Leonardo Maria Seriof Counsel  

Titles: Lawyer, member of the Bar Association of Macerata.

Areas of activity: legal advice and judicial assistance in issues concerning trademarks, patents, design, copyright, know-how, domain names, unfair competition, commercial law, laws on innovative start-up and innovative SMEs; contracts in these areas: both at national and international level.

Education: University of Macerata, five-year single cycle master’s degree in Law, 2013; Part-time Master in Intellectual Property Law, Il Sole 24 Ore, Milan.

Associations and Annual Meetings: European Law Society (ELS); Association internationale pour la protectione de la propriété intellectuelle (AIPPI); Licensing Executives Society (LES); Associazione Italiana Giovani Avvocati (AIGA); Associazione Giovani Avvocati Milano (AGAM).

Languages: Italian and English.

Assignments:

2016-2019: speaker in seminars on the discipline of Innovative Start-ups at the University of Macerata – Department of Law, as part of the course on Commercial Law; and in 2019 on intellectual property as part of the course on Industrial Property Law.

2017: speaker on copyright and Creative Commons licenses at Toc! Festival;

2017-2018: speaker at seminars on Intellectual Property Law and Innovative Start-up legislation organized by the University of Macerata during the closed-course “LUCI – Humanistic Laboratory for Creativity and Innovation”;

2017-2018: collaboration as a member of the jury and mentor in relation to legal issues at Techstars Startup Weekend in Pavia;

2018: lecturer on Intellectual Property Law and Commercial Law in Professional training courses in web design and web marketing specialist at Dot Academy s.r.l.;

2018: co-rapporteur in webinars on Intellectual Property and internationalisation of companies, for an organisation operating in international trade.

2019: speaker at SMAU Milan 2019 on “IP AND INTERNATIONALISATION: an asset not to be underestimated”.

Publications:

2016: author of “Web sites: are you sure that your company is in order?” for L’Arancia (www.larancia.org) project by the National Council of Notaries (direct link: http://larancia.org/siti-web-sei-sicuro-che-la-tua-azienda-sia-in-regola/);

2018: co-author of the editorial article “So far, so close”, published in Aippi news, Year 2018, number 2, of July 25, 2018, of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property – Italian Group (AIPPI), on the topics covered by the conference “Intellectual Property: perspectives from both sides of the Atlantic” held in Milan on June 12, 2018, organized in teams by AIPPI Italy, AIPLA, LES Italy, College-FICPI and AICIPI.

2019: co-author of “Fashion industry between design protection and copyright law: an Italian perspective”, in AA.VV., “Fashion Law – Direito da Moda”, coordinated by Renata Domingues Balbino Munhoz Soares, ed. Almedina, 2019 (collective work).