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.

The team 

The litigation team was composed of MLL’s attorneys-at-law Michael Ritscher (Head of IP – pictured) and Louisa Galbraith (Associate) as well as Walter Häberling (Partner).