Roberto is Head of Dehns’ Trade Mark Group. He joined Dehns in 1985 and was made a Partner in 1996. He is a UK Registered Trade Mark Attorney and is also a UK Registered and European Patent Attorney. Roberto is a graduate of the University of Oxford where he obtained an Honours Degree in Natural Sciences (Chemistry).
Roberto has more than 30 years experience in advising in relation to Trade Mark disputes and litigation in a number of countries and in conducting negotiations in order to settle such disputes. He has significant experience in filing and defending Trade Mark oppositions and cancellation actions in the UKIPO and in controlling Trade Mark opposition and cancellation proceedings in numerous countries around the world.
Roberto is regularly listed in the main legal and IP directories for his work. Most recently, he was mentioned in the 2021 World Trademark Review’s annual “World's Leading Trademark Professionals” publication: "Roberto Calamita captains the group with poise, while serving as a vital partner to one of the world’s best-known food sector companies, whose lucrative UK and global growth strategy he has helped to guide for nearly 20 years". Roberto has also been included in Managing IP – IP Stars 2017 and in the 2017 edition of The Legal 500 where he was described as: “an expert on spin-offs and SMEs who regularly advises Pret A Manger on its ongoing international expansion.”