Andreottola, Paolo

Paolo Andreottola

Senior Counsel
‎“Broad experience, high proficiency and trademark know-how” and “a ‎truly impressive stable of multinational patrons,” WTR 1000, 2020‎
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Paolo Andreottola focuses on a wide range of trademark matters in the United Kingdom, European Union and worldwide. He advises clients on various aspects relating to brand protection and trademark enforcement, including brand clearance (i.e., pre-filing searches), trademark filing programs, trademark disputes and settlement agreements. He has particular experience in opposition proceedings before the European Union and UK trademark registries as well as in the prosecution of trademark portfolios worldwide.

Paolo Andreottola focuses on a wide range of trademark matters in the United Kingdom, European Union and worldwide. He advises clients on various aspects relating to brand protection and trademark enforcement, including brand clearance (i.e., pre-filing searches), trademark filing programs, trademark disputes and settlement agreements. He has particular experience in opposition proceedings before the European Union and UK trademark registries as well as in the prosecution of trademark portfolios worldwide.

Paolo advises high-profile UK and multinational companies, and his clients include an American multinational technology company.

In 2020, Paolo was recognised by World Trademark Review’s WTR 1000 for prosecution and strategy. WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practices and practitioners and is viewed by many as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark practitioners.

Prior to relocating to London, he worked for a number of years in the trademark department of a leading Italian IP firm.

Paolo’s experience includes:

  • Advising major international corporations on trademark enforcement, trademark prosecution and brand protection in the United Kingdom, European Union and internationally
  • Drafting submissions in trademark opposition, revocation and invalidation proceedings before the UK Intellectual Property Office and the European Union Intellectual Property Office
  • Negotiating numerous settlements of trademark disputes worldwide
  • Advising clients to obtain trademark registrations in various foreign countries through the prosecution of their trademark portfolios
  • Rendering opinions regarding trademark registrability, brand clearance, trademark filing programs and brand exploitation
  • Advising clients with respect to domain names, design rights and copyright issues
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Education
  • LL.M., Competition Law and International Contract Law, University of Milan
  • J.D., University of Milan
Languages
  • Italian
Professional Affiliations
    • Member, MARQUES European Union Trade Mark Law and Practice Team
    • Member, International Trademark Association (INTA)
Awards & Recognitions
    • Recognised, WTR 1000, Prosecution and Strategy (2020)
Professional History
    • Senior Counsel, Locke Lord (UK) LLP
    • Associate, Edwards Wildman Palmer UK LLP
    • Admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales (2010)
    • Avvocato, Milan, Italy