Cesare Galli

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A prominent figure on the Italian IP scene and one of the country’s foremost litigators, Cesare Galli has done much to shape the legal landscape through his precedent-setting courtroom victories. He is an ace on cases relating to the high-tech and life sciences sectors.

Cesare Galli's Profile

Cesare Galli is the founder of law firm IP Law Galli and has been a full professor of IP law at the University of Parma since 1998. According to the best international guides, Professor Galli is one of the leading Italian specialists in the protection of intellectual property.

He is the author of several hundred publications on all aspects of intellectual property and edited the largest commentary (4,000 pages) on all relevant national and European rules on the matter (Galli-Gambino, Commentary on the Italian Intellectual Property Rights Code, Turin, UTET-WoltersKluwer, 2011). Each year, he promotes and coordinates what is considered the most important Italian conference on IP matters.

Since 2004, Professor Galli has been regularly appointed by the Italian government to assist in the preparation of reforms to IP law, including the implementation of EU Directive 2004/48/EC in Italy and the 2010 reform of the Italian IP Code. He took part in the process that led Italy to join the Unified Patent Court and was involved in the drafting of its Rules of Procedure. He was also one of the experts at the Italian Trademark and Patent Office who advised on the implementation of the EU Trademark Directive (2015/2436/EC) in Italy.

Professor Galli is a senior fellow of the Bruno Leoni Institute and a member of the European Counterfeiting and Piracy Observatory. He is also a member of the EU Observatory on Infringements of IP Rights at the EUIPO.

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