Paola Furiosi

Paola Furiosi

Senior Associate

Paola Furiosi advises domestic and international clients on the protection of intellectual property rights in both contentious and non-contentious matters. She has multidisciplinary experience in transactional matters, including the negotiation and drafting of contracts for the acquisition, licensing, distribution, and exploitation of intellectual property rights and proprietary technologies; sponsorship, franchising, co-branding, and merchandising agreements; joint-venture agreements; and agreements for the outsourcing and supply of IT services.

Paola also advises clients in complex court proceedings regarding the invalidity and counterfeiting of patents, trademarks, copyright, and design, as well as unfair competition.

Her practice also includes commercial transactions involving intellectual property rights in the context of corporate deals. Paola’s clients include companies in the fields of life science, fashion, food, design, large-scale distribution, and pharmaceuticals, as well as top technology companies.

Concentrations

  • Intellectual property
  • Fashion law
  • Trademark and brand management
  • Franchisee, agency and distribution Law
  • Copyright law
  • Privacy and data protection
  • Life sciences
  • Unfair competition
  • IP merger and acquisitions
  • Corporate law

Capabilities

Experiencia

  • Representation of a luxury hotel company in a complex litigation for the protection of well-known trademarks.°
  • Representation of a Dutch company specialized in children’s products in counterfeiting proceedings before the Court of Milan.°
  • Advising a leading pharmaceutical company on all aspects regarding the IP portfolio in a complex corporate deal.°
  • Representation of an Italian pharmaceutical group in judicial proceedings for trademark counterfeiting and unfair competition before the Court of Milan.°
  • Representation of a niche pharmaceutical company in judicial proceedings for trademarks infringement before the Court of Rome.°
  • Counselling a life science group in a variety of matters regarding day-to-day business operations and including the drafting of international distribution and license agreements.°
  • Advising a French group leader in the distribution of the electrical material in the acquisition of different Italian companies.°
  • Counselling a life science company on privacy matters pursuant to GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).°
  • Assisting an Italian no-profit life science foundation in a project conducted with an important University of Milan and aimed to attract young medical researchers in Italy.°
  • Assisting a leading multinational company operating worldwide in the production and distribution of accordions in the defense of their trademarks both in contentious and non-contentious contexts.°
  • Advising primary food companies in IP protection and enforcement, management of IP portfolio in both contentious and non-contentious matters.°
  • Counselling a leading software company in complex international transactions for the development of software and the supply of IT services.°
  • Assistance to an Italian fashion company in the protection of trademarks in bankruptcy proceedings (personal appointment by the Court of Milan).°
  • Assistance to an Italian jewelry company in the drafting of trademark co-existence agreements.°
  • Advising a design company in the management of IP portfolio, including the drafting of the relevant agreements.°
  • Assistance to an Italian group active in the sector of the large-scale distribution in the creating of a joint venture with a Lebanese company as well as in the drafting of other international agreements.°

°The above representations were handled by Ms. Furiosi prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig Santa Maria, an affiliate of Greenberg Traurig, P.A. and Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Rising IP Lawyer of the Year, Legalcommunity Awards, 2015
  • Trademarks and Patents Law Firm of the Year, Le Fonti Awards, 2019
  • Life Science Law Firm of the Year, Legalcommunity Awards, 2018
  • Life Science Law Firm of the Year, Legalcommunity Awards, 2017
  • Life Science Law Firm of the Year, Legalcommunity Awards, 2016
  • Member, Milan Bar Association, 2008-Present
  • Member, International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Member, LES Italy

Credentials

Educación
  • Master in Intellectual Property Law, Just Legal Services, Milan, 2009
  • J.D., L. Bocconi University of Milan, 2004
Admitida para practicar como abogado en
  • Italy
Languages
  • Italian, Nativo
  • Inglés, Fluido
  • French, Conversational
  • Español, Conversational