Practice

Trademarks and Brands

From creative ideas to global recognition, brand management is at the heart of what we do. From prosecution to enforcement, strategy to litigation, we've got it covered.  

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 U.S.

Managing Deutsche Telekom's global trademark and domain name portfolio. Advising on complex color mark and other non-traditional trademark litigation in Europe and U.S.

Advising one of Japan's largest car makers on major brand clearances and 3,000+ trademark applications in 40+ countries, coordinated from Tokyo.

Advising Estée Lauder on EU-wide trademark issues and obtaining a revolutionary order in Germany prohibiting the onward shipment to Russia of counterfeit goods in transit.

Advising Proctor & Gamble, and group companies, in connection with its portfolio of IP rights in Mexico; and successful anti-counterfeiting campaigns.

A global pharma company in seizing substantial consignment of counterfeit drugs in transit from China via Dubai to Europe. Perpetrators jailed. Obtained significant damages payments.

Advising one of the largest American multinational supermarket chains on trademark portfolio management in Mexico.

Representing the manufacturers of the Segway personal transporter in trademark litigation in the ITC and federal district court.

Press Releases

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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Creating and building great brands: Multidisciplinary teamwork from the very beginning is the key to success

Most of us know a great brand when we see one. And when customers develop trust in a brand, they usually remain loyal to that company’s products or services and recommend them to...

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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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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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Published Works

Chinese character marks in the eyes of the European public European Intellectual Property Review

This article discusses if the growing number of Chinese brands expanding to Europe has led to an increase in the number of Chinese character EUTMs. It offers insights into the possible...

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Hogan Lovells Events

Going Global

We are hosting a cross-practice, multi-track seminar on November 16 (Tokyo) and November 13 (Osaka). Join us to find out about a new approach to brand management, the latest developments in ...

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