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Elio De Tullio is an Italian lawyer admitted at the bar of Bari and Trademark attorney. After 10 years of experience in IP matters, he founded in 2005 the law firm De Tullio & Partners, with offices in Rome and Bari and a liaison office in New York. As the Managing Partner of De Tullio & Partners, he acts as a trademark attorney in the strategic assessment of IP protection and in prosecution and opposition processes at domestic and international level.

He is also a litigation lawyer before the Italian Courts specialized in Intellectual Property. He specializes on trademark, design, and patent issues, from a strategy, business intelligence, competition, filing and prosecution perspective. Since the start of his activity, he has supported Italian and EU SMEs to protect and prosecute their rights in South-East Asian countries, with particular attention to Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Myanmar. Since 2014, he has acted as speaker at several webinars and training events on the protection of IPR in South-East Asian countries on behalf of the South-East Asia IP SME Helpdesk. As a member of the Anticounterfeiting Committee for 8 consecutive years – and now as Chair of the Geographical Indications Committee of INTA (International Trademark Association) – he is often requested to study, comment and prepare papers on the new Bills regarding Trademarks and Geographical Indications to be adopted in South-East Asian countries.

He has also written some articles on Italian and European law on intellectual property rights which have been translated into Chinese and South-East Asian languages.