Competenze Brevetti, Design, Diritti d'autore, Marchi, Nomi a dominio,

Albi professionali/Associazioni Ordine Avvocati di Roma
Membro del New York Bar
European Trademark and Design Attorney
Consulente Europeo in Disegni e Modelli
Membro INTA - International Trademark Association,
Membro ECTA - European Community trademark Association
Membro MARQUES
Esperienza professionale

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.

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Pubblicazioni

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?