Cristiano Bacchini (Partner)

Qualifications: Italian Attorney at Law (Milan Bar) since 2000, specialist in Intellectual Property Law (litigation and contracts); Italian Trademark Attorney, OHIM Representative.

Practice areas: Dispute resolution relating to patents, know-how and trade secrets, trademarks, copyright and designs, domain names and unfair competition; IP-related contracts, due diligence.

Education: Catholic University of Milan, Doctor in Laws, 1995.

Memberships: American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA); Association internationale pour la protection de la propriété intellectuelle (AIPPI), International Trademark Association (INTA), Licensing Executives Society (LES), Italian Lawyers’s Association (LAF).

Languages: English and German (fluently); French.

2004-2006: Lecturer at seminars organized by the patent and trademark attorneys firm Racheli S.r.l. for IP firms and in-house IP departments located in Washington, New York, Detroit, Chicago, Cleveland, Milwaukee, Atlanta, Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka.
2005-2006: speaker at conferences organized by the firm Racheli IP firm on IP law for several Italian business associations, namely the Business Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Pavia, Legnano and Milan.
2006: Speaker at a conference organized by the Italian Bar Association, in cooperation with the Court of Verona and the Verona Bar Association on the "protection of technology under the new Italian Code of Industrial Property and the new EU Enforcement Directive".
2007: Lecturer at courses of continuing education organized by the Italian Judicial Council for judges of the Courts of Milan, Turin, Genoa, Venice and Trieste on aspects of civil and criminal law related to Intellectual Property.
2006-today: Trainer at the preparatory course for the Italian Trademark Attorney Examination and lecturer at the Master in Intellectual Property organised by the Italian training organisation CONVEY Intelligence & Knowledge.

Co-author of the articles "The Advent of the Trademark Opposition" and "Changing Rules to Benefit IP Owners", published in the magazine Managing Intellectual Property.
Since 2003 contributing author of the Italian online publication "" dealing with copyright law.
Since 2006 contributing author to Professor Giorgio Floridia's Review of Italian IP jurisprudence Il Diritto Industriale.