- WIPR Leaders 2023
- WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals – 2023
- Who’s Who Legal – 2022
- WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals – 2022
- WTR Global Leaders – 2021
Competenze Brevetti, Design, Diritti d'autore, Marchi, Nomi a dominio,
Consulente Europeo in Design
Iscritto all'Ordine degli Avvocati di Roma
Membro del New York Bar
Laurea in Giurisprudenza, Un. La Sapienza di Roma
Master in Diritto Comunitario, Istituto di Studi Europei “Alcide De Gasperi”, Roma
LL. M, Master of Laws, Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley
Dopo una prima esperienza alla fine degli anni 80, come Capo segreteria legale dell’Ispettorato Centrale Repressione Frodi e successivo conseguimento del Master of Laws (LLM) all’Università di California a Berkeley, nonché ammissione al New York Bar, ha poi iniziato alla metà degli anni 90 la sua attività nel settore IP presso la SIB, divenendone presto Partner. Nella seconda metà degli anni 2000 era in Silicon Valley alla Intel Corporation, dove, quale Senior Attorney, ha gestito tra l’altro a livello mondiale alcuni dei marchi più importanti, come INTEL INSIDE e PENTIUM. Ritornato nella professione privata ha continuato la sua attività come of Counsel presso la De Simone & Partners prima di unirsi a Bugnion, come of Counsel, nel maggio 2018. E’ anche a WIPO Panelist ed è frequentemente invitato quale relatore in congressi e conferenze delle maggiori organizzazioni nel settore IP , come INTA, ECTA, Marques e AIPPI. E’ da anni riconosciuto tra i migliori consulenti/avvocati IP nel Who’s Who Legal, The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals and Global IP Stars. E’ stato nominato tra i Leaders 2018 da WIPR.
Membro INTA - International Trademark Association,
Membro ECTA - European Community trademark Association
Is the CJEU back in the game? After some years of somnolence, the CJEU takes another case on trademarks
“Quandoque bonus dormitat Homerus” [even Homer nods]. So why shouldn’t the GC?
“Legally unnecessary and detrimental to the economy of the proceedings”. A chance to change EUIPO’s practice on conversion?
Dangers unknown? A trademark may cause liabilities greater than you think.
Wake up and do something! Acquiescence explained.
Reimbursement of the legal costs for the enforcement of IP rights in the EU: “THE WINNER TAKES IT (ALMOST) ALL”
Gone With The Wind? The GC just cannot let the UK go.
Mission impossible. Register the name of a State as a trademark
The GC gives the Moon Boot the boot
A “creative” approach to likelihood of association. Is the GC trying to rewrite the laws?
OK. Everyone knows MESSI. But Miley Cyrus?
“It ain’t necessarily so”. Porgy and Bess? No, the Court of Justice on the similarity between cars and watches/clothing.
GREAT EXPECTATIONS…. OFTEN DISAPPOINTED
“SOMETIMES THEY COME BACK”….. Horror movie? No – General Court of the EU on colour combinations!
The Italian IP Office (UIBM) launches a public consultation on its strategic plan. Comments are welcomed!
The “allure” of a famous place as a potential absolute ground of refusal?
Phonetic similarity, even to a high degree, is not enough to cause confusion, the General Court says
“One, No One, and One Hundred thousand”. The Continuing Unfathomable Nature of Bad Faith
Should different meanings outweigh the similarities of non-distinctive elements?
CJEU: The EUTM unitary character requires a homogenous application of procedural rules, including in counterclaims for revocation
The Grüne Punkt Case
Green is the new black. But in 2003 that was not the case, says the CJEU
Colour trademarks: being unusual isn’t enough. Glaxo’s Purple
Is the CJEU finally reconsidering LOC for weak marks? PRIMA v. PRIMART
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. Time to rethink the EUTM “unitary character”.
ITALY: New Legislation on Ambush Marketing
There are more things …than are dreamt of in your philosophy: Damages for infringing a revoked and unused trademark? Yes says the CJEU…
An increasing value for freedom of expression in trademark law?
Now we know it for a fact: amphoras are not usually made of glass.
Der Grüne Punkt: CJEU says yes to genuine use of the collective “recycling packaging” trademark
Evocation of geographical terms of a PDO/PGI. What elements should be taken into consideration?
A Paler Shade of Orange: A Distinction Without a Difference?
Clarity and precision: who decides what they mean?
Bad faith may be found also for different goods or services, says the Court of Justice
Clinical trials may constitute use, but when they do not, then there is no justification for non-use, says the CJEU
Free speech and trademarks. Could it happen here?
Disclaimers, a thing of the past
Italy: all colours are the same, but some are more colored than others… and acquired distinctiveness, per se, does not equal reputation/renown.
Disclosure of Community Designs. One out of the various angles
Scooters and cars, are artworks in the eyes of the beholder?
“Other characteristics” of the new Article 7(1)(e)(iii) EUTMR do not apply retroactively, says the CJEU.
Apples and Pears
A matter of allure
Is Article 8(3) EUTMR applicable only to identical marks? The General Court pitches in, but it is not the last word yet.
I know what I like and I know when I taste it. Cheese flavour cannot be “copyrighted” (nor registered as a trademark)
Amphorae are not made of glass: really?
Parallel imports of pharmaceuticals: rebranding or not rebranding?
The BASIC NET decision: did the CJEU kiss goodbye to the ‘substantial part of EU’ criterion on acquired distinctiveness?