A firm partner, Fabrizio has been active as an intellectual property consultant for over 40 years.
He has sat on the ministerial commissions in charge of drafting and updating Italian legislation, in particular: applying the European Union Trademarks Directive (ongoing); supplementing the Industrial Property Code with provisions implementing the Unified Patent Court Agreement (2016); drafting the Implementing Regulation of the Industrial Property Code and amending decree (2010); reorganising legislation and drafting of the Industrial Property Code (2002-2003); applying the Madrid Protocol (1996); applying the TRIPs Agreement (1995); reforming trademark law (1990-1991); applying the law on inventions (1979-80).
Fabrizio spends most of his time advising on intellectual property protection programs and strategies and on the negotiation of agreements and licenses also at the international level. His clients include many multinational corporations in various industries as well as universities and research organisations.
He is invited frequently to lecture at university-level conferences on a variety of intellectual property issues, including the relationship between trademark and design protection, patenting in Europe and the international protection of trademarks in general. He is a regular contributor of comments and articles to major international and Italian specialised journals. He has authored several books and is editor and co-author with Gustavo Ghidini of the book “Codice della Proprietà Industriale, commento alla normativa” (Il Sole 24 Ore Pirola). He has contributed to the commentary in “Codice della Proprietà Industriale” edited by professor Adriano Vanzetti (Giuffrè).
Patent and trademark evaluation.
Advice to government authorities on intellectual property legislation.
Council member and past president of the Ordine dei Consulenti in Proprietà Industriale (Italian Industrial Property Consultants Institute). Member of the Collegio dei Consulenti in Proprietà Industriale (Italian section of FICPI). Member of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office. Member of Honour and past president of ECTA and member of ECTA’s Advisory Committee and Law Committee. Member of Honour of FICPI. Member of INTA, AIPPI, LES, UNION and AIPLA as well as of the Institute of International Affairs; foreign member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Agents and of the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys.
Euromoney Guide to the World’s Leading Patent Law Practitioners 2007-2018.
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