Hogan Lovells Takes Home Global MIP Award for 'Europe Domain Name and Internet Team of the Year'

LONDON, 20 March 2014 – Hogan Lovells intellectual property team have secured the top spot as 'Europe Domain/Internet Team of the Year' at the Global Managing Intellectual Property Awards.

The domain name team was highlighted for their outstanding work covering domain name disputes in Europe including new generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) advice, online strategy and enforcement across a multitude of jurisdictions. In addition, the team was recognised for recently filing the first ever URS procedure, a new procedure designed to combat cybersquatting in new gTLDs.

David Taylor, Paris-based IP partner and head of the International Internet Domain Name practice, commented:
"We are thrilled with this award. It confirms our reputation as a market-leading IP practice, specialising in internet and domain name issues. Since this practice group was initiated nearly 15 years ago, the team has been dedicated to providing Global clients with strategic advice and a tailored service advising on strategic matters and all legal aspects of domain name and gTLD related matters."

In addition to the domain name team of the year win, Hogan Lovells was shortlisted in 11 other categories, including:
• China Foreign Law Firm
• France Contentious
• Germany Contentious
• Hong Kong
• Italy Contentious
• Japan Foreign Firms
• Netherlands Contentious
• Europe Patent
• Europe High-Tech
• Europe Trademark and Design

The MIP Awards recognises outstanding IP work over the past 12 months. The winners are chosen by Managing IP's team of editors and researchers based on research from the world IP survey, a review of market developments and client feedback. http://www.managingip.com/


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