Tommaso Faelli is a partner of Bonelli Erede in the Milan office. He practises IP, unfair competition, data privacy law (particularly with reference to transnational data management and flow) and risk management, focusing on negotiation and litigation before the courts, and assistance with independent supervisory authorities. 

He is the author of several publications, and is a member of the editorial staff of the review Giurisprudenza Annotata di Diritto Industriale.

Since 2005, Mr Faelli has been an adjunct professor of intellectual property law at the faculty of law at the University of Insubria (Como and Varese).

In 2007, he obtained a PhD in commercial law – intellectual property and competition from the University of Parma, writing his final paper on trade dress protection under trademark, industrial design and copyright law. 

He taught on the postgraduate specialisation course on intellectual property organised by the WIPO Worldwide Academy at the ONU Centre in Turin, and on the master’s degree course in intellectual property organised by Il Sole 24 Ore. 

Mr Faelli was admitted to the Italian Bar in 2002.