ROME (13 September 2007) — McDermott Will & Emery Studio Legale Associato is pleased to announce the appointment of Francesco Mattina, who joins the Firm on 1 October 2007, as a partner in the Intellectual Property, Media & Technology Department. Francesco will lead the Firm's intellectual property practice in Italy, advising both Italian and international companies in the defence and protection of intellectual property rights.
"Francesco is an incredible addition to our Rome office and is a first-rate IP lawyer," commented Terrence P. McMahon, head of the Firm's global Intellectual Property, Media & Technology Department. "Francesco will enhance McDermott's already substantial practice in Rome and will help develop the Firm's important presence in the Italian market. With this addition and including our strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices established earlier this year, our global practice truly reaches around the globe."
Francesco represents many multinational clients in various industries, on a wide range of legal issues relating to intellectual property rights, before the Specialised Sections on Intellectual Property Rights. One of Francesco’s most recent exploits was to assist a famous designer in the protection of his industrial design creations, obtaining a cross-border interim measure from the Specialised Section on IP rights of the Florence Tribunal.
Massimo Trentino, partner-in-charge of the Rome office commented, "The appointment of Francesco Mattina and the addition of an intellectual property practice in Rome is a key step in the continuing growth our Italian practice."
McDermott Will & Emery worldwide Intellectual Property, Media & Technology Department includes more than 240+ lawyers and patent agents working in our offices throughout the world. More than 160 members of our team hold technical and/or scientific degrees; 105 are registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The Firm's European intellectual property practice includes lawyers in Germany, Italy and London who provide intellectual property advice regarding matters that arise during corporate transactions, as well as comprehensive proactive and responsive service to domestic and multinational businesses in the prosecution, exploitation and enforcement of their intellectual property rights. Licensed to practice in courts around the world, the Firm is recognized for our intellectual property litigation and appellate experience.