Practice

Intellectual Property

Your ideas. Your innovations. Your brand. Our IP practice understands that these assets make your business unique, and we know how to protect them.

Representative experience

Advising Merck & Co., Inc. (Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA) in a trademark, domain name, and social media dispute with Merck KGaA. over use of the name “Merck” in Europe and the U.S.

Acting for Lilly in the landmark patent dispute Actavis v Eli Lilly. The UK Supreme Court ruled in favor of Lilly, reversing two earlier decisions. Lilly was also successful in the German Supreme Court.

Representing leading technology giants in their multijurisdictional and local patent disputes, including BlackBerry, Dell, HTC, KPN, and Motorola.

Manging the EUTM portfolio and EUTM and Pan-European conflicts of multinational companies like Dell, Estée Lauder, Mars, Starbucks, Billabong, Kenneth Cole, Euronews, Asahi Europe, Ocean Spray, and Ferring.

Managing Deutsche Telekom's global trademark and domain name portfolio, and advising on complex color mark and other nontraditional trademark litigation in Europe and the U.S.

Representing uPI Semiconductor in a defense of an ITC enforcement proceeding brought by Richtek Technology involving Richtek's allegations of patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation.

Representing a U.S. game software company and its Chinese licensee to successfully obtain an interim injunction from Guangzhou IP Court against an infringing mobile game.

We filed and won the first paperless eUDRP case in a domain-name dispute before WIPO on behalf of a leading mobile phone manufacturer.

Advising SABMiller in the context of the mega merger between AB InBev and SABMiller – in which Asahi committed to acquire the Peroni, Grolsch, and Meantime brands globally.

Global IP counsel to the consortium of Audi AG, BMW Group, and Daimler AG on their €2.8bn acquisitions of Nokia's digital mapping unit HERE.

Sponsorships and Speaking Engagements

Hogan Lovells to sponsor and speak at the Financial Innovation and Payments Summit 2018

Hogan Lovells is a proud sponsor of Opal Group's Financial Innovation and Payments Summit, taking place on July 18-20, 2018 in Newport, Rhode Island. The summit will address the evolution...

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Press Releases

Hogan Lovells advises Crédit Agricole CIB on German ECM cooperation with Metzler Capital Markets

Led by Frankfurt-based Partner Michael Schlitt Hogan Lovells advised Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank ("Crédit Agricole CIB") on its entry into a cooperation...

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Press Releases

Hogan Lovells advises Shop Apotheke on the acquisition of nu3 GmbH

Led by Düsseldorf Partner Birgit Reese Hogan Lovells has advised Shop Apotheke Europe Group on the acquisition of nu3 GmbH, Berlin, the specialist for functional nutrition products.

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Hogan Lovells Publications

Why automotive companies in the connected car and autonomous driving industry need to review their trademark portfolios

With the momentum building in the trend towards connected and autonomously driven vehicles, automotive companies should review their trademark portfolios to ensure that their key marks are...

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Hogan Lovells Publications

How do I draft my arbitration agreement to cater for the arbitration of IP disputes?

1. Arbitration (Amendment) Ordinance 2017 1.1 In our earlier article, we discussed the implications of the Arbitration (Amendment) Ordinance 2017 and the factors to consider when deciding...

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Hogan Lovells Publications

French legal and regulatory update – June 2018

The Paris office of Hogan Lovells is pleased to provide this English language edition of our monthly e - newsletter, which offers a legal and regulatory update covering France and Europe...

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