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Luigi Mansani

Partner
Milan

Luigi Mansani
Languages
English, Italian, French
Practice Group
Intellectual Property

In a market traditionally dominated by boutiques headed by academics, Luigi Mansani offers the unique combination of heading the IP practice of an International Law Firm being a university professor. Well known by judges, respected by colleagues, loved by clients for his 25 years' experience in handling the most complex matters and for his academic profile, Luigi is one of the major stars in Italian IP.

This is confirmed by his first-tier ranking in all major directories and the large number of awards received. Educated by 20 years of teaching in an Economic Faculty to be always focused on the business effects of legal strategies, Luigi is a maniac for quality in all details and a recognised market leader in litigation and arbitration. An Internet geek from the very beginning, Luigi has a true love for IP, nourished also by his zest for contemporary arts and design.

'I appreciate Luigi’s technical know-how and his timely responses and support. He is sophisticated and a brilliant strategist.'

ILO Client Choice Award, 2014

Representative experience

Continuous assistance to the Frau Group in the worldwide management of the IP portfolio of companies of the group (Cassina, Cap Design, Poltrona Frau)

Successfully assisting a multinational food, snack and beverage corporation in a dispute regarding their major chips brand in Italy

Assisting the universal exposition hosted in Milan in ambush advertising disputes

Assisting a world leading cosmetics manufacturer and marketer before the Italian Supreme Court in a highly profile case concerning one of its trademarks

Assistance to several fashion houses and manufacturer companies in trademark disputes

Acting as counsel of one the world's largest U.S. winemakers in various trademark matters and regulatory issues concerning the advertisement of wine products

Assisting an American coffeehouse chain in connection with the management of its Italian trademark portfolio and in opposition disputes against potential infringers

Advising Google in a number of copyrights and trademark matters

Assisting a multinational food and beverage company in trademark infringement, unfair competition, "look-alike", misleading advertising and "ambush marketing" claims

Continued assistance to the leading German telecommunication company in several trademarks and domain names matters, and in related to opposition proceedings

Assisting Dell on the new rules on copyright levies in coordination with Hogan Lovells' teams in other European jurisdictions

Assisting a world leader company in incentives, rewards and benefits solutions in various nullity proceedings brought by a competitor for its mail voucher trademarks

Assistance to a multinational machinery corporation in trademark disputes

Education and admissions

Education

  • 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

Memberships

  • AIPPI
  • INTA
  • Associazione Disiano Preite per lo studio del diritto dell'impresa
  • SISPI

2017

Luigi Mansani’s ‘deep experience is clear’ to see

Legal 500 EMEA

2017

One impressed client says: "He can promptly understand the needs of the company and provide us with a strategic view. He has a pragmatic approach, is easy to work with and always available."

Chambers Global

2014 & 2016

IP Lawyer of the Year

Legalcommunity Awards

2016

IP Star for 2016

Managing Intellectual Property

2015

Clients agree that Luigi Mansani "is able to solve difficult issues and always obtains very good results."

Chambers Europe

2014

I appreciate Luigi’s technical know-how and his timely responses and support. He is sophisticated and a brilliant strategist

ILO Client Choice

2014

Market observers view Luigi Mansani as an excellent patent litigator with vast experience in all areas of IP such as trade marks, copyright and unfair competition. His high-calibre clientele also instruct him on non-contentious matters.

Chambers Europe

2014

Head of the IP practice Luigi Mansani is “simply excellent”

World Trademark Review

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