Nicola Tarantini – Doctor in Law, Intellectual Property Consultant / Professional Representative for Trademarks and Design before the Office for the Harmonization in the Internal Market (EU). Following the apprenticeship, in 1997 he undertook being a consultant. In 1999 he attended courses held in the UK dealing with Licensing and due-diligence. Speaker at conferences held in Italy and abroad and at leading University faculties and business associations in Northern Italy. After spending nine years as Intellectual Property Consultant at a leading Italian Law firm and three more years at a prestigious UK-based IP Consultancy Company, he joined Bugnion in February 2012. He is also a member of the company’s Internet Division. He is an active member of Aippi, Ecta, Licencing Executive Society. He is a Marathon runner.