Avv Donatella Capelli > Trevisan & Cuonzo > Milan, Italy > Lawyer Profile

Trevisan & Cuonzo
20121 MILANO

Work Department

IP Department


Patent Litigation
Trademark Litigation
Pharmaceuticals and Biotech Patent Litigation
Advertising Litigation


Having joined Trevisan & Cuonzo in 1999, Donatella is one of the firm’s most experienced IP lawyers and has been successful in a number of patent and trademark litigation matters before the Italian courts as well as before the European Court of Justice. After having mainly dealt with mechanical and electronic patent cases in the earlier part of her career, for the last 10 years she has focused on pharma and biotech litigation (including cross-border and multi-jurisdictional litigation). She also advises on a regular basis on advertising and unfair competition issues.


Italian and English


University of Pavia (J.D. 1999 – magna cum laude)

Lawyer Rankings

Italy > Intellectual property

(Leading individuals)

Donatella CapelliTrevisan & Cuonzo

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.

Italy > Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

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 TrevisanDaniela 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.’