I am an Of Counsel in the IP team, and work between Milan and London on copyright and trade mark issues. I am also a law academic and have authored hundreds of articles on IP issues and three books on EU copyright law.
Besides being an Italian-qualified lawyer (avvocato), I am Full Professor of IP law and the Director of the Institute for Intellectual Property and Market Law (IFIM) at Stockholm University (Sweden), a Guest Professor at CEIPI-Université de Strasbourg, a Research Associate at LegalEdhec at EDHEC Business School (France), and an Associate of the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law at the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom).
I am an Editor of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (Oxford University Press), and have written extensively in the IP field.
I am the author of two books on EU copyright law – Originality in EU Copyright (Edward Elgar:2013) and Copyright and the Court of Justice of the European Union (Oxford University Press:2019) – and an article-by-article commentary to Directive 2019/790 – Copyright in the Digital Single Market. Article-by-Article Commentary to the Provisions of Directive 2019/790 (Oxford University Press:2021). I am also the editor of The Routledge Handbook of EU Copyright Law (Routledge:2021).
I regularly comment on IP issues for well-known blog The IPKat, for which I have authored several hundreds of posts over the past few years, and am the co-founder of Fashion Law London.
I have prepared technical briefings at the request of and delivered talks to several international organisations and EU institutions and agencies (including WIPO, European Parliament, European Commission, and EUIPO), as well as international professional bodies and organisations (including ALAI, INTA, AIPPI, LIDC, and ECTA).
Having trained and previously worked for Bird & Bird, I re-joined as an Of Counsel in 2019.