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Client Choice – International 2013
Fabio Giacopello has been a partner at HFG Law Firm
& IP Practice since 2010. Founded in 2003, HFG has 88
professionals across Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou.
The firm is recommended by
Legal 500
(number one in
Shanghai) and
Managing IP
(first tier in Shanghai). HFG’s
full-service IP practice covers litigation, anti-counterfeiting,
trademark filing and administrative disputes, patent filing and
prosecution, copyright and media. The firm integrates
commercial and corporate law services, providing a ‘one-stop
shop’ service to companies whose intangible assets outvalue
tangible assets, with a special focus on information technology
and telecommunications, retail and e-commerce, food and
pharmaceuticals, licensing and monetisation of patented
Mr Giacopello, as the first foreign lawyer in HFG, is paving
the way to the firm’s diversification. HFG’s international team
excels at dealing with Chinese companies doing business
abroad and foreign multinationals operating in China.
Described by
Legal 500
Managing IP
as one of the
outstanding IP professionals in China, Mr Giacopello is a
member of the Anti-counterfeiting Committee of the
International Trademark Association (INTA) (China Sub-
committee). He often cooperates with educational institutions
and associations (eg, INTA, the China-Italy Chamber of
Commerce, the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong),
giving lectures on Chinese and European IP systems.
Mr Giacopello has authored several articles, including:
“Too many dogs will catch the rabbit” (
World IP Review
“Is your famous foreign brand just another mark lost in
translation?” (
China Business Law Journal
“’First to file’ in China and prior registration in bad faith”
Intellectual Property Magazine
); and
“Rise in quantity, fall in quality: assessing China's patent
filings” (
Intellectual Property Magazine
HFG Law Firm & IP Practice
14th Floor, Huaqi Building,
No 969 Wuding Road
Jing'An District
+86 21 5213 5500
+86 21 5213 0895
What clients said
“Fabio Giacopello provides excellent value for
“Fabio is flexible and available to any requests
from clients.”
“He maintains great and direct communication
with clients.”
“Mr Giacopello is practical and effective in all
legal matters.”
Giacopello, Fabio
HFG Law Firm & IP Practice – Partner |
Winner – Intellectual Property: Trademarks, China