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Marco Venturello, Lawyer

Born in Turin on April 30th, 1968, he graduated from the University of Turin Law School in 1994. During the university studies, he spent different periods abroad where he improved his knowledge of international law and of languages. In particular, he participated to the European program ERASMUS at the Universität des Saarlandes in Saarbrücken (Germany), by studying in-depth the law of the European Union at the Europa Institut. In the same period, he obtained the “Diplôme Supérieur de Droit Comparé” at the Faculté Internationale de Droit Comparé of the University of Strasbourg (France), aimed at improving his knowledge of comparative law and private international law. After graduating, he attended an internship at the English Courts of Justice and performed research and didactic support activity in Comparative Law for the University of Turin Law School.

He worked as trainee solicitor in a law firm with offices in Turin, Milan and Treviso and specialised in international commercial law, with particular reference to commercial and distribution contracts. After being admitted to the Bar of Turin in 1997, he practiced as consultant of a firm of trademarks and patent agents, with offices in Turin, Milan, Rome and Bologna. Finally, he practised in the intellectual property department of one of the most important English law firms, with Italian offices in Turin, Milan and Rome. In 2002, he has been mentioned by the law journal “Chambers Global – The World’s Leading Lawyers” amongst the lawyers dealing with intellectual property in Italy. In 2003, his name has been also included in the list of the arbitrators of the Chamber of Commerce of Turin. From 2005 he practices in the law firm Venturello e Bottarini, Avvocati, of which he is the founder. In 2009 he has been admitted to the roll of the attorneys before the Italian Supreme Court. From 2010 he has been indicated, by “Best Lawyer’s” guide, among the lawyers who deal of intellectual property in Italy and, in 2013, he has been listed among “Trademarks Lawyers 2014” Italian candidates for “The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers”.

He has gained significant experience in the areas of the intellectual property law (both contentious and non-contentious) and commercial contracts, with particular reference to the distribution contracts.

With respect to intellectual property, commercial contracts and international private law, he regularly publishes articles on the major Italian law journals (Giurisprudenza italiana, Contratto e impresa/Europa and Il Diritto Industriale). He contributed to the book “La responsabilità contrattuale e precontrattuale” (Contractual and precontractual liability), author Professor Pier Giuseppe Monateri, Turin and he drafted the topic “Brevetti per invenzioni industriali” (Patent for industrial inventions), published in Digesto, Turin. He wrote the article “Il requisito di liceità nei marchi” (The requirement of lawfulness for trademarks) for the review Giurisprudenza Italiana, Turin and he is co-author of the article “Libertà d’espressione e funzioni del marchio (Freedom of expression and trademark functions)” for the review Il Diritto Industriale. He contributed to the drafting of the Italian part of the book “International Licensing and Technology Transfer: Practice and Law”, London. He also contributed to the guide “La Proprietà Intellettuale – uno strumento per la crescita economica nel terzo millennio” (Intellectual Property – a tool for economic growth in the third millennium), LES Italy, and to the book “Codice della proprietà industriale, la riforma 2010” (Code of industrial property, the Reformation of 2010), directed by Professor Cesare Galli; he also drafted some comments (to articles 53, 66, 67, 76 e 77) for the commentary “Codice commentato della Proprietà Industriale e Intellettuale” (Commentary of the Code of Industrial and Intellectual Property), directed by Professors Galli e Gambino. He contributed to the drafting of the Guide “Made in Italy”, realised by CCIAA of Turin, Unioncamere Piemonte and CEIP (Centro Estero per l’Internazionalizzazione del Piemonte). He finally wrote the comment to article 2593 “Models and designs” of the Italian Civil code for the commentary “Codice civile commentato (Commentary of the civil code)”, directed by Professors Alpa and Mariconda (to be published), as well as an article in German language with title “Der Gewerbliche Rechtschutz im Modenbereich” for “Branchenprofil Italien: Mode & Textilien”, of General Consulate of Austria in Milan.

He participated to the Task Force of the International Chamber of Commerce of Paris, concerning the drafting of a model contract on technology transfer and of a model contract of trademark licensing.

He is a member of: LES – Licensing Executives Society (in 2013 he has been elected for the fourth time of Vice-President of LES Italy), AIPPI – Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (in 2014 he was appointed as Reporter for Italy of Q241 on “IP licensing and insolvency”), GRUR – Deutsche Vereinigung fűr Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht, IDI – International Distribution Institute and REP – Réseau Entreprendre Piemonte and ICC (International Chamber of Commerce of Paris) Italy.

He speaks fluently English, French and German and practices in these languages, advising foreign clients.

