Hogan Lovells

Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Internationally-renowned firm providing counsel on trade mark litigation, enforcement and brand management for clients spanning European jurisdictions and regularly appearing before the EUIPO in Alicante. Has respected teams in Spain and the UK, as well as strong practices in Germany, France, Italy and Russia. Enjoys a strong reputation for its activity within the technology and life sciences sectors, handling matters such as cross-border patent litigation. Also advises on significant cross-border SEP and FRAND mandates. Offers additional experience in copyright and trade secrets mandates, as well as in domain name disputes.

Strengths Clients appreciate the broad bench of expertise that the firm offers in numerous jurisdictions. One impressed interviewee reports: "They can make people available in parallel in many other countries," and adds: "A further advantage that they have as an international large firm is that when other areas of law come into the picture, they can cover these fast with good people."

Further sources praise the team's ability to work across time zones and jurisdictions. One client describes the team as "accommodating in terms of schedule and very prompt."

Work highlights Represented Nikon in various European patent disputes relating to Zeiss and ASML's lithography machines.

Notable practitioners

Burkhart Goebel splits his time between Hamburg and Madrid and is the firm's global head of IP, media and technology. Hamburg-based Morten Petersenn is also a key contact for the firm's European IP practice.