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Our People

Who we are

Elio De Tullio

Managing Partner of De Tullio & Partners.
Attorney-at-Law. Admitted to the Bar in Italy since 1994. Registered European and Italian Trade Mark & Design Attorney.
Director of the Italy-Argentina Chamber of Commerce (CaCIA) and member of the Board of Directors of the Italy-Dominica Chamber of Commerce.
Legal Advisor for Istituto di Economia dei Media (Fondazione Rosselli) and Fondazione Valore Italia of the Italian Ministry of Economic Development.

Representing the International Trademark Association (INTA) as expert in the working groups set up by the OHIM for supporting the activities of the EU Observatory on infringements of IPRs.
Italian member of the Intellectual Property Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and Chair of the Task Force on IP Infringement on the Internet.
Cooperating as an expert with the European Commission, in particular with DG Enterprise & Industry (PATINNOVA), DG Enlargement (TAIEX), DG Research & Innovation (and DG Market.
Expert representing the EU China IPR SME Helpdesk and the EU Asean IPR SME Helpdesk in European Union
Frequent speaker and lecturer in Intellectual Property matters (i.e. at University of Rome La Sapienza University, Universitas Mercatorum, University of Bari, University of Bologna, Politecnico of Milan).
Author of several publications and articles on Intellectual Property and IPR Enforcement. Among others, he was also editor and main author of the publication “The intangible wealth – Intellectual Property as an acceleration factor in the audiovisual market” published in 2011 by RAIZONE – ERI. Co-Author of UTET Commentary on Italian and European IP Law.
Member of INTA (Chair of the EU Observatory Joint Task Force in the Anti-Counterfeiting Committee), ECTA (member of the Geographical Indications Committee and the Publication Committee), AIPPI, ALAI, INSME, ORIGIN, IAEL, ICC.
Fluent in Italian and English. Good knowledge of Spanish and French.


Astrid Wiedersich Avena

Senior Associate and responsible of the Legal Department. Attorney-at-Law. Admitted to the Bar in Italy since 2006.
LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law at Queen Mary University of London.
Co-rapporteur at the University of Rome of the seminar “Copyright and E-learning” as part of the project funded by CRUI – SIAE “Effective management of copyright in e-learning: licensing models and communication” and author of different publications concerning IP law matters.
Member of BLACA (British Literary and Artistic Copyright Association) and ECTA (member of the Publication Committee)
Fluent in Italian, German, French and English.


Alessandro Piras

Of Counsel.
Master degree in Chemistry. PhD in chemical technologies and advanced materials, research activities on nanomaterials for environmental application.
Patent analyst and database expert since 2004.
Chairman of the Italian Patent User Group association (AIDB). Fluent in Italian and English.


Annalisa De Tullio

Legal representative and responsible of the Patent Department.
Master degree in Veterinary. PhD in Control and inspection on high-quality food of animal origin.
Fluent in Italian and English.


Mauro Neri

Senior Associate and coordinator of patent drafting.
Master degree in Architecture.
Fluent in Italian and English.


Maria Daniela Botticelli

Senior Associate and responsible of the Trademark Department.
Deputy General Secretary Italian-Argentinian Chamber of Commerce (CACIA) in Rome
Degree in Law – Legal Expert in Development and Internationalization of Enterprises
Enrolled in the “Public Register of Intercultural Mediators” Comune di Roma, Italy
International Trade Specialist
Project Management Expert
Member of ASIPI- Interamerican Intellectual Property Association (Member of the IP & Sports Committee)
Fluent in Italian, Spanish and English.


Giacomo Bucciarelli

Junior Associate and trademark paralegal.
Graduated in law at LUISS University in Rome in 2013.
Registered trainee lawyer.
Specialized in European Union Law and Intellectual Property Law.
Fluent in Italian and English.


Arianna di Sanno

Junior Associate and trademark paralegal.
Graduated in law at LUISS University of Rome in 2012.
Registered trainee lawyer.
Specialized in Intellectual Property Law and IT Law.
Fluent in Italian.
Good knowledge of English and Spanish.


Patrizia Di Terlizzi

Coordinator of the Administrative Department.
Involved in IP since 1997.
Senior trademark paralegal since 2009.
Fluent in Italian.
Good knowledge of English and Spanish.


Stefania Viano

Of counsel.
Italian Patent Attorney.
Graduated in Law and in Economics at the University of Turin.
Main field of application: Electronics and Computer Implemented Inventions.
Fluent Italian and English, intermediate knowledge of Portuguese.