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Hogan Lovells

Intellectual Property

2 ranked lawyersBand 1ItalyEurope 2021 View ranking table
DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Hogan Lovells

Intellectual Property

2 ranked lawyersBand 1ItalyEurope 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Leading firm in the IP field with expertise ranging from patents, copyright and trade marks to unfair competition and anti-counterfeiting actions. Noteworthy activity in design issues for clients in the fashion industry. Adept at complex IP litigation as well as non-contentious work, such as the management of IP portfolios. Advises a diverse client base including companies from the technology and pharmaceutical industries. Benefits from an extensive international network.

Strengths

One client is impressed with the team's "prompt reaction and business-oriented approach," and lauds the lawyers' "knowledge of IP law, experience, great availability and flexibility."

Another interviewee appreciates the team's "willingness to understand the sector from a technical point of view and to translate it into legal language."

Work highlights

Assisted Starbucks with numerous trade mark proceedings against Italian infringers who file or use trade marks that are similar to the Starbucks logo.

Notable practitioners

Giovanni Ghirardi has extensive experience representing clients from the pharmaceutical and IT sectors in patent protection and trade mark opposition proceedings. "He is extremely hands-on, very acute and precise, his drafts are perfect and he is willing to listen to everyone's advice," reports one interviewee.

Luigi Mansani is skilled at advising leading local and international players from the manufacturing, automotive and IT sectors on an array of IP matters such as trade mark infringement and copyright regulatory proceedings. One client describes Mansani as "a top-quality lawyer, hands-on and a pleasure to work with."

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Overview

The team offers expertise in all significant aspects of intellectual property law and high quality assistance in national and international IP matters, both contentious and non-contentious.

In particular, the team provides assistance in connection with the management of complex IP portfolios, the development of design and branding strategies and negotiations of IP agreements, as well as in connection with enforcement actions, pan-European and international litigations and in invalidity and infringement disputes.

The Italian practice is fully integrated with the IP practice worldwide, which is one of the largest in the world and constantly ranked as one of the best. The presence of our offices in many jurisdictions around the world makes Hogan Lovells a natural choice to deal with global IP protection strategies and multinational disputes.

Key areas of assistance include: design, trade marks and unfair competition, strategic counselling and portfolio management, patents and know-how, domain names, copyright and advertising, media, entertainment and broadcasting and acquisitions and other transactions related to intellectual property issues.

Members

Ghirardi, Giovanni (Head of Department)

Mansani, Luigi (Head of Department)

Fruscalzo, Riccardo

Industries

Automotive and Mobility

Consumer

Diversified Industrials

Energy and Infrastructures

Healthcare and Life Sciences

Insurance

TMT

Intellectual Property Department

Hogan Lovells

firm
Department location

Via Santa Maria alla Porta, 2

Milan

Lombardy

Italy

20123

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Italy

Intellectual Property


Giovanni Ghirardi
Band 2
Luigi Mansani
Band 1