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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.

There’s a reason why more than half of the world’s top 100 brands (Financial Times, 2015) have chosen us to represent them. With 400 IP professionals worldwide, we combine a global outlook with local knowledge across the life cycle of IP assets ― from development to commercialization, and licensing through to maturity. But it's not how many lawyers we have; it’s the way we work together that our clients really value.

Many of our lawyers hold advanced degrees in science and engineering, helping us to fully appreciate the products and processes in traditional industries, as well as emerging ones.

We live and breathe IP. And we are ready to resolve your intellectual property issues wherever and however they arise.

Representative Experience

Burberry against infringers of their famous check design in Asia, securing a seven-figure settlement as the result of a Mareva injunction relating to customs actions.

Google, Inc., LG, and Toshiba, in defense of an ITC action brought by Straight Path IP Group Inc. involving mobile devices, Google Talk, Google Hangouts, and YouTube.

Advising HTC on the then largest patent litigation before the European courts. Multijurisdictional cases against Nokia and NPEs, and advising on FRAND licensing terms.

Advising a leading Japanese innovator pharmaceutical firm on multiple Hatch-Waxman lawsuits relating to the client's blockbuster product.

Advising Lilly in its European patent disputes concerning its oncology product, pemetrexed.

Google in the "Innocence of Muslims" Garcia v Google case, successfully seeking en banc reversal of a controversial and major 9th Circuit  decision requiring Google/YouTube to take down the film.

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 U.S.

Managing the global trademark portfolio and domain name enforcement for eBay, and major global rebrands for both eBay and PayPal.

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.

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

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.

2016

Intellectual Property Firm of the Year

China Business Law Awards

2015

We are the only firm ranked Tier 1 for IP on a global, European, and Asian level by Chambers.

2015

European Patent Firm of the Year

Managing Intellectual Property Global Awards

2015

Germany - Contentious Firm of the Year

Managing Intellectual Property Global Awards

2015

Italy - Contentious Firm of the Year

Managing Intellectual Property Global Awards

2015

International Copyright Firm of the Year

Asia IP Awards

2015

China Trademarks Firm of the Year

Asia IP Awards

2015

Vietnam Copyright Firm of the Year

Asia IP Awards

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