How we work

Lubberger • Lehment is the result of similar experiences and corresponding aims:

We know the markets of our clients and the everyday course of their business. We pay attention to close personal service. We are there from the start and avoid needless conflicts.

Litigation, however, is not an evil to be avoided at all costs. Determined and dedicated litigation is the most effective means against persistent infringers. There is a simple recipe for success in court: Close cooperation between attorney and client. Our clients know why they litigate and that they have to contribute their share. Cutting corners and using tricks does not bring success in the long run. Our word holds true for court and opponent, because we give our best attention to the facts. Therefore we leave no bridges burned after successful litigation; often enough, our clients will meet their opponents a second time.

We are internationally active. Whatever we publish, we write ourselves and know the subject through our practise. We are efficient and enjoy our work.

Our firm advises well-known manufacturers of trademarked products regarding any question of trademark law and the law of unfair competition. We have a focus on the field of luxury goods where we advise on and defend selective distribution systems. We pursue parallel imports and product piracy, cooperate with customs in the whole of Europe, uncover structures and distribution chains of the counterfeit and look-alike trade and call to account those who pull the strings.

Here, as well as in other branches, we defend trademarks against the risk of confusion, dilution and free-riding. The firm administers and structures trademark and design rights portfolios and, in the process, always keeps an eye on the success of potential litigation.

Through our constant counselling of leading companies from the media, technology, transport, logistic or foodstuff sector, we are confronted daily with all industry-related questions of intellectual property, including Copyright, media and competition law. In all our areas of practice, we experience the challenges and profound changes brought by new means of telecommunication, by the internet and its influence on internal and external corporate communication and the new forms of advertising and distribution connected hereto. This rapid change affects the various branches of the brand industry in different ways; many of our clients see internet trade also as jeopardising their intellectual property rights and threatening their distribution systems. We face these new and exciting challenges by way of practical surveillance, preliminary injunction as well as model proceedings and our achievements in this field are something of which we are particularly proud.