Massimiliano Mostardini

Partner Italy


Massimiliano is considered a leading innovative lawyer at national and international level

Massimiliano is the founder of Bird & Bird Italy and co head of the Italian Intellectual Property Group. He is also a member of the International Global Board, the International Management Committee and the International IP Steering Group.

He regularly advises clients, including public institutions on domestic and pan-European Intellectual Property litigation relating to patents, trademarks, copyright, advertising and unfair competition. In addition, he advises on non contentious IP/IT/TMT and regulatory matters such as licencing, R&D, MTA, clinical trials, software agreements and IT, maintenance, outsourcing, including disruptive technologies, pre clearance advertising, data protection. He also manages big trademarks portfolios. He operates in the life science, media, IT, internet, telecommunications, food and luxury goods sectors.

Having graduated cum laude from the University of Milan, he has practiced since 1990.  Lecturer at the San Raffaele University, Massimiliano is also the author of several publications concerning licencing, product liability, copyright, transfer of technology and inventors awards.

He is often invited to speak at national and international conferences in the trade secrets, software, biotech, including rare diseases, charities, start up, incubators, cloud computing and crowdsourcing sectors.

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Lawyer Testimonials
  1. Mostardini is “super empathetic and fantastic at cultivating close relationships with colleagues and clients”.

    WTR 1000 2019
  2. Massimiliano Mostardini is held in high regard among market commentators for his huge expertise in the IP sphere. He advises clients on patent and trade mark disputes as well as non-contentious issues. Sources speak highly of the fact that "he’s capable of finding original approaches to complicated disputes: he's always thinking out of the box."

    Chambers Europe 2018
  3. “Sharp strategic thinker” Massimiliano Mostardini is “a valued practitioner in the field” who wins praise for his “extensive knowledge of national and international IP law”.

    Who's Who Legal 2018