Jacopo Liguori

Special Counsel

Jacopo leads the Italian intellectual property and technology team.

Jacopo’s expertise relates to intellectual property, commercial contracts, information technology, privacy and data protection.

He assists companies in many industries including leading companies in the fashion & luxury, insurance, financial, automotive, food and beverage, electronics and software, entertainment and multimedia, life science and pharma industries.

On the intellectual property side, he advises on filing, exploitation and enforcement of the main types of IP rights, in particular on worldwide brand protection, managing civil and criminal actions, custom monitoring, parallel imports issues and coordinating counsels in several countries (Asia, US, and EU countries).

He advises and negotiates on a wide range of commercial contracts such as IP license over trademark, copyright, patent and design, coexistence agreements, sale of IP rights, sponsorship and other agreements for the exploitation of image rights, research and developing agreement, agency, distribution and franchising agreements.

He regularly assists the corporate team in the context of a variety of transactions, preparing due diligence reports, negotiating related SPA clauses and ancillary documents such as transitional IP license agreements, transitional IT services agreements and remediation plans on privacy compliance.

He also assists clients on labelling compliance, advertising, terms and conditions, prize promotions and product placement. He represents clients in proceedings with the Italian Advertising Authority and the Italian Competition Authority in cases of unfair practice or misleading and comparative advertising.

In the field of IT law, Jacopo assists clients with the development of IT platforms, negotiating the relevant agreements such as software license, software development and maintenance agreement. He advises on IT migration projects to allow interoperability of the IT systems and data processing further to acquisition of companies or business units. He deals with IT & data protection issues within outsourcing agreements and commercial and technology joint ventures. He also assists on the setting up of e-commerce projects, drafting legal notices and disclaimers.

On privacy & data protection matters, he assists companies in setting up GDPR compliance programs, gap analysis and remediation plans, analysis of data flows, draft of records of processing, risk assessment also through technical partners, data governance and management (e.g. data processors, DPO), privacy notices and policies (e.g. employee’s use of IT means, data retention), DPIA, Data Breach, transfer of data abroad (e.g. setting up global CRM programs, binding corporate rules) and training. He also advises on complex data processing with specific risks (e.g. IoT, profiling, CCTV, biometrics, geo localization). He deals with data protection authorities and assisting in authority’s inspections, internal investigations and court proceedings (e.g. right to be forgotten).


Able to analyse, willing to listen and is available and reacts immediately not exactly 24/7, but almost.

TopLegal IP & Life Sciences Review April/May 2019

‘It is really a pleasure to work with Jacopo Liguori. A very good listener and always available, he ensures immediate responsiveness.’

Legal 500 Europe, 2020






Assisting an Italian start up with the launch of a cloud-based human resource solution for Italian and international businesses

Assisting a famous blogger with the launch of her e-commerce platform

Assisting an Italian wine producer in negotiating an e-commerce agreement with a leading Italian multi brand store

Italian bar, Milan 2006

Co-author of the commentary on the Italian Intellectual Property Code, UTET (2011).

Author of various legal notes on Le Sezioni Specializzate italiane della proprietà industriale e intellettuale, De Ferrari (2009 to date).

Author of various articles published on Computer law review international, Verlag Dr. Otto Schmidt on Provider’s Liability; Internet and Minors;

Ordine degli avvocati di Milano

Member of Federprivacy and Asso DPO (data protection officer association)

He is a lecturer on the master programme in TV copyright at Cattolica University in Milan from 2014 to date.

He is a lecturer on the "contrattualistica internazionale" and "avvocato d’affari" courses at Abo opportunity from 2018 to date.

Jacopo was a speaker at: (i) Conference at Camera di Commercio Monza Brianza - trademarks and designs: overview on the protection measures within courts, customs and trade shows (March 2014); (ii) Italian Trade Agency - Special Project for USA: various conference on commercial contracts and IP protection in USA (April 2014) (iii) seminar on IP and privacy at Impact Hub, Milan (July 2015) (iv) seminar on privacy and data protection in the life science sector with Aboutpharma (December 2017); (v) seminar with the Italian privacy authority on the data protection impact assessment (March 2018).



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