Milan Bar Association
Matteo Luca Martorana has an extensive knowledge of the legal instruments designed to prevent piracy having started his professional career working for the business group SNB-React Italy – European Anti Counterfeiting Network providing its members with legal assistance in administrative and criminal contexts and support during seizures carried out by Officers of the Guardia di Finanza (Finance Police) and customs. Subsequently, he worked in the field of industrial property law in primary Italian legal firms boosting and following up on over 200 cases of suspension of counterfeited goods cleared through customs and seizurescarried out by the Guardia di Finanza in order to protect trademarks in the clothing and footwear sector, preventing the arrival of such goods on the market and removing over one and a half million counterfeit goods.
He has carried out anti-counterfeiting services to support the local Guardia di Finanza authorities in large-scale trade fairs in Italy (MICAM, MACEF, Exporivaschuh, EICMA) and abroad (Bread & Butter, GDS). He has also participated as a speaker in training seminars organized by the Customs Agency and at conferences on the protection of trademarks (“L’importanza del marchio: come sceglierlo, gestirlo e tutelarlo”, Cesena, 22 October 2009; “La valorizzazione e la tutela del made in Italy”, Bologna, 27 March 2010; “Marchi collettivi e garanzie di qualità”, Treviso, 27 May 2010).
He has been working with the Floridia Law Firm since 2013, offering clients his civil and criminal legal experience in anti-counterfeiting as well as his own network of contacts among custom and Guardia di Finanza officers.
He attended the Master’s course in Industrial Property Management (2002–2003) organized by the Politecnico University in Milan and, since 2010, he has been a subject expert in industrial property law in the Faculty of Economics at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan.
He has published several scientific articles on industrial property law and copyright law.
He has an extensive knowledge of the legal instruments designed to prevent piracy