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Giovanni Galimberti

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Bird & Bird LLP

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Intellectual Property


Giovanni is one of the founding partners of our Italian offices and has been co-head of our Milan Intellectual Property department since 2005. He is widely recognised throughout Europe for his expertise across an incredibly broad range of IP matters, including patents, trademarks, design, domain names and unfair competition. He assists clients from an impressive array of sectors, including pharmaceutical, mechanical, electronics, automotive and food. Giovanni has handled and coordinated numerous pan-European cases for both national and international clients and is regarded as one of the best IP litigators in Italy. He is the author of various publications in the field of patent and trademark law for Italian and European legal magazines and is one of the experts called upon by the Arbitration Chamber of Milan to decide proceedings concerning the reassignment of domain names.


Italian, English and French


Giovanni 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), Italian Society for the Study of Intellectual Property (SISPI) and Ipyard (Italian Intellectual Property Working Group).


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Contentious IP advice is the central pillar of Bird & Bird’s dispute resolution practice, but the group is also increasingly active in employment, tax and regulatory litigation and arbitration. Giovanni Galimberti recently acted for Dailymotion in a content liability dispute. Osvaldo Lombardi and Edoardo Courir head the team.

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Intellectual property

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Giovanni Galimberti - Bird & Bird

Within: Intellectual property

Top-tier IP firmBird & Bird stands out for its ‘excellent legal and technical skills’ and ‘strong business acumen’. The group is led by ‘one of Italy’s best IP attorneys’, Massimiliano Mostardini, and the highly recommended Giovanni Galimberti. Recent highlights include assisting Edwards Lifesciences with anti-counterfeiting proceedings and acting for L’Oréal in connection with IP issues concerning the opening of a new store. Other key clients include Actavis, Ferrero and Telecom Italia. Roberto Camilli is now a partner.

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Italy: Industry focus


Within: Food

Bird & Bird’s team regularly assists with feed and farming matters; food safety and food information; and health and nutritional claims. Other areas of expertise include certifications; notification of food supplements and authorisation of novel foods; food operators’ liability; and international trade food safety standards. IP specialist Giovanni Galimberti heads the firm’s Italian food and beverage sector group.

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Healthcare and life sciences

Within: Healthcare and life sciences

Delivering both excellent technical and legal advice’, Bird & Bird provides IP, regulatory, product liability, commercial and corporate advice to innovative global companies in the life sciences sector. Giovanni Galimberti recently advised BiosYnth and Menarini NewTech on their establishment of VaxYnethic, which will conduct a research and development project on a technological platform. Milan-based team head Massimiliano Mostardini is ‘one of the best IP lawyers in Italy’.

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