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Avv Gabriel Cuonzo
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
IBA, INTA, GRUR
Max-Planck Institute, Munich (1987)
University of Bari (J.D. 1982)
Trevisan & Cuonzo handles IP matters as well as providing technology advice relating to GDPR, privacy and protection and assistance with data and media law in relation to electronic publishing and multimedia licensing. Technology patents are a core focus of the team, which is led by Luca Trevisan, Gabriel Cuonzo and Vittorio Cerulli Irelli.
The retail team at Trevisan & Cuonzo is led by commercial and IP experts Gabriel Cuonzo, Luca Trevisan and Julia Holden. The firm assists clients producing fashion, jewellery, healthcare and household appliances with distribution and trade mark matters.
Trevisan & Cuonzo has a primary focus on complex litigation, particularly in the life sciences sector. Described as ‘a very strong litigation team for pharmaceutical innovators’, the group assists clients with pharmaceutical patents, including those with cross border aspects. The practice also includes lawyers with expertise in technology law. Founding partners Luca Trevisan and Gabriel Cuonzo are ‘tremendously experienced’ and co-head the department with UK-qualified practitioner Julia Holden. Donatella Capelli is a patent litigator with experience of Italian and EU courts. Daniela Ampollini is another key individual.
The ‘small but dedicated‘ team at Trevisan & Cuonzo assists multinational pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies with copyright and patent disputes. The co-heads of practice are founding partners and experienced IP lawyers Gabriel Cuonzo and Luca Trevisan. Daniela Ampollini and Donatella Capelli are also highly regarded patent litigators. A key name at associate level is Luca Pellicciari who has been praised for his ‘attention to detail and ability and eagerness to engage with the technical aspects of the case.’
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