IR Bronze Member

Maurizio Ruben

Cofounder of CDR & ASSOCIATI and founding partner of CDR legal CDR Legal

Associated Members

Member Details

  • Italy

Exclusive IR Member for:

  • IP - Trademark & Copyright
Via Tiziano, 32
Milan 20145 Italy

Committee Member

Maurizio is continuing as a Committee Member for the IP Group in 2020.

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Cofounder of CDR & ASSOCIATI and founding partner of CDR legal formerly Studio legale Ruben e associati. CDR & ASSOCIATI has been created to combine in one body, many minds and experiences trained in different sectors. The operational fields of the association reflect its partners ‘skills and qualifications, acquired in the accountancy, taxation, human resource, economic and legal fields. Thanks to the national and international experience of its members, CDR & ASSOCIATI is known as main consultant for large companies and banking institutions, as well as being an ideal partner for small and medium-sized Italian and foreign companies.


Mc George School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, CA (Diploma of Advanced International Legal Studies, 1988); visiting foreign lawyer at Kronick, Moskwitz, Tiedemann & Girard Law Firm, Sacramento, CA.


Seminar "know how and licensing", Piacenza, 1990; seminar "technology, transfer, licensing and know how", Reggio Emilia, 1991; "technology training in transfer of technology", Milano, 1993; "parallel imports and grey market", Barcelona's IBA conference, 1999. "L'évaluation des dommages-intérêts en matière de contrefaçon en Italie » in Gazette du Palais, Propriété Industrielle, Paris, 2008.


International Bar Association ; Licensing Executive Society ; International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property. 

Vice president and executive committee member of IAJLJ, member of LES ITALIA LICESING EXECUTIVES SOCIETY.

Practice areas:

Patent, trademark unfair competition law, commercial law, distributorship, concession, agency, franchising, international private and commercial law, national and international transportation, labour law, bankruptcy, composition, suretyships and credit protection, claim for damages, contractual and not contractual liability.


Italian, English, French.

Firm Description

CDR Legal has a group of highly experienced lawyers capable of providing a wide range of legal services, especially related to the following fields:

  • Trade and commercial law;
  • Company law;
  • IP and unfair competition law;
  • Distribution, agency, and franchising relationships;
  • National and International transport law;
  • Labour law;
  • Support in insolvency and arrangement with creditors proceedings, and general bankruptcy proceedings;
  • Recovery of credits;
  • Recovery of Damages, contractual and non-contractual liability.

CDR Legal supports mainly international clients, by intervening not only for single transactions but also giving to your business a complete and general assistance, becoming the reference point on the main legal aspects of its "life". More in particular CDR legal has developed important experiences, creating three specialized departments in:

  1. Retail, real estate, distribution, franchising, agency and partnership
  2. Corporate commercial and international litigation
  3. Human Resources