Jacopo leads the Italian intellectual property, technology & privacy team in our Milan and Padua offices.

He has over 20 years-experience in intellectual property, tech, privacy and data protection. He assists leading Italian and international companies and private clients, across different sectors, such as life science and pharma, fashion & luxury, automotive, food and beverage, sports, electronics and software, entertainment and multimedia, insurance, financial, and arts.

On the intellectual property side, he advises on filing, exploitation and enforcement of different IP rights, such as worldwide brand protection, licensing and exploitation of image rights. On tech matters, he assists clients with the development of innovative platforms, e-commerce projects, software licensing, outsourcing and technology joint ventures. In the field of privacy & data protection, he advises on GDPR compliance programs, data breach issues, and international transfer of data (e.g. setting up global CRM programs, binding corporate rules, transfer impact assessments) and training. He works on data protection impact assessments for complex data processing with specific risks (IoT, profiling, CCTV, biometrics, geo location) and balancing test. He also assists in authority’s inspections, internal investigations and court proceedings. 

In addition, he is specialised in the startup field, advising domestic and international startup companies in the digital tech area, focusing on their IP protection and privacy compliance. 

He is the author of many articles and chapter on IP and privacy matters and frequently participates as a speaker in conferences and seminars in the tech and privacy fields and collaborates on projects such as B Heroes and startupbootcamp (fashiontech). 

In 2023 Jacopo was listed as a "trademark star" by international IP directory, IP Stars.
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Me in a minute

The protection of rights is a matter that I've always been passionate about, my grandfather an 'inventor' was one of the key driving forces behind this.

I specialize in intellectual property, information technology, privacy & data protection, assisting clients of several industries.

The protection of rights, with particular reference to those related to creativity and inventiveness, is a matter that I've always been passionate about, therefore a career specializing in intellectual property was the natural consequence of my interest. Last but not least, my grandfather was an "inventor", rewarded by the USPTO, thus making me even more excited to study the matter.

I also had the great opportunity to see the growing up of the new sectors of data protection and the right of new technologies and I am now glad to assist my clients in facing the important challenge of keeping their competitiveness levels at a high in this digital age.

One of my clients says that I have "pragmatic attitude, always available to provide support and find a solution in a timely manner" and another that I am "open-minded when it comes to dealing with new issues, with high levels of energy". I am very grateful to have received these comments.

Aside the usual working matters, one of the thing I like most of my job, and that is rewarding to me, is teaching the youngest some tips & ticks of how to survive in big law firms and become a good lawyer (hoping to be the same).As to my private life, I must thank my family who allowed me to get passionate and cultivate these interests, supporting me even in times of hard work.  And it is to them that I dedicate all my spare time. My passions are sport cars and sailing that I share with my children.