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Shelly McGee's practice focuses on intellectual property protection and intellectual property-related transactions.
Shelly advises clients on copyright and trademark protection; oversees copyright and trademark prosecution; and handles copyright and trademark enforcement matters. Shelly has significant experience in Internet and domain name enforcement matters, including handling numerous UDRP complaints.
Shelly also represents clients in connection with the acquisition, development and sale of intellectual property; negotiates intellectual property licensing, development, joint venture, and alliance agreements; assists in corporate transactions involving technology companies; and organizes intellectual property due diligence reviews.
Shelly represents clients in a variety of industries, including automotive, consumer products, media and entertainment, apparel, software, ecommerce, telecommunications, and medical/biotechnology, as well as associations and nonprofits.
Prior to joining Hogan & Hartson, Shelly was an associate with law firms in Washington, D.C., Raleigh, N.C., and Cincinnati, Ohio.
- Representation of the trustees of the Kodak Pension Plan of the UK (KPP) in intellectual property matters involving an agreement to transfer to KPP ownership of Eastman Kodak Company’s (Kodak’s) Personalized Imaging and Document Imaging businesses and licensing of related Kodak-owned intellectual property assets, for a stated purchase price of US$650 million, and connected to the execution of a settlement agreement providing for the settlement of approximately $2.8 billion of claims by the KPP against Kodak.
- Representation of Ford Motor Company in its sale of Volvo Cars to Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Company Limited for US$1.8 billion.
- Representation of a Fortune 100 company as lead intellectual property counsel in its divestiture of UK-based global subsidiaries to an Indian conglomerate for approximately US$2.3 billion.
- Representation of one of the 10 largest U.S. newspapers as intellectual property counsel in a series of acquisitions of community newspapers.
- Representation of a Nasdaq listed telecommunications software company as lead intellectual property counsel in its sale to a private equity firm.
- Representation of a Nasdaq listed data protection software company as lead intellectual property counsel in its acquisition of a Canadian software company.
- Representation of a Fortune 100 media company in transactions involving the licensing of well-known television brands in South and Central America, Europe, and Asia.
- Representation of a waste-to-energy company in transactions involving the licensing of technology from third parties.
- Representation of a Nasdaq listed designer of golf-inspired lifestyle sportswear in transactions relating to its worldwide licensing program.
- Representation of the owners of the last Triple Crown Winner in connection with trademark protection and enforcement efforts and merchandising agreements.
- Representation of a Fortune 100 media conglomerate in domain name enforcement efforts, including successful Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) proceedings and amicable settlement agreements.
Hogan Lovells Publications
15 October 2012
"Intellectual Property Newsletter - October 2012." IP Alert, Hogan Lovells
15 July 2011
"Intellectual Property Newsletter - July 2011." IP Alert, Hogan Lovells
07 July 2011
"Delaware Court of Chancery finds that a Reverse Triangular Merger may result in an assignment in violation of a contractual non-assignment provision." IP Alert, Hogan Lovells
21 June 2011
"Washington state creates new law making the unauthorized use of software and hardware by product manufacturers an act of unfair competition and requiring product sellers to police their supply chain to avoid imposition of remedies." IP Alert, Hogan Lovells
15 April 2011
"Intellectual Property Newsletter - April 2011." IP Alert, Hogan Lovells
13 April 2011
"Think again before you sign a patent litigation settlement agreement: Patent litigation settlements may now be evidence of a reasonable royalty and related negotiations may now be discoverable." IP Alert, Hogan Lovells
15 October 2010
"Intellectual Property Newsletter - October 2010." IP Alert, Hogan Lovells
01 June 2006
"A New Weapon in the Fight Against Counterfeiting: Using the United States International Trade Commission as a Forum to Combat Counterfeiting and Other Intellectual Property Violations." IP Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP