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Senior Partner

Federica Santonocito

Intellectual and industrial property

Senior Partner

Federica Santonocito

Intellectual and industrial property

“Federica Santonocito draws praise for her expertise in patent and trade mark litigation. She frequently advises clients in the life sciences, luxury goods and food and drink sectors.”
(Chambers Global 2020)

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Her ability to connect different aspects, evaluate context information quickly and critically and her ability to think outside of the box, make Federica a brilliant lawyer capable of finding creative and effective solutions. Thanks to her outstanding negotiation skills, Federica is able to establish agreements and advantageous solutions in conflicting conditions, avoiding deadlock situations and quickly closing even the most complex cases. In addition to a wide knowledge of Industrial Law, the technical skills acquired during the numerous cases dealt with give Federica the ability to read and interpret patents, by facilitating the conversation with technical consultants while "translating" the most complex details into a simple and understandable language. Federica adopts a pragmatic style, quickly empathising with both judges and clients. The attention to detail and rigour, required of herself and her collaborators, are a guarantee of excellent results at all times. Partner of the firm Franzosi Dal Negro Setti since 2000, Federica is a lawyer with many years of experience in Industrial and Intellectual Property litigation, in particular, in the management of cases concerning patents, trademarks, trade secrets, unfair competition and copyright. She assists multinational companies, operating mainly in the packaging, industrial automation, medical device, software, fashion and chemical sectors.She has been in charge of the China Desk for many years, assisting Italian and Chinese companies in Intellectual Property protection litigation. The assistance provided directly in China has allowed Federica to develop extensive knowledge of Chinese culture and mentality - fundamental skills to operate successfully with the Chinese industry. Her expertise in Chinese Industrial Law is often cited by the most important national and international legal journals, to which she also contributes with her own interventions.She has a summa cum laude degree in Law from the University of Perugia, where she lectured in the Industrial Law chair.She is a speaker at conferences and seminars dedicated to the protection of intellectual property rights in China. She is a member of LES Italy (Licensing Executives Society) and AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property). Languages:
  • Italian (mother tongue)
  • English

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