Anti-COVID devices: a comparison between the UK and Italy (on demand)

The emergency generated by the spread of COVID-19 has determined the need to use various types of medical and anti-COVID device. This has led governments to regulate their manufacture and marketing through exceptional regimes dealing with the emergency. In this webinar Marco de Morpurgo, partner in the Rome office and co-head of the life sciences sector at DLA Piper, will briefly analyse the regulation of anti-COVID devices in Europe. A discussion will follow between Duncan Calow of the London office and Roberto Valenti of the Milan office, both IP and technology partners at DLA Piper, on the limitations of marketing of anti-COVID devices in the UK and Italy.  


Marco de Morpurgo

Marco de Morpurgo is partner at the Rome office and global co-chair of the life sciences sector at DLA Piper.

Marco's practice covers the government regulation of pharmaceuticals, biotechnologies, medical devices, food and beverages, and other health-related regulated products. He provides strategic advice on a broad range of regulatory issues, including clinical trials, product approvals, market access, promotion and advertising, post-market obligations, as well as on anti-corruption laws and industry-specific ethical and behavioral rules. He also provides regulatory support in life sciences transactions and IP litigation.


Roberto Valenti

Roberto Valenti is partner at the Milan office at DLA Piper and head of the life sciences sector in Italy.

He focuses on IP litigation, including matters relating to trademarks, copyrights, designs, unfair competition and misleading and comparative advertising. He also has experience dealing with IP non-contentious matters, such as drafting licence and transfer agreements relating to trademarks, copyrights and designs.

Roberto is also engaged in verifying IP portfolios and evaluating intangible assets in M&A scenarios.


Duncan Calow

Duncan Calow is partner at the London office at DLA Piper.

He is well known for his work in the convergent TMC worlds of content, technology and e-commerce.

Duncan has advised developer, producer, publisher and distributor clients on a wide range of projects, covering commercial and contractual legal issues in copyright, databases and branding; advertising and consumer law; privacy and libel; gambling; film, music and sports.


Date - 29 September 2020

Time - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM BST

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