Pierluigi has been working in the Advant Nctm law firm since 2017, providing in and out of Court legal assistance in all fields of industrial property and copyright law, as well as in media, information and IT law, covering both disputes resolution and extrajudicial advisory. He is specialized in Intellectual Property and Litigation, with particular focus in the practice areas of copyright, unfair competition and patent law.
Pierluigi has enhanced his professional career with constant scientific and research activities. He completed its graduation in law in 2017 at Rome (after attending also the Cardozo Law School in New York in 2016), and since then he has taken part in several collaborations and projects with the chairs of private law and sports law at the University of Roma Tre (being appointed Honorary Fellow), and he also contributed to several specialized publications. He is admitted to the Bar of Rome.
With its widespread use on social networks, mainly on Twitter, the hashtag has become a real communication tool. As a result, there have been a number of trademark registrations with the “#” symbol in the last few years. The question remains, however, as to whether using a third-party trademark with the “#” sign can be considered trademark use and is therefore likely to be infringing the trademark owner’s rights. The Oxford dictionary defines the hashtag as “a word or phrase with the symbol ‘#’ in front of it, used on social media websites and apps so that you can search for all messages with the same subject”.