Patrizio de’ Ferri graduated in Law at the Parma University, also obtained his Diploma in High European Studies (DAES) at the European College of Parma, with a specialization in Intellectual Property and Competition law. Moreover, Patrizio de’ Ferri obtained a post graduate master in Intellectual Property from the WIPO Worldwide Academy in collaboration with the International University of Geneva. Further, he also received its post graduate master in Internalization of enterprises and Intellectual Property law from ITA, Italian Trade Agency (Italian Ministry of Economic Development - MISE) and lastly he received a second level Executive Master in Open Innovation and Intellectual Property from Luiss Business School.
Patrizio de’ Ferri joined Jacobacci in 2018.
Further to a one-year traineeship period in Brussels at the Permanent Representation of Regione Emilia Romagna to the European Union Institutions, worked from 2014, for the law firm Barzanò & Zanardo, as well as for the company Barzanò & Zanardo S.p.A., in Rome. During this time, he spent a period in Beijing, at the Squire Patton Boggs law firm, working in the anti-counterfeiting area for European clients.
Patrizio de’ Ferri has a solid experience in trademark clearance and pre-filing advice, filing, prosecution and maintenance of trademarks, both before the Italian (UIBM) and the European Trademark Office (EUIPO). He has already gained experience in handling oppositions before the UIBM and EUIPO, on behalf of Italian and foreign companies, and has successfully negotiated out of court settlement and coexistence agreements, providing practical solutions in Italy and abroad. Patrizio de’ Ferri also manages trademarks in jurisdictions outside Europe, cooperating with law firms and local agents in numerous countries, using his knowledge of local law and practice to coordinate trademark rights worldwide. Moreover, he is expert in the field of domain names disputes resolution procedures, as well as in negotiating assignment, license and confidentiality IP agreements.
From 2014, Patrizio de’ Ferri is a freelance columnist for the legal periodical SPRINT – Sistema Proprietà Intellettuale, specialized in the IP field.
Areas of expertise
Patrizio de’ Ferri manages the worldwide trademark portfolio and anti counterfeiting programs of well-known Italian companies operating in the field of mechanics, chemistry, fashion and luxury goods, food, wine, and design furniture. He provides tailored strategic and practical advice on IP related issues to multinational corporations as well as to small and medium size Italian companies, and to major US, English and Japanese companies on trademark, design, copyright and anti counterfeiting issues in Italy. Moreover, Patrizio de’Ferri is also specialized in assisting innovative start-up, as well as business incubators/accelerators, in the field of technology transfer and Open Innovation strategies.