Tommaso Faelli


  • Intellectual property, with particular focus on:
    • trademarks
    • patents
    • copyright
    • design
    • unfair competition
    • e-commerce
  • IT/data protection, with particular focus on:
    • privacy
    • e-commerce
    • direct marketing
    • the Internet of Things
    • Big Data
    • internal investigations
    • cloud computing
    • negotiation and drafting of contracts
    • litigation
    • representation of clients before the authorities
  • Management of a cross-practice team devoted to guiding businesses on implementing the industry 4.0 model
  • Foreign Languages: English


  • Team leader of the Digital Innovation Focus Team
  • Member of the Insurance Focus Team
  • Member of the Family Businesses & SMEs Focus Team
  • Country Partner for the United States California
  • Made partner in 2012
  • Joined in 2006
  • Member of the advisory board of CIONET
  • Member of the editorial board of Giurisprudenza Annotata di Diritto Industriale

Ranking and Awards

The Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 EMEA international legal directories list Tommaso as one of Italy’s major experts in intellectual property, Data Privacy & Protection and TMT.


“Tommaso Faelli has an outstanding style of work, he is able to anticipate your needs, and demonstrates a deep knowledge of the matter. He is efficient and responsive.”
(The Legal500 EMEA)


  • Professor of industrial and intellectual property law at the University of Como and Varese
  • Member of the Italian Bar
  • PhD in commercial law, intellectual property and market competition law from the University of Parma
  • Law degree from Cattolica University of Milan

Knowledge Sharing

EU Directive on copyright in the digital single market

On June 7th, Directive (EU)2019/790 on copyright and related rights in the Digital Single Market entered into force. Its purpose is to (i) harmonize further EU law applicable to copyright and related rights in the framework of the internal market, (ii) introduce additional exceptions and limita …

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Digital transformation in banking

In 2018, total global investment in fintech companies hit $111.8 billion across 2,196 deals. In Europe alone, investment in fintech reached $34.2 billion across 536 deals. Technology giants such as Alibaba, Alphabet, Amazon, Apple and Facebook are venturing into the financial services industry …

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Newsletter | Industry 4.0

1 January 2017


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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BonelliErede introduces its ESG group - 30 November 2021

BonelliErede has launched a multidisciplinary ESG group in response to the ever more important ESG (environmental, social and governance) challenges facing the corporate world today. The ESG group is an offshoot of the firm’s Corporate Governance Focus Team, which will oversee its work. It br …

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BonelliErede brings together its digital innovation expertise to create a dedicated focus team - 6 May 2019

Innovation, fintech, insurtech and start-ups are the four pillars of BonelliErede’s new Digital Innovation Focus Team. Professionals from various depts – who have years of experience in helping highly innovative companies and driving forward innovation, financial and insurance services’ d …

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