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We have several decades of extensive experience in judicial and extrajudicial handling of matters related to industrial, intellectual, and information technology property law.

Within the macro-area of IP/IT, the department provides specific services on the following matters:

  • Patents
  • Trade marks and other distinctive marks
  • Supplementary protection certificates
  • Copyright
  • Design
  • Geographical indications
  • Trade secrets, know-how and confidential information
  • Unfair competition
  • Advertising and labelling
  • Telecommunications, Media and Information Technology
  • E-commerce
  • Franchising and licensing agreements.

 

Our activities encompass:

 

  • All types of Italian and foreign litigation dispute resolution
  • The development of strategies to protect patents, marks and design (whether national or transnational), in close collaboration with the client and the client’s consultants
  • Support in joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions in highly technological sectors and sectors with a high level of IP rights
  • Negotiation and drafting of all types of contracts concerning industrial, intellectual and IT property, including licence and technology transfer agreements.

Since the department was set up we have been by our clients’ side in all the latest and most controversial developments in their respective sectors, even in high stakes “bet-the-company” suits. We have developed specific expertise in the transnational IP litigation sector and examined in-depth the interaction between IPR and antitrust. The team is particularly versed and has extensive experience in Life Sciences patent litigation and litigation in the electrononics and IT sectors (e.g., FRAND and software licensing). We habitually act for large domestic and international luxury brand and fashion groups in protecting their designs and distinctive marks and we provide advice and legal assistance to foundations and world-renowned artists of different disciplines with regard to protecting their copyright in Italy and abroad.

We have several decades of extensive experience in judicial and extrajudicial handling of matters related to industrial, intellectual, and information technology property law.

Within the macro-area of IP/IT, the department provides specific services on the following matters:

  • Patents
  • Trade marks and other distinctive marks
  • Supplementary protection certificates
  • Copyright
  • Design
  • Geographical indications
  • Trade secrets, know-how and confidential information
  • Unfair competition
  • Advertising and labelling
  • Telecommunications, Media and Information Technology
  • E-commerce
  • Franchising and licensing agreements.

 

Our activities encompass:

 

  • All types of Italian and foreign litigation dispute resolution
  • The development of strategies to protect patents, marks and design (whether national or transnational), in close collaboration with the client and the client’s consultants
  • Support in joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions in highly technological sectors and sectors with a high level of IP rights
  • Negotiation and drafting of all types of contracts concerning industrial, intellectual and IT property, including licence and technology transfer agreements.

Since the department was set up we have been by our clients’ side in all the latest and most controversial developments in their respective sectors, even in high stakes “bet-the-company” suits. We have developed specific expertise in the transnational IP litigation sector and examined in-depth the interaction between IPR and antitrust. The team is particularly versed and has extensive experience in Life Sciences patent litigation and litigation in the electrononics and IT sectors (e.g., FRAND and software licensing). We habitually act for large domestic and international luxury brand and fashion groups in protecting their designs and distinctive marks and we provide advice and legal assistance to foundations and world-renowned artists of different disciplines with regard to protecting their copyright in Italy and abroad.

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25 May 21: Pavia e Ansaldo with Antirion SGR in the lease of the Tanka Village to Voihotels

Pavia e Ansaldo with Antirion SGR in the lease of the Tanka Village to Voihotels   Milan, 25 May, 2021 – Law firm Pavia e Ansaldo assisted Antirion SGR S.p.A., managing company of the Fund Antirion Global – Comparto Hotel, in the complex transaction for the lease of the well-known touristic village Tanka in Villasimius (CA) to Voihotels S.p.A., one of the main players of the hotellerie sector in Italy.   The firm acted with a team coordinated by the partner Fiorenza Resta and composed by the counsel Kathleen Bucci and the associate Alessia Tonini for real estate aspects, and…

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27 Apr 21: The advisors in Permobil’s acquisition of Rehateam and Progeo

