Maria Luigia Franceschelli

Maria Luigia Franceschelli

Senior Associate

Email marialuigia.franceschelli@​

Phone +39 02 720 2521

Fax +39 02 72025252

LanguagesEnglish, Italian

Practice groupIntellectual Property, Media, and Technology

"Maria Luigia Franceschelli has extensive and effective training in the field of IP and communication issues. It is able to support the business with speed and focused responses"

Legal 500 EMEA 2021

With a Phd in IP Law, a Masters in IP and a focus on Fashion Law at Fordham University, Maria Luigia Franceschelli has a true passion for IP and has developed a thorough understanding in managing IP portfolios for key Italian clients. She simply enjoys being involved in contentious and non-contentious matters on trademarks, copyright, designs, patents, unfair competition and counterfeiting, and has developed good skills in food and life sciences practices.  

When there is an IP issue, Maria Luigia is passionate about investigating the problem from every angle to find the most effective solution, taking into account the goal of strengthening and fairly enforcing the IPR rights against infringers. She is particularly involved with the fashion and luxury sector working with leading clients in the field and, as a matter of fact, she is currently seconded part time to a major Italian fashion house.

Graduating from the University of Milan in 2010 cum laude, after spending a semester at UC Berkeley and another six months at the University of Barcelona with the Socrates-Erasmus program, Maria Luigia was admitted to the Milan Bar in 2013 and then concluded her PhD in IP at the University of Milan, with a thesis focusing on designs, trademarks and copyright. In May 2015, she attended a specialised course of Fashion Law held at Fordham University, in New York. Further, Maria Luigia actively collaborates with various IP newsletters, blogs and journals.

Awards and recognitions


Industry Focus: Luxury Goods
Legal 500 EMEA


Key Lawyer in Intellectual Property
Legal 500 EMEA

Education and admissions


Law Degree, Università degli Studi di Milano, 2010

Representative experience

Assisting a global multinational toner company in Customs proceedings and trademark defence

Assisting various Italian companies in trademark litigations pending in Italy

Assisting Poltrona Frau, Cappellini, Cassina, Nemo, GTV and other main protagonist of the Italian panorama of excellence in the management of their trademark and design portfolios

Advising a global pharmaceutical company with Italian issues arising from a patent litigation concluded in the UK, involving various European countries

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