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FICPI // Focus-45
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Join us at this webinar, the second in our new webinar series "FICPI Focus 45", featuring Davide F. Schiavetti of Rothwell Figg Ernst & Manbeck in conversation with moderator Louis-Pierre Gravelle of IP firm Bereskin & Parr in Canada. 

Davide will discuss the recent Federal Circuit decision, and a potential Supreme Court appeal, on the case between Deckers Outdoors Corp. and Australian Leather, that held that Australia Leather’s sale of its sheepskin “ugg” boots in the US infringed Deckers’ “Ugg” trademark, despite the fact that “ugg[ly boot]” is a generic term in Australia.

Davide F. Schiavetti is an Associate at Rothwell Figg Ernst & Manbeck in USA.

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.

Louis-Pierre Gravelle is Partner at Bereskin & Parr in Canada and Vice President of FICPI's Professional Excellence Committee (PEC). 

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Louis-Pierre specialises in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications and providing patentability, validity, infringement and right to manufacture opinions in the fields of electricity, telecommunications, mechanical and information technology. He is a registered patent agent in Canada and in the United States (1998).

Louis-Pierre is involved in due diligence matters and managing patent portfolios. He is also involved in strategic counselling for start-ups, small, medium and large-sized businesses.

A member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) and the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), Louis-Pierre was called to the Québec Bar in 1995. He is also a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ). Louis-Pierre Gravelle is past-chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) and past co-president of the Joint Liaison Committee – Patents between the Patent office and IPIC. He is a Councillor for FICPI Canada.

He is listed in the IAM Patents 1000, and has been since 2012. Louis-Pierre is often called upon to speak on a variety of IP-related topics, at local and international conferences and events.