The advisors in Permobil’s acquisition of Rehateam and Progeo Milan, 27 April, 2021 – Permobil AB of Timrå, Sweden, has signed an agreement for the acquisition of the shares in Rehateam S.r.l. and Progeo S.r.l. of Treviso, Italy with these companies’ shareholders. Permobil, which is held by Investor AB, is a global leader in advanced medical technology focusing on wheelchairs and mobility solutions. Rehateam and Progeo are developing, producing and distributing manual wheelchairs worldwide.   The transaction is expected to close in June, subject to regulatory approvals.The parties have chosen not to disclose the terms of the transaction.   Permobil was…

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24 Mar 20: Germany says ‘halt’ to unitary patent and UPC. National sovereignty over patents, first.

Germany says ‘halt’ to unitary patent and UPC. National sovereignty over patents, first. Milan, 24 March 2020 – The German Constitutional Court has declared that the act of ratification of the Agreement on the Unified Patent Court (UPC) by the German Parliament is null and void. This certainly represent a major drawback if not even a lethal blow for the whole system of a European Patent having unitary effect. The German Court has affirmed that the UPC system somehow would have amended the German Constitution in substantive terms, therefore its implementation should have been approved by the Bundestag with a…

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11 Feb 20: Pavia e Ansaldo obtains for Proras a favourable sentence from the Supreme Court regarding counterfeit by equivalents and unfair competition

Pavia e Ansaldo obtains for Proras a favourable sentence from the Supreme Court regarding counterfeit by equivalents and unfair competition Milan, 11 February 2020 – Pavia e Ansaldo obtained from the Supreme Court the cancellation with remission to the preceding judge of the sentence with which the Court of Appeal of Bologna had excluded counterfeit of a patent belonging to the company Proras by its main competitor (Nuova Rivart S.r.l., currently belonging to the Mauro Saviola Group) regarding an innovative process for the extraction of tannin. The judges of Bologna deemed the forgery by “equivalents” inexistent since the differences between the innovative…

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10 Jan 20: Pavia e Ansaldo with Railpool for the acquisition of LocoItalia’s Electric Locomotive Division from FNM and Tenor

Pavia e Ansaldo with Railpool for the acquisition of LocoItalia’s Electric Locomotive Division from FNM and Tenor Milan, 10 January 2020 – Germany’s Railpool Group has signed an agreement with FNM S.p.A. of Milan, Italy, and Tenor S.r.l. of Genova, Italy, for the acquisition of the Electric Locomotive Division of LocoItalia S.r.l.. The completion of the transaction is subject to various conditions. The parties agreed to keep the value of the transaction confidential. RAILPOOL is one of the largest rolling stock providers in Europe with more than 400 locomotives offering real expertise for full service from a single source. With the…

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26 Nov 19: Pavia e Ansaldo, the “MI-RO Four Tech Days, New Challenges in a Changing World” have started

Pavia e Ansaldo, the “MI-RO Four Tech Days, New Challenges in a Changing World” have started From 26 to 29 November 2019 four days of events organized with the support of Assoimmobiliare, The Thinking Watermill Society and the World Legal Summit to discuss about technological innovation, challenges and opportunities for the world of business and of the legal professions   Milan, 26 november 2019 – Today the opening event of the “MI-RO Four Tech Days: New Challenges in a Changing World”, took place; the first of a series of events scheduled in Milan and Rome, from 26 to 29 november 2019,…

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25 Jun 19: Pavia e Ansaldo for the mobility service ‘Popmove’

PAVIA E ANSALDO FOR THE MOBILITY SERVICE ‘POPMOVE’ Milan, 25 June 2019 – Law firm Pavia e Ansaldo assisted the companies Hurry S.r.l. and Popmove S.r.l. in the conception, structuring and completion of the transaction for the launching of a new mobility service called “Popmove”. The service is set up in cooperation with ALD Automotive Italia S.r.l. and represents an innovative car sharing model. As a matter of fact, it will allow to bring the long-term rental service closer to the short-term rental service, extending the boundaries of the sharing economy and the potentialities of the automotive sector. For Law firm…

