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Giovanni Galimberti

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Bird & Bird LLP

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Intellectual Property


Giovanni is one of the founding partners of our Italian offices and has been co-head of our Milan Intellectual Property department since 2005. He is widely recognised throughout Europe for his expertise across an incredibly broad range of IP matters, including patents, trademarks, design, domain names and unfair competition. He assists clients from an impressive array of sectors, including pharmaceutical, mechanical, electronics, automotive and food. Giovanni has handled and coordinated numerous pan-European cases for both national and international clients and is regarded as one of the best IP litigators in Italy. He is the author of various publications in the field of patent and trademark law for Italian and European legal magazines and is one of the experts called upon by the Arbitration Chamber of Milan to decide proceedings concerning the reassignment of domain names.


Italian, English and French


Giovanni is member of American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), Licensing Executives Society (LES), International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), European Patent Lawyers (EPLAW), International Trademark Association (INTA), Italian Society for the Study of Intellectual Property (SISPI) and Ipyard (Italian Intellectual Property Working Group).


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Bird & Bird’s practice is well-known for its strength in IP and regulatory litigation, often acting for domestic and international clients across various sectors, including IT, media, food, fashion, TMT and transport; it also handles competition, commercial and white-collar crime disputes. Head of team Giovanni Galimberti and Arturo Leone are the key names in the practice.

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Industry focus: Food

Within: Industry focus: Food

Bird & Bird's IP expertise is accompanied by strengths in competition, dispute resolution, corporate and M&A, administrative law and compliance work in the food sector. A group led by Giovanni Galimberti successfully acted for Consorzio del Prosecco in litigation concerning the designation of the origin of Prosecco. Another key success was the group's representation of Cargill in patent litigation related to its method for producing the sweetener maltitol. Massimiliano Mostardini, counsel Fulvio Mellucci and associate Rita Tardiolo are other names to note.

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Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

Within: Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

Massimiliano Mostardini¬†and Giovanni Galimberti¬†are joint heads of the 'practical and knowledgeable' life sciences team at¬†Bird & Bird, which is noted for its 'high-quality client care'. Its work spans a multitude of areas, including regulatory, corporate, EU and competition, employment and data protection.¬†Counsel¬†Mauro Turrini¬†is noted for his intellectual property (IP) expertise. Notable work included the¬†team advising Medical Microinstruments on the negotiation of¬† ‚ā¨20m Series A financing to facilitate the development of its robotic platform for microsurgery. It also assisted¬†Domp√© with an antitrust compliance programme.

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Industry focus: Retail

Within: Industry focus: Retail

Giovanni Galimberti and Stefano Silvestri are joint heads of Bird & Bird's retail practice group, which includes specialists in corporate and M&A, dispute resolution, administrative law and employment. Antonella Ceschi assisted Bricoman Italia with the administrative and urban aspects of its opening of a new retail store in Treviso.

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Industry focus: luxury goods

Within: Industry focus: luxury goods

Bird & Bird's 'outstanding' luxury goods practice group provides 'practical advice' and 'solves even the most complex problems'. The 'remarkable' Massimiliano Mostardini, Giovanni Galimberti and Stefano Silvestri are joint heads of the team. Also noted are Arturo Leone and counsel Federico Marini-Balestra.

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Intellectual property

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Giovanni Galimberti - Bird & Bird

Within: Intellectual property

The sizeable team at Bird & Bird provides comprehensive advice on contentious and non-contentious matters in commercial IP, antitrust-related IP matters and portfolio management, and is thereby particularly strong in assisting with patents, trade marks, designs, trade secrets, copyright and database rights. Practice head Giovanni Galimberti acted for the Consorzio del Prosecco in obtaining a preliminary injunction order against a competitor regarding their use of the protected designation of origin for Prosecco, and represented Dailymotion in a dispute concerning the liability of the Internet Service Provider related to contents delivered by users. Massimiliano Mostardini is also strongly recommended.

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