, Washington, D.C.
, Northern Virginia
The imitation of creative products, labels, and trade dress is a constant phenomenon in all markets. The activity of infringers is not limited to the imitation of luxury goods but extends to all kinds of consumer goods, including cosmetics, fashion, furniture, and high-tech products such as MP3 players, cell phones, and cars.
To defend products effectively, businesses need to take a strategic approach in selecting the right jurisdictions in which to register designs. At the same time, swift action is required to act against the manufacturers and distributors of unlawful look-alikes and counterfeit products.
Members of Hogan Lovells' intellectual property (IP) team are experienced in advising design owners on global portfolio management, handling registrations at the national and international level in sectors ranging from cosmetics, clothes, and footwear to toys, automotive, and electronics.
With extensive experience of litigation and arbitration, we are able to provide a seamless multi-jurisdictional service for handling design infringement cases. Our enforcement practice is particularly strong in Asia, and our global reach means that we are ideally placed to assist with anti-counterfeiting strategies in source, transit, and destination countries, working effectively with customs authorities all over the world.
Awards and Rankings
- Top-tier ranking for Trademark and Design Law, Unfair Competition Law and Patent Law in Germany JUVE (2011)