Practice Areas

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Clients predominantly seek Trevisan & Cuonzo’s
‘high-level services’ in high-profile international IP litigation,
while copyright law represents a specific area of strength

Legal 500, 2018

In the last 25 years, we won some of the most important copyright cases before the Italian courts in the areas of creative design furniture, software, publishing, music and video games, films, theatre and television. We have been pioneers in obtaining fundamental decisions from the Italian courts allowing copyright protection to world famous designs by Charles and Ray Eames, Verner Panton and others in the furniture sector. Our firm has carried out a massive enforcement program against end users of software programs based on copyright law lasting over 10 years. We won some of the more significant cases on TV formats. In music sector, we have successfully represented the Italian Federation of Music Industry (FIMI) in many cases before the civil and criminal courts.

Our commercial team has a substantial experience in negotiating complex licensing agreement in a variety of industry sectors.

Recent notable cases:

Representing a Swiss-based international furniture design company in multiple copyright infringement cases


Advising a leading German company in the industrial design sector on copyright infringement claims


Representing two leading mobile device manufacturers in proceedings before the Italian and EU courts concerning the legality of the Italian discipline on copyright levies


Advising a UK government agency on antitrust liability issues, database rights and copyright


Representing a world-famous US pop-artist in a complex plagiarism case


Assisting a world leader manufacturer of security solutions in a software reverse engineering case

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