Alberto Bellan

Alberto Bellan

Senior Associate

Email alberto.bellan@​

Phone +39 02 7202521

Fax +39 02 72025252

LanguagesEnglish, Italian, French

Practice groupIntellectual Property

In a world where borders between physical markets and the internet economy are vanishing, Alberto Bellan couples solid and passionate skills in traditional IP with a deep understanding of TMT law. Alberto loves writing, talking, and blogging about how IP and the internet can make our world a better place -- and why all should take care of that.

Alberto is an associate in our IP & TMT Group in Milan, where he focuses on intellectual property, information technology and media law. Alberto brings extensive experience in on-line copyright and trademarks, new and traditional media, and internet law, both commercial and litigation.

Alberto graduated cum Laude at University of Trieste, Italy, in 2007. In 2013, Alberto obtained an LLM in IP & E-Commerce Law from Queen Mary, University of London. Alberto holds a PhD from the Università Statale di Milano School of Law (2017), where he discussed a thesis about communication to the public in the EU copyright law. He is currently a contract Professor at Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi School of Law of Milan, where he lectures in a course named International Intellectual Property.

Alberto is also enrolled as a regular lecturer in annual courses dedicated to start-uppers and innovators. Alberto is part of Milan Bar Association since 2010.

Alberto joined Hogan Lovells Milan in 2009. Ever since, he has been working both with the TMT and the IP Departments of the firm. He deals with litigations and commercial concerning traditional soft IP, on-line copyright and trade mark, internet service provider liability, media law, e-commerce, and data protection.

Education and admissions


Ph.D., Università degli Studi di Milano, 2016

LL.M., Queen Mary University of London, 2014

Master course in Intellectual Property on Asian Markets, Tongji University, 2009

Law Degree, Università degli Studi di Trieste, 2007

Representative experience

Supporting companies in advocacy activities related to the Digital Single Market Strategy and in the national legislative processes (internet, media and advertising law)

Advising internet service providers in relation to their liability, accessibility to copyright protection, copyright levies, exceptions and limitations, DRMs, exhaustion.

Assisting internet hosting and caching providers in contentious and non-contentious matters concerning ISPs' liability for advertising and user-generated contents.

Assisting companies from different industry sectors in unfair-competition proceedings.

Drafting and negotiating trademark and software licence and assignment agreements. Drafting and negotiating publishing agreement, also with reference to IP rights over the internet.

Advising ISPs and pharmaceutical companies in Italian Data Protection Law, e.g. right to be forgotten, compliance, and data breach matters.

Assisting companies from different industry sectors in strategic prosecution, administrative and judicial enforcement over the internet and in the physical world.

Assisting right-holders and platforms in traditional and online copyright litigation cases.

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