Luigi Mansani | Milan | Hogan Lovells

Luigi Mansani

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Mansani Luigi

Luigi Mansani
Mansani Luigi
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An institution in the world of Italian IP law

World Trademark Review 1000, 2024

In a market traditionally dominated by boutiques headed by academics, Luigi Mansani offers the unique combination of heading the Intellectual Property practice of an International Law Firm and being a university professor. 

Well-known by judges, respected by colleagues, and loved by clients for his 30 years of experience in handling the most complex matters and his academic profile, Luigi is one of the major stars in the Italian IP.

The depth of Luigi's experience, allows him to understand all aspects of IP. Luigi navigates high-profile clients, both international and Italian, across a broad range of sectors on matters related to trademark and design, unfair competition and copyright.

Moreover, Luigi stands out for his advice on complex patent cases, also before the Unified Patent Court (UPC), anticipating clients' risks and solving their problems by providing winning, practical and creative solutions.

Educated by 20 years of teaching in an Economic Faculty, Luigi is always focused on the business effects of legal strategies and is a maniac of quality.

An Internet geek from the very beginning, Luigi has a true love for IP, nourished also by his zest for contemporary arts and design.

Luigi's outstanding market position is confirmed by the number of awards and acknowledgements received, as well as the top-tier rankings in all prominent legal directories, such as Chambers & Partner and The Legal 500.

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Luigi is always able to read the actual business needs of the customer and calibrate the proposed solutions so that they are effective and efficient

Chambers Global, 2024

Representative experience

Assistance to an iconic fashion house on trademark, design, copyright and patent issues (also before the UPC), including on key projects with a global impact on the brand's business 

Assistance to an American coffeehouse chain in the management of the IP portfolio and enforcement actions against potential infringers 

Assistance to a world-leading chemical company in a patent lawsuit brought by a Japanese company for alleged patent infringement 

Assistance to a leading fast fashion brand in elaborating the Italian market's strategy to push back the infringement claims brought by third parties against the client 

Assistance to an Italian-reputed fashion house in an action brought by the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage for the alleged infringement of a cultural heritage within a promotional campaign

Assistance to an iconic fashion house in the management of the IP portfolio, including clearances and selection of new names and products, enforcement actions, licensing and contractual matters 

Assistance to a multinational pharma company in a multijurisdictional litigation for the enforcement of patents for an important treatment option for patients living with chronic myeloid leukaemia 

Assistance to Etro in identifying a new global IP strategy for the brand following the change of management, including product clearances, enforcement, and review of the company archive

Assistance to a multinational computer technology company with the new rules on copyright levies, in coordination with Hogan Lovells' teams in many European jurisdictions 

Assistance to a luxury furniture producer in the management of the IP portfolio, including the selection and filing of new marks and designs, also in the Metaverse, and enforcement actions


  • Full Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Università degli Studi di Parma, 2002
  • Full Professor of Commercial Law, Università degli Studi di Parma, 1994
  • Associate Professor of Commercial Law, Università degli Studi di Firenze, 1992
  • Assignee of Research Fellowship, Max-Planck Institute for International and Foreign Copyright, Patent and Competition Law, Munich, 1990
  • Law Degree, Università degli Studi di Parma, 1982
  • INTA
  • Associazione Disiano Preite per lo studio del diritto dellimpresa


Gold Band for Enforcement and Litigation

World Trademark Review 1000

2019 – 2024
Band 1, Intellectual Property

Chambers Global

2007 – 2024
Hall of Fame, Intellectual Property

The Legal 500

2020 – 2024
Band 1, Intellectual Property

Chambers Europe

2007 – 2024
Senior Statespeople, Life sciences

Chambers Europe

2022 – 2024
Gold Band for Patent Litigation

IAM Patent 1000

2019 – 2023
Trademark Star

IP Stars (Managing IP)

2019 – 2023
Patent Star

IP Stars (Managing IP)

2019 – 2023
IAM Global Leader 2024 - Italy

IAM Patent 1000

Band 1, Life sciences

Chambers Europe

2014 – 2021