Gabriel Cuonzo > Trevisan & Cuonzo > Milan, Italy > Lawyer Profile

Trevisan & Cuonzo
20121 MILANO

Work Department

IP Department




Gabriel Cuonzo is a co-founder of Trevisan & Cuonzo Avvocati and he is considered by his clients as “the go-to lawyer for challenging cases in Italy”. He has a superb reputation for cutting edge multi-jurisdictional IP litigation. With over 30 years courtroom experience, Gabriel has represented many multinational companies before the Italian courts in a broad range of high profile cases with an international dimension: over the years these have included big name clients and landmark cases such as Scott Paper Company v. Kaysersberg (1994), Fujitsu v. Samsung (1997), Rambus v. Micron (2000), TRW v. Koyo (2006), Pronovo v. Chiesi (2006), Ciba Vision v. Johnson & Johnson (2007), Angiotech v. Conor (2007), Novartis v. Actavis (2008), Unilever v. Nestlè (2008), Novartis v. Teva (2009), Astrazeneca v. Teva (2011), Biotec v. Novamont (2012). Bogner v Bencom (2012), Harley-Davidson v Pirelli (2013) and Novartis v Doc Generici (2014), Seattle Genetics – Takeda contro Arizona State University (2015), Beiersdorf contro Neve Cosmetics (2015), Unilever contro Colgate (2015), Briggs contro Honda (2016), Boehringer Ingelheim contro Teva (2018 and 2021).  With an excellent understanding of international law and as a skilled linguist, Gabriel takes a pragmatic, solution oriented approach to commercial matters and is often involved in complex, mostly IP driven, international transactions. Gabriel is widely regarded as a leading figure in pharmaceutical litigation and regulatory work.


Italian, French, English and German


Max-Planck Institute, Munich (1987)
University of Bari (J.D. 1982)

Lawyer Rankings

Italy > Intellectual property

(Hall of Fame)

Gabriel CuonzoTrevisan & Cuonzo

Noted for its focus on high-stakes disputes, Trevisan & Cuonzo maintains a leading position in the market due to its expertise across all spheres of IP litigation, where it routinely assists clients from the life sciences, electronics, fashion and consumer goods sectors. Luca Trevisan is one of the leading names, especially in the commercial, intellectual property and product liability fields, while Gabriel Cuonzo is noted for his expertise in pharmaceutical-sector litigation and regulatory work. Other key practitioners include Donatella Capelli, known for handling complex pharmaceutical, mechanical and electronic patent cases, and Daniela Ampollini, whose practice spans both contentious and non-contentious work, including clearance analysis and commercial agreements especially in the life sciences field. Litigation expert Vittorio Cerulli Irelli notably represents clients in electronics, mechanical and chemical patent cases and antitrust matters, areas in which Luca Pellicciari is also well versed.

Italy > Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

(Leading individuals)

Gabriel Cuonzo – Trevisan & Cuonzo

Trevisan & Cuonzo is noted for its expertise in litigation assistance connected to the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical devices sectors – all areas in which managing partner Gabriel Cuonzo is highly experienced. Donatella Capelli is well-versed in patent litigation and regulation, while Daniela Ampollini assists foreign and domestic clients in IP matters with a focus on the pharmaceutical and medical devices sectors. Luca Pellicciari supports clients through the regulatory aspects concerning pharmaceutical production and Federica Bocedi is also of note.