Co-Managing Partner at GLP Intellectual Property Office
Davide Luigi Petraz is co-managing partner of GLP, a European patent, trademark and design attorney and an attorney at law.
Mr Petraz joined GLP in 1996 after graduating in law and working for a prominent IP firm in Washington DC, where he also received a master’s in IP law.
As well as being head of the firm’s legal department, Mr Petraz provides consultancy on patents, trademarks and designs. He assists national and international clients in Europe and in the main jurisdictions in proceedings regarding all aspects of intellectual property, including IP infringement, unfair competition, the disclosure of trade secrets and employee inventions.
Mr Petraz has extensive experience in drafting licence agreements and analysing and managing intellectual property. Further, he has gained considerable experience representing different companies before the European Patent Office, mainly in opposition proceedings.
After being a visiting professor at the University of Udine for several years, Mr Petraz now teaches intellectual property as a contract professor at the University of Trieste. He has authored several publications and regularly speaks at IP-related conferences and seminars.
Mr Petraz is a member of the Italian executive committee of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, elected member of the European Patent Practice Committee of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office, INTA, the Licensing Executives Society Italy, the European Communities Trademark Association, MARQUES, the Asian Patent Attorneys Association, Associazione Italiana per la Lotta alla Contraffazione, the Italian Patent Information Users Group and the Italian Association of Industrial property Consultants.
Mr Petraz is a EURid panellist for ‘.eu’ domain names and on WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Centre’s list of neutrals. He is also on the technical committee of the Italian-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce.