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Carola Mazzola is an Italian and European trademark and design attorney with more than 14 years of experience in the IP field. She has been working as in-house counsel for Abercrombie & Fitch for the past 10 years. In this role, Ms Mazzola is responsible for IP matters in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region.
In her daily work, Ms Mazzola contributes to the global IP expansion and manages the company’s development strategies in the Eastern territory - comprising more than 100 countries in total. She oversees trademark prosecution, responses to office actions and maintenance of the company’s trademark and design portfolio. She also provides legal advice on trademark searches and performs IP clearance reviews for product, packaging, personal care and marketing materials when needed.
On the protection side, Ms Mazzola leads the trademark surveillance and enforcement of the company’s IP rights; this includes drafting and reviewing cease and desist letters, managing trademark opposition, cancellation and invalidation proceedings, and IP litigations before the competent authorities.
She is in charge of the negotiation, drafting and revision of IP coexistence agreements and licence agreements for matters and projects in the relevant territories.
Ms Mazzola speaks Italian, English and French, and can read Spanish and German. Her team contains three amazing trademark paralegals who assist her with all the aforementioned activities.