Mauro Turrini joined Bird & Bird in April 2008 as an Associate in the Intellectual Property and Life Sciences Groups.
After studying law at Bologna University he completed his training and qualified in 2005. He also completed with merit a LLM on IP Law in 2006.
Whilst working at Jacobacci & Associati and Bird & Bird, London, Mauro was involved in providing advice in relation to the protection and exploitation of a full range of intellectual property rights, from design rights to patents, trade marks, copyright and confidentiality. He also spent a considerable number of years working in the pharmaceutical field. In particular, Mauro worked for both the Italian Medicines Agency (AIFA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) where he was responsible for all legal matters relating to intellectual property protection and innovation development. At the EMEA was responsible for providing legal support to the Paediatric Committee (PDCO) and the Name Review Group (NRG), contributed to the Advanced Therapy Regulation implementation and was in charge, inter alia, of providing a full range of Pharmaceuticals advice, including Generics and data exclusivity issues, Biosimilar products, parallel import and parallel distribution issues, orphan drugs, SMEs and transparency issues. Mauro was also a member of the EMEA Innovation Task Force (ITF), the specialised group of the European Agency in charge of dealing with products classification and borderline issues.
He regularly speaks and writes on intellectual property law and pharmaceutical matters.
Mauro’s mother tongue is Italian and he is also fluent in English, French and Spanish.