About us

Ufficio Mannucci offers clients expert advice and assistance in all areas of Industrial Property. Our professionals are qualified to practice before the UIBM - Ufficio Italiano Brevetti e Marchi [Italian Patent and Trademark Office], the EPO - European Patent Office, the EUIPO – European Union Intellectual Property Office, the WIPO - World Intellectual Property Organization, and the USBM – Ufficio Brevetti e Marchi della Repubblica di San Marino [Patents and Trademarks Office of the Republic of San Marino].

Our professionals:

Dr. Ing. Michele Mannucci:

Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florence (Italy). Member of the Ordine degli Ingegneri della Provincia di Firenze [Engineers Association of the Province of Florence]. Italian patent and trademark attorney, member of Ordine dei Consulenti in Proprietà Industriale [Italian Institute of Industrial Property Consultants]. Professional representative before: the European Patent Office; the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO); the Italian Patent and Trademark Office (UIBM); the Patent and Trademark Office of the Republic of San Marino (USBM). Michele Mannucci is oftenappointed as Neutral Expert in patent and design trials by several Italian Courts.

Member of Fèderation Internationale des Conseils en Propriètè Intellectuelle (FICPI) and Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (AIPPI).

Areas of expertise: filing and prosecution of patent applications at Italian, European and international level; opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office; protection of industrial design. National and international litigation in patent, design and utility model cases. Professional advice in trademark matters.

 Dr. Patrizia Dal Poggetto:

Degree in Law from the University of Florence (Italy). PhD in IP Law at the University of Pavia (Italy). Qualified attorney-at-law. Trademark attorney, member of Ordine dei Consulenti in Proprietà Industriale [Italian Institute of Industrial Property Consultants]. Professional representative before the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the Italian Patent and Trademark Office.

Areas of expertise: trademark law, copyright law, geographical indications, domain names. She has many years of experience in opposition and cancellation proceedings before the EUIPO, in opposition procedures before the UIBM - Ufficio Italiano Brevetti e Marchi [Italian Patent and Trademark Office] and in procedures before the Board of Appeals of the UIBM. She works in extrajudicial disputes and as legal and contracts advisor in matters concerning intellectual property.

Dr. Andrea Millotti

Degree in Political Science from the University of Florence (Italy).

Areas of expertise: several decades of experience in the field of trademark law at Italian, European and international level. He advises clients in trademarks related matters, including trademark clearance, trademark, pre-filing advising, filing and prosecution; trademark portfolio management.

He is specialized in research analysis and trademark monitoring. He is in charge of the relations with foreign associates with specific reference to the procedures of filing, prosecution and registration of trademarks, as well as in opposition procedures and in administrative and extrajudicial litigation. Expert in transfer of rights relating to IP matters, both nationally and internationally, and related contracts.

Dr. Ing. Alberto Vianello

Degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Padua (Italy). Industrial Property Attorney, member of the Ordine dei Consulenti in Proprietà Industriale [Italian Industrial Property Consultants Institute]. Professional representative before: the European Patent Office; ; the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO); the Italian Patent and Trademark Office; the USBM – Ufficio Brevetti e Marchi della Repubblica di San Marino [Patent and Trademark Office of the Republic of San Marino].

Areas of expertise: filing and prosecution of patent applications at Italian, European and international level; industrial design protection. Technical assistance in patent litigation. Professional advice in trademark matters.

Dr. Valerio Lucchini

Degree in Economics from the University La Sapienza of Rome (Italy). Operating master in intellectual property and anti-counterfeiting. Trademark attorney, member of the Ordine dei Consulenti in Proprietà Industriale [Italian Industrial Property Consultants Institute]. Professional representative before the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the Italian Patent and Trademark Office..

Areas of expertise: filing and prosecuting trademark and design applications  at Italian, European and international level; trademark opposition proceedings. Resolution of disputes on domain names. Consultancy in the field of brand licensing and merchandising.

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