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Massimiliano Mostardini

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Bird & Bird LLP

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Intellectual Property


Massimiliano is currently the Chairman of Bird & Bird as well as the founder of Bird & Bird Italy and co‑head of the Italian Intellectual Property Group.


Massimiliano is considered a leading innovative lawyer at national and international level.

He regularly advises clients, including public institutions on domestic and pan-European Intellectual Property litigation relating to patents, trademarks, copyright, advertising and unfair competition. In addition, he advises on non-contentious IP/IT/TMT and regulatory matters such as licencing, R&D, MTA, clinical trials, software agreements and IT, maintenance, outsourcing, including disruptive technologies, pre clearance advertising, data protection. He also manages big trademarks portfolios. He operates in the life science, media, IT, internet, telecommunications, food and luxury goods sectors.

He is often invited to speak at national and international conferences in the trade secrets, software, biotech, including rare diseases, charities, start up, incubators, cloud computing and crowdsourcing sectors.


Italian and English


Massimiliano is member of American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), Licensing Executives Society (LES), International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), European Patent Lawyers (EPLAW), International Trademark Association (INTA) and Italian Society for the Study of Intellectual Property (SISPI) AND Italian Intellectual Property Working Group (Ipyard).


Massimiliano graduated cum laude from the University of Milan and has practisied law since 1990. He is a lecturer at the San Raffaele University and the author of several publications on licencing, product liability, copyright, the transfer of technology, and inventors awards.


Industry focus: Food

Within: Industry focus: Food

Bird & Bird's IP expertise is accompanied by strengths in competition, dispute resolution, corporate and M&A, administrative law and compliance work in the food sector. A group led by Giovanni Galimberti successfully acted for Consorzio del Prosecco in litigation concerning the designation of the origin of Prosecco. Another key success was the group's representation of Cargill in patent litigation related to its method for producing the sweetener maltitol. Massimiliano Mostardini, counsel Fulvio Mellucci and associate Rita Tardiolo are other names to note.

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Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

Within: Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

Massimiliano Mostardini¬†and Giovanni Galimberti¬†are joint heads of the 'practical and knowledgeable' life sciences team at¬†Bird & Bird, which is noted for its 'high-quality client care'. Its work spans a multitude of areas, including regulatory, corporate, EU and competition, employment and data protection.¬†Counsel¬†Mauro Turrini¬†is noted for his intellectual property (IP) expertise. Notable work included the¬†team advising Medical Microinstruments on the negotiation of¬† ‚ā¨20m Series A financing to facilitate the development of its robotic platform for microsurgery. It also assisted¬†Domp√© with an antitrust compliance programme.

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Industry focus: TMT

Within: Leading individuals

Massimiliano Mostardini - Bird & Bird

Within: Industry focus: TMT

Bird & Bird is 'outstanding in IP matters', as is illustrated by the fact that Dailymotion is one of the firm's many notable clients. The group successfully represented Italian publishing house Hoepli in invalidity proceedings concerning a registered trade mark. Counsel Federico Marini-Balestra and Massimiliano Mostardini are key contacts. 'Competent and efficient' associate Rahul Kakkar is also highly recommended.

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Industry focus: luxury goods

Within: Industry focus: luxury goods

Bird & Bird's 'outstanding' luxury goods practice group provides 'practical advice' and 'solves even the most complex problems'. The 'remarkable' Massimiliano Mostardini, Giovanni Galimberti and Stefano Silvestri are joint heads of the team. Also noted are Arturo Leone and counsel Federico Marini-Balestra.

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Intellectual property

Within: Leading individuals

Massimiliano Mostardini - Bird & Bird

Within: Intellectual property

The sizeable team at Bird & Bird provides comprehensive advice on contentious and non-contentious matters in commercial IP, antitrust-related IP matters and portfolio management, and is thereby particularly strong in assisting with patents, trade marks, designs, trade secrets, copyright and database rights. Practice head Giovanni Galimberti acted for the Consorzio del Prosecco in obtaining a preliminary injunction order against a competitor regarding their use of the protected designation of origin for Prosecco, and represented Dailymotion in a dispute concerning the liability of the Internet Service Provider related to contents delivered by users. Massimiliano Mostardini is also strongly recommended.

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