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Vincenzo Acquafredda


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Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property
  • Commercial Law
  • Agri-Tech & New Plant Varieties
  • Litigation

Vincenzo specialises in intellectual property law and has an extensive experience in commercial law, agri - food law and law of contracts. In the field of IP he is recognised for his expertise in plant variety protection and enforcement of plant breeder’s right, providing advice and representation to national and international clients. Vincenzo joined the firm in 2005 having trained previously with another firm specialised in commercial and intellectual property law.

Vincenzo is professor of IP law at Lum Jean Monnet University and he teaches on the Masters in Law at Il Sole 24 Ore Business School where he lectures on intellectual property law and agri - food law.

Vincenzo's professional experience includes:

  • Plant variety rights, representing and advising national and international companies in several disputes involving plant varieties protection
  • Trademark infringement and unfair competition, representing and advising several Italian agri-food companies
  • Patent infringement, unfair competition and misrepresentation in advertising, representing market leader in window components
  • Food labelling and marketing rights advice for Italian food producers
  • Joint venture contracts, exclusive licenses for Italian brands in the mechanical industry
  • Merger and acquisitions for an Italian bottled wine producer
  • "The competitiveness of grapes goes through research and the protection of innovation PBR", Rivista di Frutticoltura e di ortofrutticola, January 2023
  • "Pbr enforcement and claims for damage compensation", Floraculture International, June 2022
  • “Innovazione varietale, una chance per l’italian food", Food, May 2021
  • “Il genome editing assimilato all’Ogm penalizza le colture”, Il Sole 24 Ore, December 2020
  • “Le piante non sono brevettabili. La discussione è chiusa?”, Lexology, June 2020
  • "Proprietà industriale, intellettuale e IT", IPSOA Gruppo Wolters Kluwer, Milano, 2017 e 2022
  • "Domini Internet, liberi ma confusi”, 1 luglio 2012 Corriere delle Comunicazioni (
  • "Il nuovo diritto Industriale", Il Sole 24 Ore, 2005 (commento agli articoli 1, 2 e 6)
  • "Pubblicità comparativa e illecito concorrenziale per denigrazione", in Il Diritto Industriale, IPSOA, 2004

Italy - Avvocato (2002)


MIP Milan Polytechnic, Masters in Intellectual Property (2001-2002)
University of Bari (J.D. 1999)


Italian, English

  • Winner of Best Lawyer for the Food sector - LegalCommunity IP & TMT Awards, 2023
  • Winner of Best Lawyer for the Food sector - LegalCommunity IP & TMT Awards, 2021
  • "Vincenzo is an expert in labelling, trade marks and agricultural technology", The Legal 500, 2021
  • Winner of Best Practice Agritech Award - LegalCommunity IP & TMT Awards, 2020
  • Winner of Special Innovation Award for Plant Variety Rights - LegalCommunity IP & TMT Awards, 2015
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