Fabrizio worked with the German law firm Punder, Volhard, Weber & Axter (now Clifford Chance) in Frankfurt in 1988 and subsequently with Linklaters in London in 1989. In 1996 he founded Studio Legale Jacobacci & Associati.
Fabrizio specializes in litigation and arbitration, most notably in the area of competition law and intellectual property, with particular emphasis on Life Sciences, including the regulatory aspects related to medical devices and pharma products. He has acquired an international reputation for his handling of various complex patent and trademark disputes. Over the past five years, Fabrizio has been consistently ranked amongst the top Italian intellectual property lawyers by legal professional magazines such as the Legal500 and Chambers & Partners and was ranked in the top 15 trademark lawyers worldwide by the Who's Who Legal 2008 edition. Chambers Europe 2012 edition describes him as "an impressive litigator, proactive and incredibly effective".
He graduated in law from the University of Turin in 1989 and was admitted to the (Turin) Bar in 1995 and to the Supreme Court, Italy, in 2007.
Fabrizio is a frequent speaker at international conferences on intellectual property matters, including for the Intellectual Property Section of the New York State Bar Association, the International Trademark Association, the International Bar Association and Marques. He is a lecturer at the WIPO post-graduate specialisation course on intellectual property, jointly organized by WIPO and Turin University, and a member of the editorial board of the "European Trademark Reports" published by Sweet & Maxwell.
His recent publications include co-author of " Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Chemical Inventions, published by Oxford University Press.
- "Damages as a Remedy for a Trademark Infringement in Italy", The Journal of Proprietary Rights, Vol. 7, No. 1, 1995;
- "European Trade Mark Litigation Handbook", Chapter on Italy, London, 1998;
- "Importazioni Parallele ed Esaurimento del Diritto di Marchio", in Giurisprudenza Piemontese, Turin, 2000;
- "Patent Claim Interpretation - Global Edition", Chapter on Italy, New York, 2011-2012;
- "Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Chemical Inventions" Section on Italy, Oxford, 2011.