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IP Law Galli
I-20122 MILAN

Italy > Intellectual property Tier 3

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.

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
Mariangela Bogni photo Mariangela BogniExecutive Partner
Filippo Calda photo Filippo CaldaAssociate
Alberto Contini photo Alberto ContiniSenior Associate
Cesare Galli photo Cesare GalliFounding and Managing Partner
Alecsia Pagani photo Alecsia PaganiOf Counsel
Michele Papa photo Michele PapaAssociate
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


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