Akran Intellectual Property


Via del Tritone 169

Tel:+39 066977311

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Partner: Monica Bucarelli
Partner: Andrea C. Klein
Partner: Alessandro Masetti
Partner: Peter McAleese

Quick facts:

Established: 2014
Number of Partners: 4
Number of IP Practitioners: 9
Languages : Italian, English, French, Spanish
Network Memberships: INTA, ECTA, Marques, AIPPI, FICPI, PTMG, LES, ITMA, ALAI

Akran Intellectual Property was established in 2014, merging experienced award winning teams of IP attorneys and lawyers from leading Italian firms. We are a full-service IP firm that creates value for clients at all stages of their creativity process and beyond. From pre-filing opinions to litigation, our approach is imaginative and client oriented. We assist small to medium size businesses, large corporations and multinationals, as well as start-ups, with a tailored approach, using clarity and transparency as our guidelines. Our key areas of expertise include prior-rights searches, trademark filings, oppositions, litigation, brand evaluation, portfolio review and management and contract drafting.

We have successfully proven and obtained the EUIPO and Italian PTO’s recognition of the reputation of two brands for the first time. For a well-known US designer, we secured a position mark on a sneaker that was not possible to register in other jurisdictions. Overall, in 2020 the prosecution side of the firm filed over 100 oppositions on behalf of its clients in the automotive, pharmaceutical, luxury, fashion, media and oral care sectors. 

On the contentious side, the law firm defended companies in criminal trials relating to trademark, design and patent counterfeiting, in many cases also involving criminal conspiracy and also mafia related criminal conspiracy


Last updated 29th September 2020

Practice Areas: Copyright & related rights, Designs, Intellectual property (contentious), Intellectual property (prosecution), IP transactions, Life sciences IP, Patent, Patent contentious, Patent prosecution, Trade mark, PTAB litigation, Trade mark contentious, Trade mark prosecution, ITC litigation

Sector Expertise: Advertising, Automotive, E-commerce, Fashion & luxury goods, Electronics, Film, Food & beverage, Gaming, Hospitality & leisure, Life sciences, Manufacturing, Mechanical, Media, Pharmaceutical, Sports, Telecommunication, Tobacco, Utilities