Melissa Li Trenta

Associate
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Melissa Li Trenta’s practice covers all aspects of intellectual property law, with a particular focus on trademark and copyright disputes and trademark portfolio management. She is experienced in managing multi-jurisdictional IP disputes, trademark proceedings before the EU Intellectual Property Office and the UK Intellectual Property Office, as well as in negotiating and drafting IP-related agreements.

Clients include some of the world’s best-known brands in the industries of music, entertainment, sport and fashion, as well as an American multinational technology company.

Melissa Li Trenta’s practice covers all aspects of intellectual property law, with a particular focus on trademark and copyright disputes and trademark portfolio management. She is experienced in managing multi-jurisdictional IP disputes, trademark proceedings before the EU Intellectual Property Office and the UK Intellectual Property Office, as well as in negotiating and drafting IP-related agreements.

Clients include some of the world’s best-known brands in the industries of music, entertainment, sport and fashion, as well as an American multinational technology company.

Prior to relocating to London, Melissa worked in the trademark department of a leading Italian IP firm based in Milan. Her experience includes:

  • Advising clients and enforcing rights in trademarks and copyrights against infringement in the United States, United Kingdom and European Union
  • Managing trademark portfolios, advising on all aspects of trademark and brand protection, including clearance searches, trademark prosecution and opposition proceedings
  • Negotiating IP commercial agreements, drafting licence agreements and distribution agreements for the commercialisation of intellectual property rights
CREDENTIALS
Education
  • Master Degree in Law, Roma Tre University - Rome, 2012
  • Advanced training course on lntellectual Property Law, University of Washington School of Law, 2012
  • Faculty of Law, University of Poitiers, 2010
Languages
  • Italian
Professional History
    • Associate, Locke Lord (UK) LLP
    • REL – Registered European Lawyer , Bear+Wolf IP LLP (2017-2018)
    • Admitted as a Registered European Lawyer (REL) at the Solicitors Regulation Authority (2017)
    • Trade mark paralegal, Drukker solicitors (2016)
    • Admitted as an Avvocato at the Italian Bar Association (2016)
    • Trainee lawyer, Modiano & Partners Spa – Milan- Italy (2013-2015)
    • Trainee lawyer, Società Italiana Brevetti, Milan, Italy (2013)