Federico specialises in intellectual property and heads the Italian offices’ IP department.
He has over 25 years’ experience advising on IP rights, strategies and policies, and disputes, and represents key operators in the, Tech, Media and Comms, Tourism, Life Sciences and Retail sectors.
Federico has accrued specialist experience in copyright with niche expertise in the areas of audio-visual works, publishing and music law. He has sat on the Board of Directors of Sony Music Entertainment Italy SpA since 1994 and recently advised Sony in its agreement with Emilio Isgrò following a copyright dispute over alleged plagiarism of a work of art as contained on the cover of a Roger Waters album distributed by Sony. Breaches of third party IPRs are also frequently connected with issues of unfair competition, an area in which Federico has built up significant experience, particularly in the music and entertainment industry.
In matters of industrial property he has acted on cases involving counterfeiting, exhaustion of rights (parallel imports), licensing and passing off.
His practice involves both contentious and non-contentious matters and he has accrued an in-depth knowledge of time-sensitive procedures such as interim injunctions, search orders, and seizures. He also has considerable experience as a corporate and commercial lawyer and has advised on JVs and M&A transactions in which IPRs constituted key elements of the corporate assets.
Federico also advises on compliance issues relating to advertising, consumer and e-commerce law, as well as in the relevant proceedings before the Italian Advertising Standards Authority and the Italian Competition Authority.
Federico has been granted rights of audience to appear before the Supreme Court.