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 & Life Sciences Focus Team
  • Member of the Luxury Focus Team
  • Member of the Sports Law Focus Team
  • Joined as a partner in 2006
  • Speaker at various IP conferences in Italy and abroad

Ranking and Awards

The Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500 EMEA the international legal directories list Giovanni as an expert in intellectual property law and the luxury and healthcare and life sciences sectors in Italy.


“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

Knowledge Sharing

SPC manufacturing waiver comes into play 1 July

On 11 June, the SPC manufacturing waiver was published in the Official Journal of the European Union (Regulation (EU) 2019/933, which introduces the waiver to Regulation (EC) No. 469/2009). The approved text allows EU-based companies to manufacture generics and biosimilars throughout the lif …

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BonelliErede expands its team by adding 15 professionals - 14 February 2024

BonelliErede has strengthened its ranks with the arrival of 15 professionals led by Alessandro De Nicola from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe’s Milan offices. The addition of the new team members – who will be based in Milan – is part of a wider strategy to consolidate the firm’s Leg …

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A new team leader for the Healthcare and Life sciences Focus Team: Vincenzo Salvatore - 10 January 2019

BonelliErede renews the leadership of its Healthcare and Life sciences Focus Team with the appointment of Vincenzo Salvatore as the new Team Leader. Vincenzo Salvatore, Full Professor of European Union Law, joined BonelliErede in 2015, bringing his specific regulatory and compliance skills in t …

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BonelliErede fields new Sports Law Focus Team - 27 July 2018

BonelliErede’s lawyers specialising in sports law have combined their forces to officially establish a dedicated Focus Team. The firm’s path to innovation continues with the formal announcement of a team of professionals from various practices, who have assisted athletes, sports clubs, inve …

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