Davide F. Schiavetti*
Davide F. Schiavetti focuses his practice on litigation and U.S. and international trademark prosecution and registration. He advises large multinational companies in the fashion, automotive, food and beverage, software and consumer products industries. By virtue of his background, he counsels clients from civil law jurisdictions in U.S. litigation and trademark prosecution and registration. He assists with the management of the Italian trademark portfolio, representing Valentino, Ferrero, Lavazza, Soremartec, Barilla, and Fiat, among others.
Prior to joining Rothwell Figg as an associate, Mr. Schiavetti was an associate in the International Arbitration Group of a global law firm, where he drafted briefs, conducted research, and assisted with complex international arbitrations. Additionally, from November 2014 to August 2015, Mr. Schiavetti worked as a law clerk at Rothwell Figg. During this time, he served on matters involving
For the 2018-2019 membership year, Mr. Schiavetti was appointed Vice Chair of the Trademark Transactions Committee as well as Chair of the Subcommittee on Fashion Law of Trademark Transactions of the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law (ABA-IPL).
Mr. Schiavetti graduated with an LL.M. in International Arbitration from the University of Miami School of Law, and with a joint degree Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Law (J.D. equivalent) from the Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi in Milano, Italy.
*Not admitted to the DC Bar
Areas of Concentration
Federal District Court
Publications & Presentations
Author, "Translating USPTO Case Law On Foreign-Language TMs," IP Law360, February 9, 2018
Co-Author, "Litigating at the ITC: Caught in a Grey Zone," World Trademark Review issue 71, January 1, 2018
Author, "Color Marks: How to Prove Acquired Distinctiveness?" www.rfem.com, November 27, 2017
Author, "Some Clarity on Surname Trademarks From USPTO," IP Law360, September 14, 2017
Author, "Trademarks Stuck in Limbo: The Genericness Trap," www.rfem.com, September 7, 2017
Author, "Political Correctness: A 21st Century Stronghold Now Under Siege by Trademarks," www.rfem.com, July 28, 2017
Professional Affiliations, Honors & Recognition
Vice-chair of the Trademark Transactions Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law (ABA-IPL) for the 2018-2019 membership year
Chair of the Subcommittee on Fashion Law of Trademark Transactions of the ABA-IPL for the 2018-2019 membership year