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Pierodavide Leardi is the owner of the firm. He specializes in Intellectual Property and unfair competition litigation.

He handles domestic and multi-jurisdictional litigation in all areas of Intellectual Property law, including patents, trademarks, designs, copyright and unfair competition. He has handled and coordinated numerous international cases for national and international clients.

He is recognized as one of the major experts in terms of trade secrets protection and know how. He has a great deal of experience in managing and leading disputes involving the misappropriation of trade secrets and has assisted national and international companies in such disputes.

In terms of advertising law, he represents advertising agencies before the Italian ordinary courts, the IAP and the Italian Antitrust Authority in cases of unauthorized reproduction of advertising campaigns, and in cases of deceptive, misleading and illicit publicity.

In addition to his judicial activity, he regularly assists clients in the strategic management of Intellectual Property and in contractual issues. He has recently assisted companies in matters concerning biotech, mechanical and electronic projects, and also top fashion and design clients.

He worked in a renowned New York law-firm, where he regularly handled intellectual property issues. During his stay in the USA, he also participated as a delegate in the sessions of UNCITRAL's Sixth Working Group, where a worldwide project concerning a legislative guide on secured transactions dealing with security rights in Intellectual Property was discussed and adopted.

He graduated in Law from the prestigious Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, with a thesis on The Protection of Trade Secrets.

Aside from his professional activity, he regularly teaches at academic level and writes on Intellectual Property and competition law issues.

He is currently working on his PhD in commercial law – intellectual property and competition law – at the Università degli Studi di Parma, where he continues to elaborate patent law issues and questions related to trade secrets protection.

Pierodavide is a member of the Italian Bar (Bar of Milan).

He is member of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), Asseprim and Confcommercio.

Pierodavide speaks and writes English fluently.

Email: leardi@leardi.it