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9 Nov 18: Trasferimento Tecnologico e suoi esiti economici e sociali

TRASFERIMENTO TECNOLOGICO E SUOI ESITI ECONOMICI E SOCIALI Proprietà industriale e intellettuale –  l’Avvocato Gian Paolo Di Santo sarà relatore al Seminario “Trasferimento Tecnologico e suoi esiti economici e sociali” che si terrà venerdì 9 novembre 2018, dalle ore 10:00 alle ore 17:30, presso l’Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”, Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra. La sua relazione avrà ad oggetto “Il problema del know how nel Trasferimento Tecnologico”. Il convegno è accreditato dall’Ordine dei Consulenti in Proprietà Industriale.

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14 Sep 18: Pavia e Ansaldo and Clifford Chance in TUI’s acquisition of Musement

PAVIA E ANSALDO AND CLIFFORD CHANCE IN TUI’S ACQUISITION OF MUSEMENT Milan, 14 September 2018 – TUI Group has undertaken to acquire 100% of the corporate capital of Musement S.p.A. of Milan from Micheli Associati, P101 SGR, 360 Capital 2011 Investments, Aginvest and InterWest Partners and further minority shareholders. TUI Group is the world’s leading integrated tourism company. Musement provides destination services (services to travellers at the holiday location) through the internet. The acquisition further strengthens TUI’s Destination Experiences division, following the acquisition of the Destination Management business from Hotelbeds Group earlier this year. Pavia e Ansaldo assisted TUI Group…

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6 Sep 18: World Legal Summit 2019 – Roma – Part 2

WORLD LEGAL SUMMIT 2019 – ROMA – PART 2 PROGRAMMA: World Legal Summit 2019 – Part 2 Per iscrizioni: https://www.mygovernance.it/world-legal-summit-2019/   Speakers Grazia Maria Gentile, Consigliere dell’Ordine degli Avvocati di Roma Giovanni Vaia, Università Ca’​ Foscari Venezia Mario Di Giulio, Pavia e Ansaldo Roger Cataldi, AlmavivA Lorenzo Maria D., My Governance Giuseppina D’Auria, Studio di Gravio Roberto Setola, Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma Raniero Romagnoli, Almawave Francesco Salvi, Pavia e Ansaldo E’ stata fatta proposta dal Centro Studi all’Ordine degli Avvocati di Roma per 2 crediti formativi ordinari e 1 credito deontologico.

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1 Aug 18: Pavia e Ansaldo and PWC Tls in the acquisition of Guarto Guarnizioni by Armacell

PAVIA E ANSALDO AND PWC TLS IN THE ACQUISITION OF GUARTO GUARNIZIONI BY ARMACELL Milan, 1° August 2018 – Law firm Pavia e Ansaldo acted as legal counsel to Armacell on the acquisition of Guarto S.r.l. of Turin with a team led by partner Sven von Mensenkampff and consisting of Luca Montolivo and Elena Biancotto (corporate, M&A), by partner Valentina Simonelli (employment), Massimiliano Patrini (IP) and by partner Mario Di Giulio with Chiara Scarpelli (compliance). The selling majority shareholder of Guarto was assisted by PWC TLS with a team led by partner Fabio Alberto Regoli with Greta Guazzotti while the selling minority shareholder was counselled by Luigi Nuzzo, partner with law firm…

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19 Jul 17: All the law firms involved in the Isoclima transaction

All the law firms involved in the Isoclima transaction Milan, 19 July 2017 – Law firms Pavia e Ansaldo, Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners, White & Case and Legalitax have acted in the context of the investment of Stirling Square Capital Partners Fund in Isoclima as part of a management  buyout with the co-founder of Isoclima Alberto Bertolini and Bill O’ Gara, an experienced manager in the civil and military defense sector industry. The transaction falls within a strategic and financial partnership between Stirling Square, Alberto Bertolini and Bill O’ Gara. In this context, Stirling Square will play a crucial role…

