Katharina Schwalke, LL.M. | Hamburg | Hogan Lovells

Katharina Schwalke, LL.M.

Senior Associate Intellectual Property, Media, and Technology


German, English

Schwalke Katharina

Katharina Schwalke, LL.M.
Schwalke Katharina
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Katharina Schwalke advises national and international clients on all aspects of intellectual property law (in particular trademark, domain and unfair competition law) as well as freedom of expression. She represents and advises her clients – particularly in the e-commerce, consumer goods, and technology sectors – in preliminary injunction proceedings, main proceedings, and out-of-court disputes.

Katharina also advises clients on liability and regulatory issues in the digital space, including compliance with new national and European regulations on content moderation, such as the EU's Digital Services Act.

Katharina studied law in Berlin, Hartford, Connecticut (USA) and London with a focus on Intellectual Property Law. During her legal traineeship at the Higher Regional Court of Hamburg Katharina worked, inter alia, at the legal department of an international consumer goods company and a large South African law firm in Cape Town.

Representative experience

Advising a leading multinational technology company on the EU Digital Services Act, in particular on product compliance and liability issues.


Representing an online encyclopaedia provider on freedom of expression and provider liability cases.

Advising leading multinational technology companies on the EU Regulation on combating the dissemination of terrorist content online, in particular on product compliance.

Representing a leading multinational technology company specializing in e-commerce, digital streaming and artificial intelligence in trademark, title and domain matters.

Representing various apparel and luxury goods manufacturers in trademark and unfair competition disputes.

Advising a well-known computer technology company on domain, trademark and copyright cases.


  • Second State Exam in Law, Higher Regional Court of Hamburg, 2019
  • LL.M., King's College London, 2016
  • First State Exam in Law, Humboldt University of Berlin, 2015
  • Study Abroad, University of Connecticut, 2012