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Microsoft BizSpark
Microsoft® BizSpark® will host the Founder Institute in Rome.

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Startup Legal and IP

Rome Autumn 2012 Semester

What does a new Founder need to know about law in order to run a successful startup? When should a Founder use a lawyer, and when should you rely on your own work? What are the key terms in contracts to understand and to avoid? What are common legal mistakes? How should a Founder handle their intellectual property, including confidentiality, copyrights, trademarks and patents? What are common intellectual property problems, and how do you deal with them cost effectively?

Build a legal and IP strategy.
2012-11-29, 04:00 PM


Massimo Melica
Partner, Melica, Scandelin & Partners

Massimo is Managing Partner Law Firm Melica Scandelin & Partners (Milan, Rome, Bologna), a Founding partner of the Fondazione per l'Informatica e l'Innovazione Forense (F.I.I.F.) at Consiglio Nazionale Forense. Professor of "informatica giuridica" at the University Giusti...

Stefano Tresca
Founder, iSeed

Stefano enjoys investing/helping startups at iSeed, an angel-mentor program he founded in London. Former programmer, part-time lawyer and part-time entrepreneur, he mostly deals with international negotiation, acquisition and relocation, and sometimes act as a board membe...

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