Areas of practice
Specialised in every area of Intellectual Property, at the forefront of innovation.
Specialised in every area of Intellectual Property, at the forefront of innovation.
Jacobacci Avvocati is a leading European firm specialising in Intellectual Property with a strong and well-established multijurisdictional presence in Italy, France and Spain.
The team's professionals assist companies operating in all industrial and artistic sectors, handling litigation at all levels; from proceedings before domestic courts, the EU General Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union as well as in cross-border cases.
Sectors in which Jacobacci Avvocati’s clients operate include high-tech, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and cosmeceuticals, nutraceuticals, chemistry, medical, fashion and luxury, telecommunications, energy, automotive, aeronautics, but also consumer goods and e-commerce, personality rights, and art.
Jacobacci Avvocati deals with all aspects - contractual, pre-litigation and litigation - of industrial property rights and intellectual property. Expertise in contractual matters is matched by experience in enforcing and defending clients and their rights before domestic, foreign and EU judicial authorities, as well as before administrative courts.
We have successfully represented clients in cases that have raised new issues of law and created legal precedent, including in the areas of: cross-border injunctions, criminal and civil liability on the Internet, protection of three-dimensional trademarks and protection of spare parts / components.
Jacobacci Avvocati regularly collaborates in the drafting of legislation in the cosmetic, cosmeceutical and pharmaceutical sectors and has significant experience in pharmaceutical, medical device and telecommunications patent litigation.
Our professionals also protect their clients' interests in the field of advertising, assisting clients before the competent private and public authorities.
Last but not least, Jacobacci Avvocati is at the forefront in the protection of personality rights.
Focus on: IP Due Diligence
The Firm is consistently involved in IP Due Diligence activities, with the scope of identifying, assessing and protecting intellectual property rights in the context of corporate transactions, with particular regard to mergers and incorporations: all this to ensure that the assets being acquired, or sold, can be utilized as intended by the parties.
The scope of Jacobacci Avvocati’s services include:
Further, since IP Due Diligence requires a great deal of coordination with issues arising in the area of Data Protection / Privacy, Jacobacci Avvocati also offers:
The firm’s extensive experience in the field of litigation and dispute resolution - domestic and international, before ordinary courts and arbitration tribunals and in mediation - allows it to protect client rights and interests in all of the firm's areas of specialisation.
In addition, the firm provides continuous assistance to companies involved in litigation abroad, support that is made possible thanks to the presence in the firm of lawyers that are also admitted to practice before foreign jurisdictions - in particular in the United Kingdom and the United States – and established relationships with foreign law firms in all of the major jurisdictions worldwide. This unique perspective allows our professionals to decode the mechanisms of foreign proceedings, and to better support the client in understanding the legal mechanisms, strategies and phases of the case.
Jacobacci Avvocati supports clients in regulatory matters arising during the life cycle of a pharmaceutical product, putting in place effective regulatory and litigation strategies to enable companies to achieve their intended results in an increasingly complex environment.
The firm has considerable experience in the Life Sciences sector and with the related regulatory and legislative framework, which is continuously evolving in response to new technologies. In this practice, our team assists in relation to marketing authorisations for drugs and medical devices, interfacing with both authorities and public administration professionals, and represents clients before the administrative courts.
Jacobacci Avvocati has significant experience in the field of commercial law, operating in all areas that are of interest to companies.
Over the years, the firm has provided support both in the ordinary management of business activities (drafting opinions and contracts; assistance in negotiations, etc.) and in the development and implementation of client strategies, relating to both commercial issues and the management of industrial property assets, which are tailored to the individual needs of the client.
Jacobacci Avvocati also assists clients in collaboration with business partners, both in purely commercial matters and with industrial property matters. This assistance includes advising on the drafting and negotiation of business contracts, including in specialised areas such as:
Jacobacci Avvocati assists its clients in negotiating and drafting contracts for:
The firm has considerable experience in assisting clients in the use of free and open source software, in related legal issues and, where necessary, in litigation.
Jacobacci Avvocati's international presence has allowed its professionals to develop a high degree of sensitivity to the risks associated with violations of domestic and EU antitrust law. This background allows the firm to assist different types of companies in an efficient and customised manner: from multinational corporations, which are 'at risk' of falling under the axe of the antitrust authorities often due to their size alone, to small/medium-sized companies operating in strongly delimited and characterised markets.
Recognising antitrust law as a fundamental element in the natural state of competition between companies, our firm stands out for its proactive approach both in assisting clients and in litigation, as well as before regulatory authorities.
Our firm assists clients with the management of issues related to the processing of personal data, including assistance both in compliance activities (from the analysis of a company's existing structure to advising on the integration of compliance profiles to the preparation of the necessary documentation, including internal policies and regulations) and in the development of targeted projects (participating in operations carried out by clients, sharing operational strategies and providing assistance in the implementation phase).
In addition, Jacobacci Avvocati provides assistance in proceedings (including preliminary verification and authorisation requests) before the Italian Authority - Garante per la Tutela dei Dati Personali – and/or in the course of inspections carried out by that Authority. This activity is complemented by ongoing advice on contractual and commercial profiles.
Jacobacci Avvocati represents actors and artists working in the entertainment industry, protecting name and image rights, including in litigation, and promoting the use and exploitation of such name and image rights through collaborations and the drafting of relevant agreements. The Firm also assists film and television productions in contracts for the production of movies and television programmes, in the identification of product placement projects, in the structuring of financing operations for the cinema and in the verification of existing copyrights on a work for the purposes of assignment or acquisition, also handling the drafting of contracts relating to each of these activities.
Jacobacci Avvocati is very active in the field of art law, in which it assists artists, museums and cultural institutions, collectors, critics, publishers and other parties involved in artistic activities and the art market (insurance companies, transporters, exhibition, fair and event organisers).
The Firm provides assistance in both contentious and non-contentious matters, in Italy and abroad.
By way of example, the firm assists clients with drafting and negotiation of contracts of all types in relation to exhibitions or publications, sponsorship contracts, transfer of works, agreements between artists and galleries or collectors, as well as in the creation of foundations, associations or committees, resolution of questions of authenticity, management of the inheritance of artists or collectors, donation of works to cultural bodies, import or export of works of art, analysis of possible situations of plagiarism or unauthorised reproduction, identification of the owners of rights to be acquired, as well as in all litigation concerning the same matters.