Elena Varese is a Lead Lawyer in the Intellectual Property & Technology department and is based in the Milan office.

Elena specialises in contentious and non-contentious Intellectual Property, Fashion Law, unfair competition and advertising matters.

Her activity is focused on litigation and legal advice in trademarks, designs, patents, unfair competition, copyright, domain names and advertising for clients active in a number of sectors including fashion, food, toys, technology and publishing.

She has gained wide experience in domain name recovery proceedings and regulation of the wine industry as well as in managing worldwide IP portfolios.

Furthermore, she has gained substantial skills in drafting licence, franchising and technology transfer agreements. She often takes part in due diligence activities regarding different intellectual property rights.

She is a member of the executive panel of DLA Piper Fashion Group and she is occasionally a guest-speaker in Universities and seminars concerning Intellectual Property and Fashion Law.