Practice

Copyright

Copyright is what we do — globally.

Representative experience

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.

Blizzard Entertainment Inc. and its business partner in China, NetEase, in copyright infringement and unfair competition dispute against a Chinese gaming company regarding infringement of Blizzard's online game.

Successfully defending an NFL club in allegations of copyright infringement relating to a logo design and its contribution to royalties received from merchandise bearing the logo.

Successfully advising Fox Group on unauthorized downloading, conversion to digital, and online free distribution of several TV series in France prior to their showing on French TV.

In a precedent-setting victory, we prevailed in proceedings before the Court of Justice of European Union regarding the digitizing and making available of copyright-protected content through dedicated library terminals.

Representing major computer manufacturers against claims for copyright levies in Germany and a major German collecting agency in a landmark case dealing with the distribution of copyright levies.

Obtaining victory for The Walt Disney Company on a copyright infringement claim relating to the movie "Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl."

Press Releases

Embedding preview images is not copyright infringement, rules German court

BERLIN, 26 July 2018 - In a recent landmark ruling in favour of Hogan Lovells' client German Digital Library (Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek), the Berlin Court of Appeal confirmed that...

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) will revolutionize trademark prosecution and enforcement by 2023, reveals new research

Artificial intelligence (AI) will revolutionize trademark prosecution and enforcement over the next five years, according to new research from Hogan Lovells, the leading global law firm.

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Total Brand Care: The benefits of a holistic approach to creating, commercializing, and protecting company brands

At Hogan Lovells, we understand that brands are the heart of a company’s value, reputation, and competitive advantage. Total Brand Care is our holistic approach to creating,...

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Claims of Brexit black hole for copyright is scaremongering, says Hogan Lovells

This month the European Commission issued a notice on the impact of Brexit on UK copyright law which states that all EU “primary and secondary law will cease to apply to the United...

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Artificial Intelligence and your business: A guide for navigating the legal, policy, commercial, and strategic challenges ahead Hogan Lovells

Virtually all industries are being reshaped with the use of Artificial Intelligence and advanced machine-learning.

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Global IP outlook 2018

2017 was a year of widespread political, technological, and legal changes; leading to lack of certainty and creating both challenges and opportunities for businesses in 2018 and beyond.

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