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.

Brochures

Driving forward the next wave of medical innovation: How we can support your digital health efforts

As the industry forges ahead to advance the digital health ecosystems, the companies in this space will navigate a complex set of business and legal issues that are often evolving in...

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Supreme Court strikes down bar to registration of "immoral" or "scandalous" trademarks LimeGreen IP News

On 25 June, the U.S. Supreme Court announced its opinion in Iancu v. Brunetti, holding that the Lanham Act's provisions barring the registration of "scandalous" or "immoral" trademarks are...

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Press Releases

Hogan Lovells advises Covestro on the sale of its European polyurethane system houses

Led by its Dusseldorf partner Jens Uhlendorf, international law firm Hogan Lovells advised Covestro AG on the sale of its European polyurethane system houses in Germany, the Netherlands,...

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When can a patent challenger appeal the PTO's decision to uphold a patent? LimeGreen IP News

In 2011 Congress passed the America Invents Act (AIA), which established new ways to challenge the validity of an issued patent before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO).

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French legal and regulatory update - May 2019

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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TMT Horizons 2019

The dynamism of the Technology, Media and Telecoms sector is set to continue.

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