Hogan Lovells

Intellectual Property Department

Europe-wide
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What the team is known for Internationally renowned firm providing counsel on trade mark litigation and brand management for clients spanning European jurisdictions and regularly appearing before the EUIPO in Alicante. Has respected prosecution and litigation 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 and enforcement proceedings. Offers additional experience in copyright and trade secrets mandates, as well as in domain name disputes.

Strengths A client praises the team's international approach, noting that it is "great at explaining the law and different jurisdictions," and continuing: "One of their strengths is that they have people in all jurisdictions to handle cross-border litigation."

The firm receives further plaudits for its "high-performing team and international network."

Work highlights Successfully represented Eli Lilly in patent infringement litigation before the UK Supreme Court concerning protection of its oncology product.

Notable practitioners

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