Trade mark litigation
Aerospace & defence
Fashion & luxury goods
Paola specialises in intellectual property, and represents a large group of Italian and foreign clients. She represents many multinational companies especially in relation to chemical, cosmetics and pharmaceutical trademarks and patents, as well as in copyright, unfair competition, internet law and advertising matters.
Paola has practiced in all areas of intellectual property and related areas, both in litigation and non-contentious matters. She has matured into an experienced practitioner well versed in the enforcement of famous trademarks and designs in the perfumery, pharmaceutical, fashion and luxury goods sectors, as well as in patents, particularly securing protection for chemical, bio-technological and pharmaceutical patents before the relevant jurisdictions and authorities.
In addition, Paola has developed significant experience in the agri-food sector and food supplements, as well as in the wine sector and protected designations of origin.
She also advises clients in criminal anticounterfeiting law and customs procedures, including labelling and CE marking.
She also has an extensive practice in the negotiation, drafting and revision of all types of commercial contracts, licensing and distribution, franchising, agreements, especially selective distribution agreements in the field of cosmetics and perfumery products.
Paola has also acquired substantial experience in advertising law, both at the private and public levels. This entails enforcing clients’ rights before the Private Advertising self-regulatory Authority (the Giurì), and the Central Public Authority (the Autorità Garante), which is the body responsible for misleading and comparative advertising. Her focus in this area are cases in the field of cosmetics, food-supplements and pharmaceutical goods and medical devices, as she has a sound knowledge of the national and European laws and regulations in these areas.
Year Joined Firm: 1996
Paola graduated in law with honours from the University of Turin in 1986. She then gained a Post-graduate Masters of Comparative Law at Strasbourg International University and was admitted to the (Turin) Bar in 1990.
Paola is an assistant lecturer in civil law and teaches European law at Turin University, and is also a tutor for the WIPO post-graduate specialisation course on intellectual property, under the joint direction of WIPO and Turin University.
Network Memberships: INTA, ECTA, LES, AIPPI, PTMG, APRAM, UNIFAB