Lawyer Monthly - Legal Awards 2019

31 LEGAL AWARDS 2019 | WWW.LAWYER-MONTHLY.COM BVLGARI Italy 2019 IP & BRAND PROTECTION COUNSEL OF THE YEAR About Vittorio Aversano Vittorio Aversano provides legal advice on a broad range of intellectual property and brand protection matters including: trademarks, copyright, licensing, marketing and advertising, social media, and domain names. Currently accountable for mitigating corporate risks at Bvlgari in Rome (Italy) within the LVMH group as a senior legal counsel, he also focuses on IP rights enforcement strategies for digital brand protection, cybersquatting, domestic and foreign anti-counterfeiting operations, false advertising and unfair competition. Vittorio also specialises in copyright protection and arrangements for the exploitation of IP, including licence and sponsorship agreements for artwork, music, films, images, cultural heritage or software, in cases involving international manufacturing, supply, marketing, advertising, exhibitions or events. He is also responsible for promoting new corporate digital technologies and coordinating the development of application software on brand protection. He has been admitted to the Solicitors Regulation Authority since 2014, with a dual qualification at the Bar of Turin, Italy (2009) and experience as a private commercial practitioner skilled in procurement contract negotiation and civil litigation. He owns previous appointments as a lecturer in copyright law of media and cultural heritage at university master programmes, as well as a visiting scholar in arbitration and IP at UNCITRAL, United Nations of Vienna. Vittorio graduated in law at the University of Turin. He received his LL.M. in intellectual property law from the WIPO Worldwide Academy of Geneva, and postgraduate certificates in private international law and international trade law from The Hague Academy of International Law and the ITC ILO. Vittorio is a member of professional organisations, including INTA (International Trademark Association), IBA (International Bar Association), ECLA (European Company Lawyers Association) and AIGI (Italian Company Lawyers Association), and is regularly invited as a speaker at seminars and conferences. Firm Profile BVLGARI is an Italian luxury brand renowned for its high-end jewellery, watches, fragrances, accessories, leather goods, hotels and resorts. Currently part of the LVMH Group, the company was founded in 1884 as a single silverware and, later, jewellery shop. BVLGARI’s identity partners with Rome as the design of its products has been merging with the city’s architectural beauties. During the flourishing Dolce Vita years of the 50’s and 60’s, as the American film industry began to produce movies and expensive epics in Rome, many renowned actors engaged in a passionate affair with BVLGARI jewels both on and off the screen. Over the decades, it has become an international brand and evolved into a global player in the luxury market, with an established and still growing network of stores and hotels. Areas of Expertise • Digital brand protection • Domain Names • Copyright Law • Licensing • Anti-counterfeiting • Trade Mark Misuse • Commercial Transactions Contact Vittorio Aversano BVLGARI

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