Michele Ferrante

Managing Partner at Ferrante Intellectual Property

Michele Ferrante is an entrepreneur and a visionary business leader, specialising in advising corporations on all issues related to IP rights protection, and providing strategies that maximise the value of their IP assets.

Mr Ferrante’s experience in multi-jurisdictional practices in London, Paris and Milan allowed him to identify issues that Italian companies were facing internationally during the 1990s. Recognising China’s strong potential for growth in the IP field, in 2004 Mr Ferrante opened his first firm, S&F, in China. This opened the path for Ferrante Intellectual Property, an award-winning practice that has been named the leading Chinese IP firm by various prominent magazines in the industry.

Mr Ferrante’s main clients include companies from the automotive, luxury fashion, healthcare and beverage industries. He has led the Ferrante team in managing many ground-breaking IP cases successfully, many of which highlight Mr Ferrante’s dedication to protecting his clients’ trademarks, and to strategically preventing future infringements to his clients’ IP assets in China.

Mr Ferrante is an active speaker, lecturer, moderator and panellist at INTA, the European Communities Trademark Association (ECTA) and other associations and conferences. Since 2017 Mr Ferrante has been consistently appointed lecturer on China’s IP landscape by the business school of Il Sole 24 ORE, the most influential economic newspaper in Italy. He is a prolific author on a broad range of topics relating to IP law in China, and contributes to the EU-China IPR Dialogues, and ECTA Anti-counterfeiting Committee publications. In 2017 Mr Ferrante contributed to A Practical Guide to Protection from Online Infringement, with a chapter related to China.

Mr Ferrante has been acknowledged as an exceptional legal professional by the WTR 1000, the Legal 500 and the International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards. He speaks fluent Italian, English, French and Spanish.

Professional associations

  • ECTA
  • Italy Chamber of Commerce – China
  • INTA

Firm details

Ferrante Intellectual Property
Unit 31 Level 16
Nexxus Building
No 41 Connaught Road Central
Hong Kong

Contact details

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