mc | masotti cassella

studio legale tributario associato


intellectual property

We have significant experience in all aspects of intellectual property.
Our practice provides a wide range of strategic and commercial advice to Italian and international companies that are active in a diverse range of sectors, and we advise them on the most appropriate means (such as trade mark, patent, design or copyright) to protect their IP assets against infrigements by third parties. This includes representing our clients in legal and arbitration proceedings in Italy and around the world.

We also advise in negotiations for the preparation of license agreements for brands, other intellectual property rights and know-how, and on the protection of software and databases.

In the context of M&A transactions, we will often undertake IP due diligence services to assist in valuing important IP assets that are not valued in the target's balance sheet.

Advice includes:

  • Patents and trade marks
  • Designs and copyright
  • Database rights
  • Software
  • Domain names
  • Confidential information and trade secrets
  • IP licensing and transfers of IP rights
  • Internet and e-commerce
  • IP disputes