After spending more than 50 years in business, Bugnion S.p.A. ranks among the leading Italian and European industrial property consulting companies.
With its office network based throughout Italy, Bugnion enjoys remarkable international visibility and is a major player in the European set.
Thanks to an established tailor-made approach, Bugnion attorneys can effectively identify, protect and enhance ideas, while transforming them into key drivers of a corporate’s asset, besides helping clients achieve a competitive edge in the global market.
Throughout its long-standing activity Bugnion has grown and expanded up to becoming one of the foremost Italian and European partners in the market of industrial property.
Currently totalling more than 200 staff, Bugnion’s network includes offices in Italy, Germany, Spain and U.S.
Headed and founded in 2004 by Dr. Professor Cesare Galli, (Full Professor of IP Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Parma), the firm operates mainly in the field of Intellectual Property law with a specific experience in Pharmaceutical, Biotech and TMT Patents and in Cross-Border Litigations.
Having its main office in Milan and branch offices in Brescia, Parma and Verona, the firm came into being as a boutique firm, highly specialized in IP law, Business Law and Competition/Antitrust. The Firm is characterized by the personal imprint of its founder, and has maintained strong reputation by combining it with a firmly market-oriented approach aimed at enhancing the procedural instruments in order to reach positive results in the shortest terms. Professor Galli has also been personally involved in the process that led Italy to taking part in the Unified Patent Court Agreement in 2013 and in the Enhanced Cooperation on the Unitary Patent in 2015 and flanked the Italian delegates in the drafting of the Rules of Procedure (RoP).
The Firm clients include large foreign industrial groups working in the pharmaceutical, food and chemical sectors and Italian firms operating in the most cutting edge fields such as new technologies as well as TMT, mechanics and electro mechanics industries.
The firm displays a special competence both in patent litigation and out of court field strategy (such as license agreements and international transfers of technology).
LGV is an independent law firm that has acquired an extensive and in-depth experience of the legal services sector, principally in relation to innovative enterprises.
Our firm is widely renowned both in Italy and abroad for its unique expertise and deep understanding of the complex dynamics that underlie industrial and intellectual property. This means that beyond the undisputed legal excellence of the founders and their associates, LGV guarantees to its clients an exceptional client focus based on the understanding of Clients’ industries and commercial needs. LGV’s expertise allows the firm to intercept the rising needs of sectors, products and services that - due to regulatory changes or technical and scientific developments taking place in their environments - might soon be in the need of protection and nurturing their intellectual and industrial assets.
A state of the art, full service boutique advising in any possible aspect of contentious and non contentious intellectual property, meaning patents and models, industrial design, know-how, trademarks and service marks, domain names, copyright, new technologies, data protection and privacy, cybersecurity and cybercrime, unfair competition, mergers and acquisitions of technological companies, due diligence of intangible assets, media and telecommunications.
A truly International team, with partners and associates belonging to important foreign jurisdiction with experience in dealing with foreign clients and their specific needs, as well for domestic clients, in both cases in Italy and in various other countries (with a specific focus on Germany).
A practical yet creative approach that, during the years, has been highly appreciated both by the seasoned general counsels and executives of most of the largest International players as well by innovative new entrepreneurs and start-ups facing for their first time IP issues.
The capability to "care" for the goals of the client, beyond legal results in specific cases or mandates, which means to devise innovative strategies to assess, protect and maximize the clients’ assets value over time.
Our intellectual property lawyers help the world's leading businesses to use intellectual property to protect their investment, secure competitive advantage, and obtain successful commercial outcomes. We have acted on some of the most complex IP portfolios, transactions and disputes in our markets.
Intellectual property is increasingly a differentiator amongst global businesses, and changes in the IP landscape are gathering pace. In competing for growth in mature markets, global players are increasingly looking to their brands and innovations.
Whether you are looking to monetise your innovations, protect revenue streams, or structure your intellectual property effectively, our lawyers combine technical expertise and commerciality to achieve optimum outcomes for our clients. We help our clients protect and commercialise their innovations across sectors and continents, and are trusted with the most complex "bet the company" IP disputes and transactions.
We manage worldwide portfolios for many leading brands and advise on strategy, protection and enforcement. We assist with strategic portfolio overview, rationalisation of intellectual property protection, clearance advice on use and registration of marks, and provide watching and monitoring services.