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

Trevisan & Cuonzo
20121 MILANO

Work Department

IP Department


Intellectual Property
Commercial and Corporate Law
Pharmaceutical Litigation and Regulatory


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).  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 > Industry focus: Retail

Trevisan & Cuonzo‘s retail team has strong capabilities in the IP sector, thanks to the expertise of practice heads Gabriel Cuonzo and Luca Trevisan. The team’s workload includes advising on mergers, store openings and disputes over trademarks, designs and unfair competition. Julia Holden leads the international marketing group.

Italy > Intellectual property

(Hall of Fame)

Gabriel CuonzoTrevisan & Cuonzo

Trevisan & Cuonzo is considered to be ‘one of the most sophisticated Italian patent boutiques’. The ‘excellent’ team has noted expertise in multi-jurisdictional patent cases, with a ‘well-deserved reputation’ for dealing with complex IP cases and a great grasp of the life sciences market. Luca Trevisan and Gabriel Cuonzo jointly lead the team, which comprises a number of widely recognised professionals, including highly appreciated Daniela Ampollini, who is noted for her ‘tireless work and dedication’ and is particularly well known for her work in the pharma sector.

Italy > Industry focus: TMT

Trevisan & Cuonzo has a ‘multidisciplinary team able to deal with all aspects of technological-legal matters.’ The team is particularly apt at managing privacy and digital development matters, as well as regulation, compliance, e-commerce, data protection and general commercial matters. Luca Trevisan  and Gabriel Cuonzo lead the Milan-based team; Vittorio Cerulli Irelli is their counterpart in Rome.

Italy > Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

Life sciences work is core to Trevisan & Cuonzo‘s IP practice, which is experienced in pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device litigation, as well as life sciences regulatory work. The practice co-heads are IP and life sciences specialist Gabriel Cuonzo; Daniela Ampollini, who advises Italian and international pharmaceutical companies on biotech products; and pharmaceutical company expert Donatella Capelli. At associate level, Luca Pellicciari regularly assists with significant pharmaceutical and biotech cases.