Comment: LSG is a leading firm in trademarks and unfair competition with a classic boutique concept. It is often called in by its mostly long-standing clients for major, high-profile IP disputes, e.g. litigating for Adidas against Puma concerning the BioWeb shoe model up to the Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof). With a balanced mix of brand manufacturers and large trading/mail-order companies, LSG displays continuously strong market visibility, which attracts even foreign companies like Korean cosmetics corporate Amorepacific. “Excellent legal briefs, great commitment, clear presentation and patience when explaining the German legal situation to our parent company,” praised a client.
Strengths: Litigation; trademark expert opinions. Very stable client structure.
Recommended: Prof. Dr. Reinhard Ingerl (“highly competent in trademarks and patents”, client; “good litigator in trademarks and design law”, competitor), Dr. Siegfried Jackermeier (“extensive knowledge in trademarks, unpretentious before the court”, competitor), Dr. Philipp Neuwald, Dr. Christian Rassmann, Dr. Paul Schäuble.
Practice: All-round IP work, to an equal extent in ?patents, trademarks and unfair competition. Formal trademark work by patent attorneys and lawyers. Advice and litigation also on copyright issues and regarding product imitations. (5 partners, 6 associates)
Clients: ?? Litigation for Amorepacific against competitor; design litigation for Bonprix against clothing manufacturer; litigation for Adidas regarding “BioWeb” stripes (public knowledge); Munich public utilities in series of proceedings regarding telephone advertising; all-round IP activity for Fifa and Uefa; Casio and Cloud B in numerous infringement proceedings; Otto and subsidiaries in various IP proceedings; Omnivision and Pro7Sat.1 on trademarks; Rovio in various proceedings regarding “Angry Birds”.
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