Luminart Division of Coop v. Luminarte GmbH


Meyerlustenberger Lachenal represented the “Lumimart” division of Coop.

The trademark owner Coop-Gruppe Genossenschaft as well as its affiliate Coop Genossenschaft were involved in two parallel proceedings concerning a trademark infringement as well as a violation of the unfair competition act before the Commercial Court of the Canton of Aargau and in the subsequent appeal proceedings before the Federal Supreme Court.

Coop Genossenschaft has been running its divisional Lumimart – a successful chain of specialist markets for lamps and lighting with over 30 stores all over Switzerland – for over 20 years.

The counterparty in all proceedings was the German Luminarte GmbH who under the designation „Luminarte“ sold, delivered and advertised lamps in Switzerland.

After the Commercial Court of the Canton of Aargau had already approved both claims initiated by Coop-Gruppe Genossenschaft and Coop Genossenschaft in March 2020, the Federal Supreme Court now confirmed those decisions on 28 December 2020 by rejecting both appeals lodged by Luminarte GmbH.

The MLL team was composed of Michael Ritscher (Picture), Louisa Galbraith and Walter Häberling.

Involved fees earner: Louisa Galbraith – MeyerLustenberger Lachenal; Walter Häberling – MeyerLustenberger Lachenal; Michael Ritscher – MeyerLustenberger Lachenal;

Law Firms: MeyerLustenberger Lachenal;

Clients: Lumimart ;