Team/Domenico Colella

Domenico Colella

" He has a natural understanding of the commercial aspects of any transaction. His negotiation skills are remarkable "

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Domenico Colella graduated with a law degree cum laude from Bari University and was then involved in civil law research by Professor Michele Costantino. He was in-house counsel at Banca Cattolica S.p.A. and afterwards associate at the Rome office of the international law firm Baker & McKenzie. In 2001 he co-founded the firm Portolano Colella Cavallo where he led the IP, Outsourcing and Technology practices of the firm for over ten years.
In 2012 Domenico joined Orsingher Avvocati Associati. Domenico has an outstanding experience in assisting Italian and foreign clients on matters pertaining to information technology, especially in connection with outsourcing projects and M&A deals. In those fields, he is often called upon by his clients – market leaders – to handle the most complex projects in Italy. He is a lecturer of the Master on Business Law at LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome and Luigi Bocconi University in Milan, has authored various publications on Information Technology and outsourcing contract law, has co-authored the “Doing Business” report published by the World Bank. He is Co-chair of the Privacy, E-Commerce and Data Security Committee of ABA (American Bar Association) International Law and Practice Section, a member of the Tax & Legal Committee of AIFI (Italian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association), Local Representative for Italy and member of the Board of Directors of ITechLaw. He was admitted to practice in 1997 and to pleed before Italian supreme court in 2011. He speaks English.

PRACTICE AREA

Intellectual Property - Media - Technology

Our firm offers specialised assistance on legal matters related to intellectual property, media and technology to domestic and international clients, including TV and film production companies, television channels, advertising agencies, e-commerce platforms, software vendors, providers of information technology and cloud computing services, and clients active in a variety of sectors, including luxury & fashion, travel & leisure, pharmaceutical & healthcare, gaming & gambling, industrial manufacturing, automotive, and telecommunications. The added value we provide to clients is generated by our experience in the following three areas: [text_boxed text_title="Advisory" text_content="We assist our clients in planning their strategy for the development and protection of their technology, inventions and competitive positioning tools, as well as in setting out their policies for compliance with the rules on consumer protection, audiovisual media and telecommunications, e-commerce, advertising, gaming and promotions, privacy and data protection."][/text_boxed] [text_boxed text_title="Contractual advisory" text_content="We advise clients on the drafting and negotiation of contracts for the acquisition, licensing and syndication of patents, trademarks, models and inventions; contracts for the transfer and licensing of proprietary technology (whether patented or not); agreements for co-production, distribution, exploitation of broadcasting rights, dubbing; sponsorship, franchising and merchandising contracts; outsourcing and agreements for the supply of IT services."][/text_boxed] [text_boxed text_title="Litigation" text_content="We deal with precautionary measures and other urgent proceedings, as well as court proceedings and arbitration with the objective of causing relevant counterparties to cease unfair competition and counterfeiting. We also assist in seeking available remedies against piracy (whether online or otherwise) as well as dealing with cyber security matters. "][/text_boxed] [open_background background_title="Areas of activity" background_sub_title=""][/open_background] [text_boxed_cinquanta text_title="E-Commerce" text_content="We advise on compliance with the rules on e-commerce, consumer protection and privacy, advertising, games and other online promotions, both in the ordinary course of business and in the context of judicial and administrative proceedings for unfair business practices before the Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) as well as proceedings before the Italian Data Protection Authority."][/text_boxed_cinquanta] [text_boxed_cinquanta text_title="Entertainment and media" text_content="We assist our clients on the production, protection and exploitation of proprietary audio visual, editorial, musical and entertainment content online and offline. We draft and negotiate acquisition, distribution, co-production, licensing, dubbing and merchandising contracts, and advise clients in their compliance with the relevant legislation on audio visual media and publishing. We also assist clients in the context of anti-piracy proceedings."][/text_boxed_cinquanta] [text_boxed_cinquanta text_title="Fashion/Made in Italy" text_content="We protect clients’ trademarks and designs against counterfeiting and imitations, including the organisation and management of international brand protection programmes. We negotiate and draft contracts for the acquisition and licensing of marks and models, as well as sponsorship, distribution, merchandising and franchising arrangements."][/text_boxed_cinquanta] [text_boxed_cinquanta text_title="Advertising" text_content="We advise both advertising agencies and advertisers on the drafting and negotiation of advertising contracts, the clearance of the copy & art for specific ads and campaigns, as well as assisting in proceedings before the Jury of the industry body (IAP), the Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) and the ordinary courts."][/text_boxed_cinquanta] [text_boxed_cinquanta text_title="Software" text_content="We support clients in the development and evolution of their proprietary software and its commercial exploitation by way of contractual arrangements for license, distribution and use, as well as service contracts customary in the sector: maintenance and technical support, application maintenance and consulting."][/text_boxed_cinquanta] [text_boxed_cinquanta text_title="Technology" text_content="We protect the patented and non-patented know-how of our clients and support them in the drafting and negotiation of arrangements for the transfer and exploitation of proprietary technology, including in the context of complex outsourcing arrangements and the provision of IT and cloud computing services. We support these clients in the context of ordinary litigation and arbitral proceedings on a variety of issues, including cyber security."][/text_boxed_cinquanta] [text_boxed_cinquanta text_title="Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences" text_content="We act to protect the trademarks and patented specialties of our clients, including in the context of patent disputes. We assist in the drafting and negotiation of contracts for the transfer and use of proprietary technology, in the creation and sharing of registration dossiers, and authorisation for commercialisation. We draft and negotiate confidentiality agreements, supply arrangements for active principals and research and developments contracts. We also advise clients on regulatory compliance in the production and sale of pharmaceutical products and biotechnology discoveries."][/text_boxed_cinquanta] [close_background][/close_background]

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domenico.colella@orsingher.com
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