Rita has built a strong reputation for advising clients on intellectual proprety issues.
Rita joined Bird & Bird in April 2003.
She focuses on intellectual property, information technology, copyright and advertising, unfair competition and consumer protection law. Rita specialises in drafting contract agreements for the supply of fixed telephone services and internet access (dial up ADSL), as well as, more in general, on line supply agreements, with specific attention to the relevant compliance with consumer protection law. She also provides judicial and extra judicial assistance. Her judicial assistance includes proceedings in front of the Administrative Competent Authorities in relation to unfair commercial practices on the basis of the rules set forth by Consumers Protection Code.
Before joining Bird & Bird Rita worked for four years in the IP department of Andersen Legal and for some months at the Studio Legale Tributario (associated with Ernst and Young).
Since 1999 she has collaborated with the Intellectual Property Department of the Insubria University (Como - Milan).
Rita is a native Italian speaker and is fluent in English.