Mr Giovanni Ghirardi > Hogan Lovells International LLP > Milan, Italy > Lawyer Profile

Hogan Lovells International LLP
20123 MILAN

Work Department

Intellectual Property


A true litigator with a passion for new and cutting-edge technology, Giovanni Ghirardi has been at the forefront of some of the most complex cases in the patent field. Most of these have resulted in decisions of seminal importance on issues such as FRAND, availability of injunctions in cases involving essential patents, infringement by equivalence, contributory infringement and others. He is particularly sought after for litigation and IP issues with cross-border implications, often involving complex pan-European issues.


He is a Member of EPLAW.


LL.M., London School of Economics, 1998; Law degree (cum laude), University of Milan, 1993

Lawyer Rankings

Italy > Intellectual property

(Hall of Fame)

Giovanni Ghirardi

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP‘s highly reputed IP department provides assistance and in-court representation in the full spectrum of IP law matters. The team provides an especially comprehensive trademark offering, which stands out for its ability to secure and maintain trademark registrations globally, thanks to the full integration in the firm’s world-wide IP network. Luigi Mansani is widely known for his publications in the fields of patent litigation and Giovanni Ghirardi handles patent disputes. The duo head the practice. Maria Luce Piattelli is noted.

Italy > Industry focus: Luxury goods

Hogan Lovells International LLP‘s team advises the retail and fashion industries at every level, from business restructuring to marketing, product compliance, distribution, advertising and operations; clients additionally benefit from its e-commerce, IP, privacy, data transfer, mobile payments and real estate law expertise. The key names are M&A specialists Antonio Di Pasquale and Luca Picone, patent expert Giovanni Ghirardi, IP head Luigi Mansani, and real estate leader Marco Rota Candiani. Arbitration specialist Andrea Atteritano was made partner in 2020, and Maria Luce Piattelli and Paola La Gumina are experienced counsels.