Botti & Ferrari


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Botti & Ferrari is ranked as one of the top IP boutique firms in Italy. One of the essential features of the Firm is certainly its vocation to operate internationally: in fact, approximately half the activity of the Firm is dedicated to consulting services to foreign clients.

Our Team of highly skilled Attorneys and Consultants has matured more than a decade of experience in IP rights protection regarding a wide range of industrial fields, such as: Electronics and New Technologies (Telecommunications and Software applications); Mechanics and Mechatronics; Chemistry, Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Biomedical fields. In addition to these activities, Botti & Ferrari’s professionals focus on patent litigation, providing technical assistance and cooperating with the most renowned Italian attorneys at law in the IP field.

The professionals of Botti & Ferrari have been involved in many important litigations in Italy on behalf of major companies from the United States, Japan, Korea and Germany, particularly in the fields of electronics, mechanics, chemistry and pharmaceutical chemistry. Most of the European patent attorneys of Botti & Ferrari have obtained the patent litigation in Europe diploma from the University of Strasbourg. Moreover, two have been substantive examiners at the European Patent Office (EPO).

Our main services include:

  • state of the art, validity and infringement-related patent searches;
  • preparation of legal opinions on patent validity and infringement;
  • drafting, filing and prosecution of national and international patents;
  • trademark availability searches;
  • trademark-related legal opinions (validity and infringement);
  • preparation, filing and prosecution of national and international trademark applications;
  • representation in procedures before the Italian Patent and Trademark Office, the EPO and the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO);
  • preparation, filing and prosecution of oppositions and appeals before the EUIPO and the EPO;
  • industrial property portfolio audits and assistance in due diligence procedures; and
  • drafting of licence agreements and assistance in related negotiations and litigation.

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Sector Expertise:

  • Automotive
  • Construction & Materials
  • Engineering
  • Electronics & Semiconductors
  • Entertainment
  • Publishing & Media
  • Food & Beverage
  • Furniture
  • Green Technology
  • ICT & Software
  • Instruments
  • Life Sciences & Chemistry
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical Devices
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Robotics & Nanotechnology
  • Telecommunication
  • Universities & Research