Padua and Milan


English and French


Professional activity

Since the beginning of his career, Luca has dedicated himself exclusively to Intellectual Property, both in and out of court.

He also gained vast experience in intellectual property litigation before the Italian Specialised Divisions, as well as in Italian and European IP-related judicial and administrative proceedings before Italian and EU authorities. He has regularly taken part in Italian proceedings involving parallel actions in other jurisdictions related to, in particular chemical-pharmaceutical, bio-technological, electronic and mechanical patents, as well as trade secrets, trademarks and distinctive signs, designs, unfair competition and copyright, in the most diverse industrial and commercial sectors.

Luca also regularly assists his clients in contracts with an IP dimension.

Luca has also provided assistance in regulatory matters concerning the Life Sciences sector.

He is a founding partner of GR Legal.


Training , career and professional qualifications

After having graduated from the University of Padua, Luca obtained an LLM from the University of London (School of African and Oriental Studies) in 2000.

Subsequently, he worked in the intellectual property departments of the Milan office of one of the most prestigious London headquartered firms and of an Italian top tier firm.

He founded in 2010 Giove Law Firm, which then merged into GR Legal.

He was called to the Bar in 2002 and he has had rights of audience before the Italian Supreme Court since 2017. He is also registered as representative with the UPC.

Associations, teaching activities, publications

He is the author of many articles in English and Italian published in journals such as “Il Diritto Industriale”, “La Giurisprudenza Italiana” and the Oxford Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice, as well as essays such as “The SPC in Italy” (in Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPC) edited by Marco Stief) and “Controlling third party use at the border” (in “Trade Marks at the Limit”, edited by Jeremy Phillips). An essay on the infringement of second medical use patents in Italy is in course of publication.

He was an adjunct professor at the University of Padua for “Patent and Biotechnology Law” for many years. He still regularly holds patent law lectures at this University for “post-graduate” students.

He is an active member of EPLAW, AIPPI, INTA, LES International, ECTA, APRAM and the SOAS Alumni Association.