EXPERIENCE

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 has authored articles, comments and contributions in Italy and abroad and is co-author of “Proprietà intellettuale e concorrenza”, edited by Gustavo Ghidini and Giovanni Cavani (Zanichelli Editore, 2022 and 2023 editions), as well as of “Commentario al Codice di Proprietà Industriale” edited by Adriano Vanzetti (Giuffrè Editore, 2013). He is editor and co-author with Gustavo Ghidini of the commentary on the Italian Industrial Property Code “Codice della Proprietà Industriale, commento alla normativa” (Il Sole 24 Ore Pirola, 2006).

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE
Counsel on patents and trademarks, unfair competition, licenses and contracts.

Patent and trademark evaluation.

Advice to government authorities on intellectual property legislation.

MEMBERSHIP

Member (Past President and Board member) of the Ordine dei Consulenti in Proprietà Industriale (Italian Industrial Property Consultants Institute), of the the Collegio dei Consulenti in Proprietà Industriale (Italian section of FICPI) and of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office. Founding Member, Past President and Member of Honour of ECTA (Advisory Committee, Supervisory Board). Member of Honour of FICPI. Member of INTA, UNIONAIPLA, MARQUES and PTMG as well as of the Institute of International Affairs; Foreign Member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Agents.

RECOGNITIONS

Who’s Who Legal: Global Leader and Italy Leader, Trademarks, 2015-2023.
WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2020-2024.
Leaders League IP Attorneys 2021-2023.

QUALIFICATIONS
Italian and European Patent Attorney, Italian and European Trademark Attorney, Community Design Attorney.
EDUCATION
Degree in Economics, La Sapienza University of Rome.
LANGUAGES

English – French.

Roma
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F + 39 06 88989400
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Milano
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20123 Milano
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