Firm Profile > IP Law Galli > Milan, Italy

IP Law Galli
I-20122 MILAN

Intellectual property Tier 2

IP Law Galli's group is praised for its 'great expertise' in design issues and the defence of the intellectual property of design products. The team is also noted for its advice on strategic issues, contracts and M&A matters concerning patents (including pharmaceutical and software patents), trade marks, design and copyright law. Cesare Galli and Mariangela Bogni, who co-head the practice, work with associate litigators Alberto Contini and Alecsia Pagani.

Practice head(s):

Cesare Galli; Mariangela Bogni

Other key lawyers:

Alberto Contini; Alecsia Pagani


‘Great expertise, professionalism and competence’

‘Cesare Galli and Alberto Contini: extreme availability, preparation and professionalism’

‘Professionalism and excellent preparation in industrial property and maximum support in dealing with the fight against counterfeiting’

‘Cesare Galli: maximum availability, preparation and excellent professionalism on IPR contents with valid support from Alecsia Pagani.’

Key clients

TEVA Pharmaceutical LTD

LG Eletronics Inc.

EG s.p.a. (Stada Group)

Vorwerk Group

Ambrosetti Partecipazioni s.r.l.

Cama 1 s.p.a.

Cassina s.p.a.

Emmegi Group

Coop Italia Società Cooperativa

Miroglio Group

Sandoz s.p.a.

Atlas Copco B.L.M.

Tecnimed s.r.l.

Dover Europe s.a.r.l.

Flou s.p.a.

Emmentaler Switzerland

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, Parma and Verona, 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 ten lawyers, in addition to the Chairman
Professor Cesare Galli and the Partner Mariangela Bogni. Atty. Bogni and all Senior Associates 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
Patents and design patents Alecsia Pagani
Advertising Alecsia Pagani
Trade secrets Alecsia Pagani
Trademarks, trademark litigation and licensing Alecsia Pagani
Antitrust and trade regulation Alecsia Pagani
Patents Carlo Polizzi
Trademarks, trademark litigation and licensing Carlo Polizzi
Counterfeiting Carlo Polizzi
Trademarks, trademark litigation and licensing Giulia Galimberti
Merchandising and trade Giulia Galimberti
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 Andrea Lino
Computer and software patents Andrea Lino
Photo Name Position Profile
 Mariangela Bogni  photo Mariangela Bogni Executive Partner
 Marco Botteghi  photo Marco Botteghi Junior associate
 Alberto Contini  photo Alberto Contini Senior Associate
 Giulia Galimberti  photo Giulia Galimberti Associate
 Cesare Galli  photo Cesare Galli Founding and Managing Partner
 Alecsia Pagani  photo Alecsia Pagani Associate
 Michele Papa  photo Michele Papa Associate
 Carlo Polizzi  photo Carlo Polizzi Associate
Number of lawyers : 10
AIPPI (Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property)
LES (Licensing Executives Society)
AmCham American Chamber of Commerce
Other offices : Brescia
Other offices : Parma
Other offices : Verona


Professor Galli is always available, caring, listening, providing advice as, how and when required be it a phone call or a legal opinion. He is an impressive litigator with a true love for his work, an ingrained sense of justice and the law, a deep knowledge of doctrine and jurisprudence all combined with a swift effective practical and realistic approach.

A pleasure to work with. Good also with respect to balance between service and price