Massimiliano Pappalardo is founding partner of D&P – Legal Support for Ideas. He is a lawyer admitted to the Italian Bar in 1999 (Court of Appeal of Milan), with a deep experience and expertise in Intellectual Property, New Technologies and Data Protection law. In such areas of practice, ...
Massimiliano Pappalardo is founding partner of D&P – Legal Support for Ideas. He is a lawyer admitted to the Italian Bar in 1999 (Court of Appeal of Milan), with a deep experience and expertise in Intellectual Property, New Technologies and Data Protection law. In such areas of practice, Massimiliano advises on a regular basis in favour of national and international companies.
In addition, Massimiliano has a 17 years’ experience in litigation, particularly focused in the field of trademarks, designs and patents, unfair competition and consumers’ law. Likewise he has reached a considerable expertise in drafting and negotiating international commercial contracts, including IT contracts and license, distribution and franchising agreements. His daily practice involves as well the implementation and localization in Italy of data protection projects related to several industries.
Massimiliano was granted a Master degree in New Technology and Computer sciences law (2001) and has deep academic background in Information Technology.
He has been tutor at Insubria University (course of Information Technology law and computer sciences law).
Massimiliano frequently lectures on IP, IT and Data Protection matters; from the edition 2010, he has been invited to speak on the protection of the intangibles in the “Luxury Management” session of the International MBA, organized by MIP – Politecnico di Milano – School of Management. He contributed as well to the Master in Intellectual Property Law, organized by “Il Sole 24 Ore” business school.
He frequently writes on the above mentioned issues for Italian and international newspapers and law journals, including Il Sole 24 Ore, Il Corriere delle Comunicazioni, Data protection law and policy.
He is author of the chapter related to the legal framework in Italy of the global handbook “International Design Protection” (Globe Business Publishing Ltd, 2012) and of other publications.