREXIT: THERESA MAY FA SUL SERIO: “LA GRAN BRETAGNA LASCERA’ L’UE”
GENERAL COURT: OHIM NOT BOUND BY USPTO DECISION
LOUIS VUITTON’S CHEQUERBOARD PATTERN HELD TO BE INVALID
COCA-COLA ABOUT TO MAINTAIN MONOPOLY IN THE EU OVER THE “SPENSERIAN” SCRIPT
OHIM HELD TO HAVE ERRED IN FINDING THAT CLASS 5 GOODS HAD SAME PURPOSE
THE EUROPEAN RESPONSE TO ‘USE IT OR LOSE IT’?
SUPREME COURT RULES IN FAVOUR OF CZECH BREWERY IN BUDWEISER DISPUTE
ECJ: MARKS CONTAINING COMMON WORD ‘SEVEN’ HAVE CERTAIN DEGREE OF SIMILARITY
FALSTAFF: THE ‘EVERYBODY WINS’ CUSTOMS POLICY
JUST COLOURS AND SOUNDS, OR ALSO SOURCE IDENTIFIERS?
Court reiterates importance of graphic element in trademarks for clothing
GENUINE USE REQUIREMENT MET DESPITE USE OF ADDITIONAL ELEMENTS
PROTECTING DESIGNS AND THE EXTERIOR APPEARANCE OF PRODUCTS
OPPOSITION DISMISSED DUE TO FAILURE TO PROVE NOTORIETY OF EARLIER MARKS
VISUAL CONTACT WITH MARKS PREDOMINATES FOR EVERYDAY CONSUMER GOODS
CONSUMERS’ CHOICE: A BOTTLE OF WINE OR A BOTTLE OF CANNABIS?