The international law firm Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners announces the hire of IP Partner Massimo Sterpi. Massimo’s arrival will further strengthen the firm’s Intellectual Property IT and Media department. Massimo joins the firm with a five associate team (Francesca Fosson, Angela Tasillo, Damiana Masi, Luigia Bersani, Andrea Colantuoni), taking responsibility for the Rome-based IP team.

Massimo, who previously worked at boutique firm Jacobacci, is considered to be one the most respected IP experts in Italy, with strong experience in both transactional matters and litigation concerning trademarks, designs, copyright and patents. During his career, he has been involved in major deals in the industrial property rights area, as well as in complex issues related to new technologies and media. He has litigated hundreds of infringement cases, most involving famous brands, designs, patents and copyrights, both before national and overseas courts, including the European Court of Justice.