Ilaria Carli


 Ilaria Carli



Law degree, University of Padua, Italy

LL.M. Intellectual Property Law, University of London (QMW)

Qualification and relevant Register

Bar Association of Padua (1995-2005)

Bar Association of Milan (2006)


Italian, English


Skills Acquired

Lawyer; she has consolidated specialist expertise in the field of intellectual property (industrial law and copyright), advertising law, information technology and new technologies, including in particular blockchain, non-fungible tokens, smart contracts and artificial intelligence. She assists Italian and foreign clients, particularly in the design, fashion, food&beverage and software sectors, providing a wide range of legal services aimed at the protection and enhancement of intellectual property rights (trademarks, patents,  works protected by copyright, designs, know-how, domain names and other distinctive signs), including:

  • legal assistance before the specialized business sections of national civil courts and before the courts of the European Union
  •  assistance in administrative opposition, invalidity and revocation proceedings before the Italian Patent and Trademark Office and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)
  • advice on ordinary and extraordinary transactions involving intellectual property rights and drafting of opinions
  • drafting and negotiation of contracts concerning intellectual property rights (including license, assignment, distribution, franchising, sponsorship and coexistence agreements) 

Professional associations/previous practices

She has worked at leading national firms dealing with industrial law and copyright law; in particular, she has collaborated with  Bonelli Erede Pappalardo and Studio Mondini – Rusconi. 

 She is a member of the Internet Committee of ECTA (European Community Trademark Association) and of AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property).

Positions, any prizes/awards

Ilaria Carli is an abritator of the Court of Arbitration for Art (CAfA) and a panelist at MFSD, an IP Dispute Resolution Center based in Milan.

Academic activities

She has participated as a speaker in numerous conferences and seminars on intellectual property and new technology law, including:

  • LA RIVOLUZIONE DIGITALE NEL MONDO DELL’ARTE Come blockchain e nuove tecnologie stanno cambiando il valore e le modalità di circolazione dei beni artistici e culturali” conference with the speech “La criptoarte e i nuovi orizzonti per la tutela della proprietà intellettuale” – Milan, November 28, 2019
  • Seminar “BLOCKCHAIN: IL FUTURO E’ ADESSO”, with the speech “Blockchain & Legal, quadro trasversale e focus su proprietà industriale e intellettuale” – Milan, December 3, 2018


She is the author of articles and commentaries on intellectual property matters published in leading journals.