He also took part to the following initiatives:

  • 2001
    Speaker during the conference “Law and Internet” on “Protection of Intellectual Property” organised by AGAN (Associazione Giovani Avvocati Novara) and University of Novara, Italy.
  • 2002
    Speaker during the conference “Trademarks and domain name” organised by IIR (Istituto di Ricerca Internazionale Srl), Milan.
  • 2002
    Speaker on 3D trademarks in the EU jurisprudence during the “Pan-European LES Conference” in Prague.
  • 2002
    2009
    Speaker during a course on “Internet and civil liability” at the University of Alessandria, Italy.
  • 2003
    Speaker on contracts concerning patents and trademarks at the “Master in Industrial Property Management”, organised by Consorzio MIP – Politecnico of Milan.
  • 2003
    Lectures in the framework of the course on “Training in Latvia in the field of patents” at the University of Riga (Latvia).
  • 2004
    Speaker during a conference organised by AGAT (Association of Young Lawyers of Turin) on “Specialised sections of the Law Courts on industrial and intellectual property”.
  • 2004
    Lecture on “Technology Transfer Agreements” at the International Trade Law Course organised by University of Turin, University of Freiburg, UNIDROIT, UNCITRAL, The International Training Centre of the ILO (United Nations).
  • 2004
    Speaker at the Associazione Industriali di Monza e Brianza on the new EC Regulation 1383/2003 on the protection of intellectual property rights at the customs.
  • 2004
    Speaker on “Case Study on Technology Licence Agreements” for the International Trade Law Post-Graduate Course, organized by the International Training Centre of the ILO (United Nations).
  • 2004
    Lecture on contracts concerning technology transfer, organized by Consorzio MIP – Politecnico of Milan.
  • 2005
    2016
    Lecture on “Industrial design” at the International Trade Law Course organised by University of Turin, University of Freiburg, UNIDROIT, UNCITRAL, The International Training Centre of the ILO (United Nations).
  • 2005
    Speaker on trademarks’ licences in the European Union during the LES International Conference in Munich (Germany).
  • 2005
    2008
    Speaker with reference to “New Block Exemption Regulation for Categories of Technology Transfer Agreements” and to “The Relationship between Intellectual Property Rights and Competition Law: a Case Study” during the course “Law & Business in Europe: post graduate Course in Economic Law and Competition in the European Union” organised by Istituto Universitario di Studi Europei and by Centro Studi sul Federalismo of Turin.
  • 2006
    Workshop chairman on “Trademarks Licencing” at LES Pan-European Conference of Glasgow (Scotland).
  • 2006
    2007
    Speaker during the conference of AICIPI (Associazione Italiana dei Consulenti ed Esperti in Proprietà Industriale di Enti e Imprese) about the new trial on the industrial and intellectual property matters.
  • 2006
    Lecturer at the seminar on “Competition Law & Intellectual Property Rights” organised in Zagreb by Soges S.p.A. for the Croatian Competition Agency.
  • 2006
    2010
    Lecturer on “Vienna Convention on International Sale of Goods” at International Trade Law Course organised by the University of Turin, the University of Freiburg, UNIDROIT, UNCITRAL, International Training Centre of the ILO United Nations).
  • 2006
    2008
    Lecturer at the seminar on “Licence agreements” organised by LES-Italia and Skillab (Unione Industriale di Torino), AIGI, AICIPI.
  • 2006
    2011
    Lecturer at “Master in Intellectual Property and Protection against Counterfeiting” organised by Convey S.r.l.
  • 2007
    Speaker in seminars organised by ICE- Istituto del Commercio Estero and by Scuola superiore dell’economia e delle finanze with title “Value of the industrial property and protection from counterfeiting”.
  • 2007
    2012
    Lecturer in the course “Law for Internet and E-Commerce” during the Master in E-Business and ICT for Management organised by Politecnico di Torino.
  • 2007
    Lecturer during the “Master in food law” organised by University of Turin in collaboration with the University of Gastronomic Sciences.
  • 2007
    Lecturer during the “Meeting on licensing”, organised by LES-Italia, Chamber of Commerce of Milan and ASSOTECH.
  • 2007
    2008
    Member of the Task Force of the International Chamber of Commerce of Paris for the drafting of model contracts on “Trademark Licence” and “Technology Transfer”.
  • 2007
    2013
    Lecturer during the “Master World Heritage” organised by International Training Center of International Labour Organisation.
  • 2008
    Speaker in seminar “Contracts for licensing technology” organised by Sardegna Ricerche in the project Cluster P.I.I.
  • 2008
    2009
    Lecturer during the Course IDEA China – “Course for experts in Intellectual Property protection on Chinese Market”, organised by ICE – Istituto per il Commercio Estero.
  • 2009
    2012
    Lecture during the “Executive Master in Export Management” post laurea graduate course, organised by Scuola Gestioni and Management (GEMA) of Rome.
  • 2009
