Niccolò Ferretti

Founding Partner



Foro Buonaparte, 70 20121 Milan


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Niccolò Ferretti specialises in industrial and intellectual property, with particular reference to the fashion, luxury, design and furniture, food, automotive, mechanical, electronic, life science, pharmaceutical and biomedical sectors.
He advises and works with international companies, major Italian companies and SMEs
He is often involved by various public and private bodies in training initiatives for professionals, businesses and university students.

Italian, English

Milan Bar Association
Admitted to Plead before the Supreme Court


Legal 500 EMEA
Recommended Lawyer – Intellectual Property

‘I have worked with Niccolò Ferretti who has shown himself to be a very intelligent and knowledgeable lawyer. He is capable to analyse the legal situation very well and reflects with very practical (smart) solutions. Thanks to him we won (almost) every procedure.’
‘The team and in particular Niccolò Ferretti are professionals with a problem-solving attitude and very business oriented. They provide practical solutions and communication with them is simple and straightforward. The fees are also well parameterized to the quality standard of the services offered.’
‘Niccolò Ferretti is always very responsive to any request, available at any time and sensitive to customer needs. His advice is always very valuable and balances goals and expenses very well. His lateral thinking is the way out for any difficult situation.’


LegalCommunity IP & TMT Awards
Fashion Lawyer of the Year


Legal 500 EMEA
Recommended Lawyer – Intellectual Property


IAM Patent 1000
Recommended Lawyer – Patent


Legal 500 EMEA
Recommended Lawyer – Intellectual Property


LegalCommunity IP & TMT Awards 2018
Fashion Lawyer of the Year

  • ECTA – European Communities Trademark Association
  • LES – Licensing Executives Society
  • EPLAW – European Patent Lawyers Association

2001 – Master – The Polytechnic of Milan “Industrial Property Management”
1999 – Degree in Law (JD) University of Florence

  • “There are Still Contrasts in the Laws on the Division of Functions Between the Sections Specialised in Business and the Ordinary Sections in Terms of IP Litigation”, in Il Diritto Industriale, IPSOA, (Wolters Kluwer), Milan, 6/2017.

  • 2016
  • “Wheel Rims and Repair Clause, Two Referrals to the CJEU: Which Orientation Will Prevail?”, ECTA Bullettin, October 2016

  • 2016
  • “Companies Should Focus their Attention on Trademarks and Patents”, Milano Finanza, August 8th, p. 14.

  • 2016
  • “Comment on wheel covers” Decision of the Supreme Court 28847/2015, Munich, IIC, 6/2016, p.750.

  • 2016
  • “Un colpo alla botte ed uno al cerchione” (Design Protection on Automotive Rims), ll Diritto Industriale, IPSOA (Wolters Kluwer), Milan, 2016, 1/2016.

  • 2015
  • “The Ralph Lauren Case: Polo Players Protect Their Trademark” , ll diritto industriale, IPSOA (Wolters Kluwer), Milan, 2015, 4/2015.

  • 2015
  • “Italian Patents: An International Comparative Legal Guide” –

  • 2014
  • “Stripes in The World of Fashion: Distinctive Function or Decorative Element?), (The Industrial Rights’), IPSOA (Wolters Kluwer), Milan, 2014, 6/2014.

  • 2014
  • “Confusion Between Brands: An Abstract of Concrete Judgement?” in Il Diritto Industriale, IPSOA (Wolters Kluwer), Milan, 2014, 5/2014.

  • 2014
  • “The Agriculture and Food Business – An Agreement that Sticks in the Throat of Many”, interview,

  • 2014
  • “The Cessation of Brand Tied to the Family Name and the Activity of the Designer Hereinafter,

  • 2014
  • “The Trademark of Business: Focus on Lambretta”, interview, Prima Pagina, June 2014, p. 53.

  • 2014
  • “Trademark Knowledge Sharing – Italy”, The Trademark Lawyer.

  • 2013
  • “The Option of Limitation in Italy”, The Patent Lawyer Magazine.

  • 2011
  • “Comments on Judgement Issued by the Court of Naples on IP rights, February 21st 2010, edited by

  • 2007
  • “Use of Indication Designed & Produced by Alfa Rovereto Italy for Goods Manufactured in Moldova by Company Different from Alfa srl – Deception as to Origin of Goods – Criminal Offence – Criminal Code, art. 517 – financial act 2004, art. 4(49) – Made in Italy” in IIC – International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law – Volume 38 – No. 2/2007.

  • 2005
  • “Secondary Meanings and Complex Trademarks” Il Diritto Industriale, IPOSA (Wolters Kluwer), Milan, 2005, 551.

  • 2005
  • Cooperation with the editing scientific committee of the “Il Nuovo Diritto Industriale” (The New Industrial Rights) published by Il Sole 24 Ore, Milan 2005. Comment to articles 5 (exhaustion) and 65 (university inventions).

  • 2004 – September – 2005 February.
  • Cooperation with the editing scientific committee of the “Commentario al Codice di Proprietà Industriale” (Commentary to the Industrial Property Code) published by Giuffrè, Milan 2005. Curator of the text of the law prior to the entry into force of the Code.

News & Media

by Niccolò Ferretti

Press release

NUNZIANTE MAGRONE presents the new Focus Feam for ESG.


Niccolò Ferretti , Giulia Leardi , Antonio Longo , Alessandro Ronchi

A multidisciplinary task force designed to support clients throughout their journey towards sustainability and certification. The Law Firm launches a new interdisciplinary focus team [...]

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