Giovanni Galimberti

Giovanni Galimberti

Co-managing partner Italy


Client-friendly and highly pragmatic, Giovanni is recommended for his very good litigation attitude and considered a star in the Italian IP sector.

Giovanni is one of the founding partners of our Italian office and has been co-head of our Milan Intellectual Property department since 2005.

He is widely recognised across Europe for his expertise in all IP matters, including patents, trademarks, design, domain names and unfair competition, assisting clients across sectors, including pharmaceutical, mechanical, electronics, automotive and food. Giovanni has handled and coordinated numerous pan-European cases for national and international clients and is known 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 he is one of the experts of the called upon by the Arbitration Chamber of Milan to decide proceedings concerning the reassignment of domain names.

Giovanni is member of the board of directors of Ipyard (Italian Intellectual Property Working Group) and is also a 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) and Italian Society for the Study of Intellectual Property (SISPI). 

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Lawyer Testimonials
  1. Galimberti is an authority on geographical indications and acts for Italian consortia to protect ‘made in Italy’ products

    WTR 1000 2019
  2. "Rights holders really appreciate the way Galimberti tailors his advice to their specific requirements; he always proposes solutions that best fit their business needs.”

    IAM Patent 1000 2018
  3. Giovanni Galimberti is described as a "very clever person and a brilliant IP lawyer," and is highlighted for his availability by clients. His vast expertise covers an impressive array of IP matters, including patents, trade marks, copyright and unfair competition. He often assists clients with domestic or cross-border IP litigation.

    Chambers Europe 2018