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IP Law Galli
I-20122 MILAN

Italy > Intellectual property Tier 2

IP Law Galli fields a robust team of experts who routinely represent clients from the pharmaceutical, chemical, fashion and luxury goods sectors in judicial and extrajudicial matters concerning patents and trademarks litigation and licensing, design, domain names, appellation of origin and copyright infringement. The practice is led by Cesare Galli, known for his deep expertise in trademarks, domain names, patents, designs, PDOs and PGIs, while Mariangela Bogni notably focuses on the pharmaceutical and mechanical industries. Tech and electronics litigation expert Alberto Contini and fashion and luxury goods disputes specialist Michele Papa are also highly recommended.

Practice head(s):

Cesare Galli; Mariangela Bogni

Other key lawyers:


‘IP Law Galli are experts in Italian IP law. Their expertise spans both the substantive and procedural issues.’

‘Cesare Galli and Mariangela Bogni provided great and on-the-point legal advice. Their knowledge of local procedures and practices is, in my opinion, unmatched. They make a great team too, as they immediately divide the tasks among themselves without too much discussion – it is obvious that they have been working together for a long time.’

Key clients

Amgen Inc

Atlas Copco BLM S.r.l.

Barilla G. e R. Fratelli S.p.a.

Bulgari S.p.a.

Cama 1 S.p.a.

CheckSum LLC

Directa Textile Solutions S.r.l.

Enologica Vason S.p.a.

Industriale Chimica S.r.l.

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd

Lima Corporate S.p.a.

L’originale Alfredo All’Augusteo S.r.l.

Stada Arzneimittel AG

Vivanta Generics S.r.o.

Vorwerk & Co. Interholding GmbH

Wirtek S.r.l.

Work highlights

  • Assisted CheckSum with the enforcement of one of its patents relating to an innovative apparatus for programming a plurality of electrically separable in-system programmable devices.
  • Acted on behalf of client Barilla to prevent a political party from further disseminating a disparaging parody of its trademarks and of the packaging of its most famous biscuits.
  • Assisted Vorwerk/Manzo in a sensitive action, following a judgment of the Italian Criminal Court of Cassation, concerning the shapes of certain accessories and consumables inside a vacuum cleaner.

The firm: Headed and founded in 2004 by Professor Cesare Galli, Full Professor of IP law at the University of Parma, who has been practising in the IP field at the highest level since 1986, the firm operates mainly in the field of intellectual property and also in general business law and competition / antitrust. Having its main office in Milan and branch offices in Brescia and Parma, the firm came into being as a boutique firm specialised in IP law, especially in patent and trademark litigation and strategies, and characterised by the personal imprint of its founder, instructing a highly professional team, able to move in a prevalently international context.

Milan main office team comprises five lawyers, in addition to the Chairman
Professor Cesare Galli and the Partner Mariangela Bogni. Atty. Bogni, the Senior Associate and the Of Counsels of the Firm have a Ph.D. in IP Law or an MBA. The firm has maintained this strong reputation by combining it with a firmly market-oriented approach aimed at enhancing the procedural instruments in order to reach positive results in the shortest terms.

The expertise of the firm and of Professor Galli have been widely recognised at both domestic and international levels. Since 2005 Professor Galli has been a member of the governmental commission in charge of revising Italian IP rules. Acting in this role, he played a decisive part in the 2010 reform of the code and in Italy’s participation in the Unified Patent Court and the unitary patent, and in the implementation of the TradeMarks Directive and of the Trade Secrets Directive in Italy. In 2009 he was appointed as a member of the sub-group on the legal framework of the EU Observatory on the infringement of IP rights.

Main practice areas: Intellectual property and competition law (with specific experience in shape trademarks, selective distribution, design, biotech and pharmaceutical patents, computer and software patents and cross-border litigation, unfair competition, copyright and related rights) as well as business law.

Department Name Email Telephone
Intellectual property Cesare Galli
Biotechnology patents Cesare Galli
Patents and design patents Cesare Galli
Patent box Cesare Galli
Trademarks, trademark litigation and licensing Cesare Galli
Copyright and relates rights Cesare Galli
Antitrust and trade regulation Cesare Galli
Competition Cesare Galli
Intellectual property Mariangela Bogni
Biotechnology patents Mariangela Bogni
Patents and design patents Mariangela Bogni
Geographical indications Alberto Contini
Technology Alberto Contini
Computer and software patents Alberto Contini
Unfair competition and passing off Alberto Contini
Competition Alberto Contini
Copyright and related rights Michele Papa
Trademarks, trademark litigation and licensing Michele Papa
Design patents Michele Papa
Unfair competition and passing off Michele Papa
Trade secrets Michele Papa
Photo Name Position Profile
Mariangela Bogni photo Mariangela Bogni Executive Partner
Filippo Calda photo Filippo Calda Associate
Alberto Contini photo Alberto Contini Senior Associate
Cesare Galli photo Cesare Galli Founding and Managing Partner
Alecsia Pagani photo Alecsia Pagani Of Counsel
Michele Papa photo Michele Papa Associate
Trainees : 2
Number of lawyers : 7
AIPPI (Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property)
LES (Licensing Executives Society)
AmCham American Chamber of Commerce
Other offices : Brescia
Other offices : Parma