Bernardo Calabrese is a member of the Bologna Bar Association and works in the field of civil and commercial law, mainly focusing on industrial property right and competition law.
He is specialised in advising on the drafting and negotiation of research and development contracts, both for service provision and collaboration, including the consortium model, by providing assistance throughout all the stages of the operation, from the obligations of confidentiality to the management of access rights to background and foreground, also with respect to the ownership and exploitation of the rights of industrial property. He has acquired specific experience in the activity carried out by the Knowledge Transfer Offices of university bodies, with respect to managing the legal aspects of institutional research projects, also at European level.
He also provides support, both in court and out of court, to companies and natural persons with respect to the protection of industrial and intellectual property rights (patents, know-how, plant variety, trademarks and other distinctive marks, drawings and models, software), especially in relation to the drafting and negotiation of license contracts and other technological transfer and intangible heritage enhancement operations, and more in general for the protection in case of disputes.
He currently holds a research grant at the Department of Legal Sciences of the University of Bologna and was tutor of Industrial Property Law at the School of Law of the University of Bologna – Ravenna Campus – from 2009 to 2014.
In 2014 he was granted a PhD in European Union Law, in the field of antitrust regulation of research and development agreements at the University of Udine.
In 2010 he completed the second-level university master “Master for international lawyers” held in English at the University of Bologna, as well as the training course “Market: Competition and Consumers” held by the Competition and Market Authority within the framework of the second-level university master of European lawyer at the University of Roma Tre.
He graduated with honours in Law from the University of Bologna in 2009.
He is a speaker at many university seminars and author of several scientific publications dealing with Industrial Law and Competition Law.