Intellectual Property

The Firm advises its clients with regard to a wide range of issues related to intellectual property at national and international level, offering a comprehensive legal service for both judicial and out-of-court matters, included the strategic consultancy concerning the valorisation and utilisation of intellectual property rights.

The professionals of the Firm gained a solid expertise with reference to litigation related to trademarks, patents and registered design, software, domain names, copyright, false advertising, unfair competition, internet and e-commerce.

Santa Maria Law Firm provides legal assistance in negotiating agreements concerning the acquisition and licensing of industrial property rights as well as the distribution, franchising and master franchising, agency, sponsorship, edition, research and confidentiality agreements. The Firm also regularly advises companies as well as universities and research centres with reference to issues related to the following areas: industry/manufacturing, finance, commerce, advertising, media, publishing, entertainment.

The professionals of the Firm gained a solid experience with regard to contracts focused on the protection and management of intellectual and industrial property rights related to luxury goods, software as well as Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Nutrition, Mechanical, Engineering and Energy products.


Included capabilities

  • Issues concerning intellectual and industrial property at domestic and international level
  • Litigation related to intellectual and industrial property
  • License for trademarks, patents and know how
  • Distribution agreements
  • Franchising and Merchandising
  • Intellectual and industrial property issues related to corporate operations
  • Protection of database and software
  • Management of intellectual and industrial property rights (trademarks, patents, registered design, copyright, domain names) in the following sectors, among others: Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Nutrition, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Energy, Textile and fashion