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At Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale, Lydia Mendola is a staunch defender of rights in the media and technology industries. She also has asset commercialisation down to a T.”
WTR1000 2020

Our experience in the field of intellectual and industrial property includes all aspects of the creation, acquisition, use, implementation and protection of trademarks, patents, industrial designs and copyrights.

Intellectual property rights are vital to the media sector and our team can draw on an exceptional depth of experience in this area. Over the years, our IP experts have helped to resolve traditional issues in the sector and to address new issues arising from technological developments and convergence of platforms.

In the IP rights field, we advise on:

  • the drafting and negotiation of patents and trademarks license and assignment agreements, co-branding agreements and franchise agreements
  • the establishment of guarantee rights in trademarks
  • litigation related to domain names
  • the global management of brand protection activities, such as custom surveillance,  seizures, cooperation with local authorities and fight against on-line counterfeiting and piracy
  • the drafting and negotiation of technology development, use, valorization, licence, transfer and acquisition agreements
  • civil proceedings relating to the validity and infringment of trademarks, patents, copyrights and designs
  • civil and arbitration proceedings relating to breach of license, franchising and distribution agreements
  • the use, exploitation and protection of databases
  • television and film productions
  • the synchronization of musical works and reproduction rights (on television and online), and the management of relations with the Italian Association of Authors and Publishers.
  • relations with foreign collecting societies for music and other media rights

Our IP team has also an extensive experience in the Life Sciences sector, both contentious and non-contentious.

Traditionally strong in the TMT sector, Portolano Cavallo is increasingly adept at assisting clients from the digital, life sciences and fashion sectors with IP transfer, licensing, protection and enforcement. Lydia Mendola, who was made partner in April 2018, leads the team."
LEGAL500 EMEA 2019 – INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (ITALY)
Recognised firm offering assistance on IP issues, from trade marks and patents to domain names and copyright. Acts on behalf of an impressive list of key companies from the online world as well as well-known fashion houses."
WTR1000 2019

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