The intellectual property group offers strategic and commercial advice on the procurement and exploitation of IP rights as well as high quality advocacy in the enforcement and defence of IP rights before the Italian courts.

GELEX provides advice on intellectual property matters (including on trademarks and distinctive signs, domain names, patents for inventions, models and designs, geographical origin names, industrial secrets and know how, packaging and look alike), copyright and related rights (such as property and moral rights relating to industrial design and cinema, music, audiovisual, architecture and literary production), as well as on information technology matters (i.e. software, high tech and complex IT infrastructures).

Thanks to the great importance of trademarks and copyright in the Media sector and given our focus on this industry, our intellectual and industrial property team, over the years, has dealt with traditional IP issues as well as with the new IP questions posed by technological developments and platform convergence.

Our Professionals in particular have masterminded the defence of various patented active principles of value belonging to pharmaceutical multinationals, as well as the defence strategies in Italy of well-known brands in the luxury and durable consumables sectors.

Here are some examples:

  • establishment of security rights on trademarks
  • domain names
  • legal and arbitration proceedings relating to copyright and trademark ownership and license
  • use, protection and exploitation of databases
  • TV Cinema productions
  • musical works’ synchronization and reproduction rights (on TV platform, Internet, etc.), negotiations with SIAE (SocietĂ  Italiana degli Autori ed Editori / Italian Society of Authors and Publishers)
  • registration of national, international, and EU trademarks
  • trademark license contracts, co-branding agreements, franchising, etc.