Federico Ferrara has over 25 years’ experience in Intellectual Property law, acquired working alongside leading companies in a wide number of sectors and with a particular focus on media and entertainment.

Federico Ferrara is the Head of the Italian Intellectual Property team. His practice covers IP rights, strategies, policies, and disputes.

He assists key operators in the Tech, Media and Comms, Tourism, Life Sciences and Retail sectors. Federico has accrued niche expertise in the areas of audio-visual works, publishing and music law. Breaches of third-party Intellectual Property are also frequently connected with issues of unfair competition, an area in which Federico has built up significant experience.

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.

Federico also has considerable experience as a corporate and commercial lawyer, advising on JVs and M&A transactions, in which Intellectual Property constituted a key element of the corporate assets. He 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.

He has sat on the Board of Directors of Sony Music Entertainment Italy S.p.A since 1994 and has been consistently ranked by both Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500.

Federico is admitted to appear before the Supreme Court of Cassation.

Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world

Intellectual Property rights are increasingly strategic in the most innovative business models that derive from the digitalisation of the economy. For example, the market value of audio-visuals continues to grow, and it is has become fundamental to correctly regulate their use. We understand the dynamics, anticipate the needs, and support our clients in their more visionary projects.

Federico Ferrara has a solid track record representing clients from the media and entertainment industry in copyright litigation. Clients highlight his collaborative attitude and describe him as 'very constructive and very correct' (Chambers & Partners)