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Daniela De Pasquale


Daniela joined Ughi e Nunziante in Milan as partner in 2019.

She started her career practising civil and commercial law in preeminent international law firms in Milan and then had professional experiences abroad. She attended the WIPO Specialisation Course on Intellectual Property, in co-operation with the University of Turin in 2000. Since then, she has been devoted to IPRs and Technology Law, initially working in the IP/TMT departments of international law firms, and since June 2012, by founding a boutique law firm together with Massimiliano Pappalardo, focused on the protection of ideas and content and to the world of innovation and digital technologies.

She assists her clients with reference to trademarks, patents, designs and copyright, in respect to litigation, anti-counterfeiting and transactional activities. She is very experienced with music industry rights and collective management of copyright and related rights. She combines these skills with an in-depth knowledge of the law of new technologies, media, advertising, consumer law, e-commerce and travel law.

Daniela has considerable experience in the exploitation and protection of industrial and intellectual property assets and know-how, including with reference to start-up related issues, and in the legal support for industrial research and development.

Over the years, thanks to her domestic and international clients operating in the online content and services sector, she has acquired a specific expertise in providing legal assistance to the digital industry and in supporting companies that are engaged in the digital transformation, an area where the protection of Intellectual Property is combined with Information Technology.

Daniela is admitted to the Bar of Milan and to the Supreme Court of Italy since 2018.

She has written numerous articles for the journal “Il Diritto Industriale” published by IPSOA, for the platform Lexology and for some foreign specialized publications. She teaches professional training courses on intellectual property, publishers rights and e-commerce. She is an active member of the Technology Committee of the International Bar Association, organizing various sessions during the IBA annual meetings, and of AIPPI copyright working group. She regularly attends iTech Law and INTA conferences.

She is ranked on Who’s Who Legal directory, as “a respected name with wide-ranging European experience in IT-related issues” in 2019.

Fluent in English and French.

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