Maria Luce Piattelli > Hogan Lovells International LLP > Milan, Italy > Lawyer Profile

Hogan Lovells International LLP
20123 MILAN

Work Department

IPMT - Milan


Senior Associate


As a senior associate in the intellectual property, media and technology (IPMT) Group, Maria Luce Piattelli focuses her practice at Hogan Lovells on strategic brand counselling, anti-counterfeit actions, and intellectual property (IP) transactional works. Since 2004 Maria Luce has developed her skills advising clients in the management of complex trademark and design portfolios, in customs seizure matters, as well as in a wide range of domestic and cross-border transactions in industries as diverse as fashion and luxury, technology, media, telecoms, and food.

In 2011 she obtained a doctorate in IP Law from the University of Parma, with a focus on trademarks, her real passion. If you wish to register your trademark in Italy, Maria Luce knows how to do it. Her skills in devising the most effective branding strategy, combined with a deep understanding of substantive law, are reflected in her ability to provide helpful advice to clients, as well as to draft and negotiate assignment or license agreements and to assist in complex mergers and acquisitions (M&A) operations, where IP is a key asset.

In addition, in the more than 15 years at Hogan Lovells, Maria Luce has developed strong connections with several colleagues of the IP teams in the other offices of the firm, working with them almost every day. If you need a point of contact for trademark matters in Italy who is able to also assist transnationally – she is the right person to ask.


English, Italian


Ph.D. Intellectual Property Law, University of Parma, 2011, Law Degree, Bocconi University, 2004

Lawyer Rankings

Italy > Intellectual property

(Rising stars)

Maria Luce PiattelliHogan 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.