Giovanni Guglielmetti


  • Intellectual property, with particular focus on:
    • patents and know-how
    • trademarks and GI
    • design
    • copyright
    • unfair competition
  • False and comparative advertising
  • Privacy
  • Complex litigation, including cross-border cases
  • Key sectors of focus:
    • fashion and luxury
    • pharmaceuticals and medical devices
    • software and telecommunication
    • consumer goods
  • Advice on agreements relating to:
    • licensing and transfer of technology
    • R&D
    • distribution
    • software, e-commerce, data processing
    • media, rights of publicity and advertising

Foreign languages: English


  • Member of the Healthcare and Life sciences Focus Team
  • Member of the Luxury Focus Team


  • Joined as a partner in 2006
  • Speaker at various IP conferences in Italy and abroad

Ranking and Awards

“He is extremely smart. He thinks about things and doesn’t just react, but has a calm and thoughtful approach

(Chambers & Partners)

“He is definitely a point of reference for IP topics in Italy; he neatly balances theory – being a university professor – with a practical approach”

(The Legal 500 EMEA)


  • Professor of intellectual property at the Bicocca university, School of Law, Milan
  • Professor of patent law at Bicocca university, Department of Science (industrial biotechnology degree course), Milan
  • Member of the Italian Bar, admitted to practice before the Italian Supreme Court (Corte di Cassazione)
  • PhD in intellectual property law
  • Law degree from the University of Milan

The Luxury Focus Team organises the event “E-commerce of branded products: risks and opportunities for businesses”

BonelliErede’s Luxury Focus Team, in collaboration with INDICAM and Assorologi, hosted the event “E-commerce of branded products: risks and opportunities for businesses” in Milan. The meeting brought together representatives from numerous fashion companies and offered an opportunity to ex …

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BonelliErede wins two awards at the TopLegal Industry Awards 2017

BonelliErede was crowned “Infrastructure Firm of the Year” and “Biomedical Firm of the Year” at the 2017 TopLegal Industry Awards held on 18 May. In crowning the firm “Infrastructure Firm of the Year”, the judging panel crowned the firm “Infrastructure Firm of the Year” based on …

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Studio dell'anno Ip_ BonelliErede_  Giovanni Guglielmetti e Tommaso Faelli

BonelliErede crowned “IP Firm of the Year” at the Legalcommunity IP&TMT Awards 2017

BonelliErede was crowned “IP Firm of the Year” at the 2017 Legalcommunity IP&TMT Awards held on 11 May. The Legalcommunity IP&TMT Awards shine the spotlight on law firms that show excellence in IP, telecommunications and media. The judging panel highlighted the team’s “authorita …

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