Ivett Paulovics

Partner

Professions: Lawyer admitted to practice law in Italy and Hungary

Certifications: C. Med.

Languages: English, Italian, Hungarian

Fasano Paulovics Società tra avvocati
Milan, MI, Italy

Qualified lawyer in Italy and Hungary with 14+ PQE in intellectual property, technology, and international business law. Arbitrator, Certified Mediator, and Case Manager in Internet disputes. External consultant and author of studies for the European Commission on intellectual property, digital & tech law. Regular speaker at conferences and workshops invited by EU and international institutions and organisations.

Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property
  • Technology Law
  • International Trade and Cross-Border Investments
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Agri-Food Law
  • Fashion Law
  • Art Law
  • Transportation and Maritime Law
  • European Union Law
  • Hungarian Commercial Law

Professional Experience

Since 2018 Partner at Fasano Paulovics Società tra Avvocati, Milan

    • Providing high quality legal services to clients ranging from NGOs, start-ups and SMEs to large multinational corporations, often working with professionals from all over the world: legal advice and consultancy; conducting prior art searches, monitoring and due diligence; drafting and negotiating commercial contracts and and deed of corporations; evaluation of immaterial assets and portfolio management; representing clients in enforcement actions, administrative and court proceedings, and in alternative dispute resolution procedures
    • Project management in EU tendering and carrying out comparative studies for the EU institutions involving a wide range of stakeholders: rights holders and their associations, intermediaries, service providers, national and international institutions and agencies, etc.

Since 2015 Case Manager for the Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS) Domain Disputes and Director of International Relations at MFSD Intellectual Property Dispute Resolution Center, Milan

2009-2018 Senior Associate at Fasano Avvocati, Milan

2008 Associate at Manzato & Associati, Milan

2004-2008 Trainee Lawyer at Gerencsér Law Firm, Budapest; Studio Legale Avv. Picerno, Milan; Studio Legale Avv. Antongiovanni, Milan

2003 Legal Intern at Criminal District Court, Budapest; C’M’S’ Adonnino Ascoli & Cavasola Scamoni Law and Tax Firm, Milan

Arbitration Experience

ARBITRATION EXPERIENCE

Domain name disputes decided as arbitrator:

  • Number of UDRP arbitrations conducted and decisions rendered: 45
  • Number of .it arbitrations conducted and decisions rendered: 7

Domain name disputes acting as counsel: UDRP and ccTLD arbitrations (e.g., .ca, .cn, .ec, .fr, .gr, .hu, .co.il, .it, .ir, .li, .mx, .nl, .ro, .se, .us, .co.uk, .co.za, .xxx): 150

