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.
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
Founded in Turin in 1872, Jacobacci & Partners leads the way in the field of intellectual property.
Throughout three centuries we have gained the experience that has made us what we are today: the largest intellectual property firm in Italy, and one of the largest in Europe, specializing in the protection of patents and trademarks. Beginning over 150 years ago as a family-run studio, we are now a large pan-European firm currently having 90 professionals in 13 European cities in 3 countries: Turin, Milan, Rome, Brescia, Padua, Kilometro Rosso (Bergamo), Bologna, Madrid, Alicante, Paris, Lyon, Nantes and Bordeaux. We strive to provide you with the broadest possible protection of your IP rights – from the initial conception to defending and asserting your IP rights in Court.
Over the years we have managed over 100,000 patents and 100,000 trademarks for more than 10,000 clients of every size, sector and geographic area: an extraordinary history that allows us to state with confidence that we have experience with virtually every type of IP issue that may arise. With a focus on our own technological innovations, we provide our clients with, secure and independent, one-click connection to their patent and trademark portfolios. More than half of the top 100 global brands have entrusted us with the protection and enforcement of their IP portfolios. We do not limit ourselves, however, to large, multi-national companies. If you need to register your company logo or patent a product in Europe or internationally, do not hesitate to contact us for a free, no obligation quote. We will advise you on the best way to proceed in order to protect your innovative ideas at a reasonable cost. Our professionals are ready and able to provide value to your ideas by obtaining the appropriate IP protection for you.
Since 1997 Jacobacci & Partners has featured top of the rankings for Italy drawn up by Managing Intellectual Property, an authoritative international magazine reviewing all leading IP consulting firms. In 2020, we were voted "Italian Firm of the Year" in the Patent Prosecution category, after ranking in the first tier in trademark and patent matters since 2007.
In 2019 the Firm was a co-winner in the category 'Best IP Advisor in Italy' at the second edition of The Innovation & IP Forum and Awards, Leaders League’s initiative dedicated to challenges and opportunities in the field of patents, trademarks and Intellectual Property. In 2021, for the second year, the Leaders League rated Jacobacci "Best IP Agency for Trademark Prosecution", adding this year the nomination as "Best IP Agency for Patent Prosecution". Moreover, in 2021 the Financial TIMES, in partnership with Statista, rated Jacobacci among the “Europe’s Best Patent Law Firms” with bronze in the Mechanical Engineers sector and in the Biotechnology & Food one.
Last but not least, the World Intellectual Property Organization recently confirmed Jacobacci & Partners as a major applicant for international PCT patents in Italy and for EPO patents in Europe.
Network Memberships INTA, ECTA, GRUR, PTMG, MARQUES, AIPPI, FICPI, AUTM, LES, LESI, INDICAM, Union des Fabricants
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.