    Speaker on “Marking CE: how to use it right/correctly: comparison with other trademarks”, organised by Chamber of Commerce of Turin.
  • 2010
    Speaker at the IDI Conference Turin 2010 on “How to draft clauses which protect the supplier against parallel imports”, organised by IDI (International Distribution Institute).
  • 2010
    Lecturer in the courses of Pescara and Aosta “Patents and Know-How: how to protect innovations. Trademarks and Designs: how to protect recognisability”, organised by ICE – Istituto per il Commercio Estero.
  • 2010
    Speaker on “The new regulation of co-ownership”, during the Conference “The new code of industrial property”, organised by Paradigma S.r.l.
  • 2010
    2011
    Speaker on “Made in: legal and customs aspects for a correct utilization”, organised by CEIP – Centro Estero per l’Internazionalizzazione del Piemonte.
  • 2010
    2014
    Lecturer during the Courses “Trademarks, patents and design” and “License agreements”, organised by Unione Industriali of Turin (Skillab).
  • 2011
    2015
    Speaker at Master “Public Procurement Management for the Sustainable Development”, organised by International Training centre of the ILO (United Nations).
  • 2011
    Lecture at the Conference “Unfair competition, look-alike, damages created by ex-employees: tools for the protection of the enterprises”, organised by Paradigma S.r.l.
  • 2012
    Speaker at the IDI Conference Venice 2012 on “Drafting license agreements for the use of the supplier’s trademark on a website where his products are proposed for sale”.
  • 2012
    Lecturer at the course “The strategic value of the brand”, organised by Unione Industriali Torino (Skillab).
  • 2012
    Chairman of the Workshop on “Trademarks and geographical indications: the origin of products and service as a tool for marketing” at LES Pan-European Conference in Rome.
  • 2012
    Speaker at the Conference on “The exhaustion of trademark rights at Italian and community level”, organised by Paradigma S.r.l. in Milan.
  • 2012
    Lecturer on “Contract Application” at the “Master in Industrial Automation”, organised by Comau S.p.A. and Politecnico di Torino, in collaboration with Skillab S.r.l.
  • 2013
    Speaker at the seminar “The protection of know-how”, organised by Camera Civile degli Avvocati in Treviso.
  • 2013
    Lecturer at the Scuola di Formazione Forense “G. Ambrosoli” in Alessandria, on intellectual property matters.
  • 2013
    Speaker at the seminar “E-commerce and web counterfeiting”, organised by Paradigma in Milan.
  • 2013
    Lecturer at “Mock Licensing Negotiation”, organised in Milan by LES Italia and AICIPI.
  • 2014
    Speaker at the seminar “The European Unitary patent with unitary effects”, organized by Optime, in Milan.
  • 2014
    2016
    Lecturer of the course “Gouvernance et management des marchés publics en appui au développement durable”, organized by the International Training Centre of the ILO in Turin.
  • 2014
    Moderator at the seminar “The tax system in the IP sector”, organized by LES Italy, in Milan.
  • 2014
    Speaker at the seminar “New strategies on IP rights management in luxury, fashion and design sector” organized by Optime, in Milan.
  • 2014
    Speaker at the seminar “The trade between Italy and China and IP protection”, organized by Croce Foundation, Turin.
  • 2015
    Speaker on “Mobile Internet Surfing and the tension between Software Interoperability versus Software Copyright Rights” at the LESI 2015 Annual Conference, organized by Les Brussels in Belgium.
  • 2015
    Speaker at the seminar “Copyright licensing”, organized by Les Italy in Milan.
  • 2015
    Speaker at the seminar “The role of the Expert Witness in calculating damages for counterfeiting”, organized by Ordine dei Commercialisti, in Turin.
  • 2015
    Moderator at the seminar “Recent case law in intellectual property”, organized by LES Italia at the Auditorium San Paolo, in Milan.
  • 2015
    Speaker at the master “Licensing and cooperation agreements”, in the framework of Corso in IP Management & Valuation by the Business School of Bologna.
  • 2016
    Speaker at the seminar “Towards the construction of the kit for legality: food counterfeiting”, organized by Turin Chamber of Commerce of Turin and Association REP.
  • 2016
    Speaker at the seminar “IP Manager: fundamentals of Industrial Property” – “The copyright and the contract of copyright license: to protect your works”, organized LES Italy Association, in Firenze and Vicenza.
  • 2016
    Moderator at the seminar: “Valorization of Intellectual Property” organized by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Rome
  • 2016
    Speaker at the seminar “Internet sales and distribution: the protection of trademarks”, organized by IDI Association, in Turin.
  • 2016
    Moderator at the meeting on “Recent jurisprudence in the field of intellectual property”, organized by LES Italy, in Milan.
  • 2016
    Speaker at the seminar “Reform of European Union Trademark”, organized by Turin Chamber of Commerce.
  • 2016
    Speaker at the seminar “IP Manager: the innovation professionals”, organized by LES Italy in collaboration with Turin Chamber of Commerce, in Turin.
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