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6 Apr 17: Pavia e Ansaldo protects Lectra’s software before the Venice courts

Pavia e Ansaldo protects Lectra’s software before the Venice courts Milan, 4 April 2017 – Pavia e Ansaldo with Senior Partner Gian Paolo Di Santo, head of the Industrial and Intellectual Property Department and senior associate Gabriele Girardello represented the French Group Lectra, a world leader in integrated cutting technology solutions for firms that use fabrics and composite materials, particularly in the luxury sector, in a legal proceeding against a series of companies of the textile sector in the Rovigo province which were using the Group’s software without authorization. The case started in 2014 with a very detailed description procedure without…

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30 Oct 15: Pavia e Ansaldo in the sale of Segrall to Alibaby

Pavia e Ansaldo in the sale of Segrall to Alibaby Milan, 30 October 2015 – Pavia e Ansaldo, with a team composed of Rocco Ferrari, Paola Carlotti and Francesca Bottani advised the shareholders of Segrall Srl on the sale of the majority of the company’s registered capital to the Chinese Group Alibaby and the related shareholders agreements. In the context of the transaction, Pavia e Ansaldo, with Guido Sagliaschi and Massimiliano Patrini, assisted Segrall also in connection with distribution agreements, trademark protection and internet rights and, with Valentina Simonelli, assisted the shareholders in finalizing management contracts. Segrall operates in the area…

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14 Jul 15: Pavia e Ansaldo renews the offices of managing partner and senior partner and adopts new governance

Pavia e Ansaldo renews the offices of managing partner and senior partner and adopts new governance Milan, 14 July 2015 – The Partners’ Meeting of Pavia e Ansaldo, held to renew management positions, appointed Stefano Bianchi to the office of Managing Partner and confirmed Gian Paolo Di Santo in the office of Senior Partner. The meeting also approved a new governance model aimed at a greater participation and full utilization of its resources. Stefano Bianchi has been in Pavia e Ansaldo for 25 years and is a partner since 2000. He represents industrial groups, Italian and foreign investment funds and has…

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3 Jun 15: Sandoz represented by Pavia e Ansaldo obtains nullity of Astrazeneca’s patent for antipsychotic Quetiapine SR QUETIAPINE SR

Sandoz represented by Pavia e Ansaldo obtains nullity of Astrazeneca’s patent for antipsychotic Quetiapine SR QUETIAPINE SR Milan, 3 June 2015 – Pavia e Ansaldo represented Sandoz, the generic pharmaceuticals division of Novartis and one of the global leaders in the field, in the proceedings concerning AstraZeneca’s patent for the sustained release version of quetiapine, a blockbuster antipsychotic medicine whose worldwide market exceeds the value of 1 Billion Euro. The Court of Turin by its decision dated June 1, 2015, declared that the Italian portion of AstraZeneca’s European Patent EP0907364 is null and void. A Panel of Judges, sustaining Sandoz’s legal…

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17 Jan 14: Assogenerici with Pavia e Ansaldo obtains Pfizer’s condemnation for abuse of a dominant position

Assogenerici with Pavia e Ansaldo obtains Pfizer’s condemnation for abuse of a dominant position Confirmation of the administrative fine imposed by the Italian Antitrust Authority on Pfizer for obstructing the entrance of latanoprost Milan, 17 January 2014 – Pavia e Ansaldo assisted Assogenerici, the association of the manufacturers of generics in Italy, in the proceedings before the Consiglio di Stato (Supreme Administrative Court), against Pfizer Italia, its relevant European parent company as well as the American one, that found Pfizer companies responsible for abuse of a dominant position and imposed on them a fine of more than EUR 10 million for…