Domain name disputes handled as URS case manager: 111

TRAINING EXPERIENCE

  • As attendee:
    • November 2021- January 2022: MFSD Intellectual Property Dispute Resolution Center and Academy, Milan: Certificate course for mediators in intellectual property
    • October 2012: World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva: Advanced course on domain name dispute resolution
  • As speaker (past 3 years):
    • October 2022: CSC Cyber Security and Brand Protection Forum, Copenhagen, Denmark | European Commission’s DNS abuse report oveview
    • October 2022: Panelists Meeting of the Czech Arbitration Court (CAC) – ADR Center for Internet Disputes, Prague, Czech Republic | Domain Name System (DNS) Abuse
    • September 2022: European Intellectual Property Prosecutors Network (EIPPN) Workshop of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and Eurojust, The Hague, Netherlands | Domain Name System (DNS) Abuse
    • July 2022: Master in Food & Society, Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Milan, Italy | Geographical indications and domain names
    • June 2022: CSC Digital Brand Forum, Paris, France | Domain Name System (DNS) Abuse
    • May 2022: Nordic Domain Days (NDD), Stockholm, Sweden | Domain Name System (DNS) Abuse
    • May 2022: Universal Postal Union .POST Group General Assembly, Bern, Switzerland | Domain Name System (DNS) Abuse
    • May 2022: International Trademark Association (INTA) Internet Committee, Washington, USA | Domain Name System (DNS) Abuse
    • March 2022: European Commission’s High Level Group on Internet Governance | Domain Name System (DNS) Abuse
    • March 2022: ICANN 73 Governmental Advisory Committee’s Public Safety Working Group and Intellectual Property Constituency | Domain Name System (DNS) Abuse
    • January 2022: European Commission DG Connect | Domain Name System (DNS) Abuse
    • September 2021: Panelists Online Meeting of the Czech Arbitration Court (CAC) – ADR Center for Internet Disputes, Prague, Czech Republic | Domain Name System (DNS) Abuse
    • May 2021: European Intellectual Property Prosecutors Network (EIPPN) Online Workshop, European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and Eurojust | Domain Name System (DNS) Abuse
    • February 2021: Online conference ‘Brand protection: global perspective’, College of Law of Prince Sultan University (KSA) | Selected UDRP cases – visitqatar.com Enforcement in cases of online trademark infringement in Europe
    • November 2020: Online conference ‘Strengthening geographical indications’, European Commission DG AGRI and European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) | GIs and ccTLDs – Practices for combating speculative and abusive domain name registrations
    • November 2020: Webinar ‘Brands vs Domain Names’, ENTRA IP, USA | The Uniform Rapid Suspension System
    • October 2020: Autumn Virtual Meeting, European Communities Trademark Association (ECTA) Internet Committee | The Study on evaluation of practices for combating speculative and abusive .eu domain name registrations
    • September 2020: Panelists Meeting of the Czech Arbitration Court (CAC) – ADR Center for Internet Disputes, Prague, Czech Republic | The ADR system under the .eu ccTLD
    • June 2020: Master in Food & Society, Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Milan, Italy | Geographical indications and domain names
    • June 2020: Executive Course in Trademarks, patents and copyright | Legal&Business School, Catania, Italy | The domain name market during the pandemic and international domain dispute resolution 
    • December 2019: Street art and art law conference of the Milan Bar Association, Milan, Italy | Street art and copyright
    • October 2019: 4th Alternative Dispute Resolution Conference of the Hungarian Financial Arbitration Board, the Central Bank of Hungary and the National Office for the Judiciary, Budapest, Hungary | SMEs and mediation in IP disputes in Italy
    • October 2019: Master in Food & Society, Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Milan, Italy | Geographical indications, certification marks and domain names
    • September 2019: Fashion Law Conference of the Milan Bar Association, Milan, Italy | UDRP, URS and .it domain name disputes for the protection of fashion brands on Internet
    • September 2019: Czech Arbitration Court (CAC) – Arbitrators’ Meeting of the ADR Center for Internet Disputes, Prague, Czech Republic | The impact of the GDPR on Internet disputes
    • September 2019: IGF (Internet Generation Forum) 2019, Budapest, Hungary | Empowering individuals, communities, organizations and corporations of the Visegrad 4 through effective dispute resolution in Internet disputes
    • May 2019: LegalTech Hungary 2019 Conference, Budapest, Hungary | The Italian legaltech landscape
    • May 2019: Annual Congress of the National Federation of Private Investigators, Naples, Italy | The new system of ‘Made in Italy’ – innovative tools for the protection of immaterial assets
    • April 2019: International Strategic Forum on Intellectual Property – IPQuorum 2019, Kaliningrad, Russian Federation | Smart agri-food and the protection of Made in Italy. Lessons learned for other countries

Professional and Other Activities

Memberships:

  • Milan Bar Association
  • High Level Group on Internet Governance at European Commission DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology
  • Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Rights Protection Mechanisms Policy Development Process Working Group
  • European Communities Trademark Association (ECTA) Internet Committee and EUIPO Link Committee
  • International Council of Museums (ICOM)
  • Signatory of Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge (ERAP)
  • Signatory of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Mediation Pledge for Intellectual Property and Technology Disputes

Publications

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