Maria Balestriero

Maria Balestriero

Counsel, Portolano Cavallo
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Maria Balestriero’s practice focuses on patents, in particular in the life sciences sector, where she assists pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. She has more than 20 years’ experience in dispute resolution in Italy and in complex transnational cases in various sectors, including the chemical-pharmaceutical and biotechnology fields, as well as telecommunications, design, fashion and luxury goods.

She has successfully worked on numerous cases before the Court of Justice of the European Union, as well as administrative procedures before the European Union Intellectual Property Office, the European Patent Office and the Italian Patent and Trademark Office.

Maria also assists clients in transactional matters such as licensing, technology and knowledge transfers, private transfers, distribution, coexistence, confidentiality and protection of trade secrets. Her experience includes trademarks, design, industrial secrets, unfair competition and copyright.

Maria graduated from the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan in 2000. At the same time, she also earned a master’s degree in intellectual property from the European Patent Center, Verona. She also has an advanced university degree in European patent disputes at the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies at the University of Strasbourg.

Maria has authored and co-authored numerous publications and articles.

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