Hogan Lovells

Intellectual Property Department

France
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What the team is known for Robust team providing a full service in IP. Strong activity in different sectors including life sciences, TMT and consumer and luxury goods, with industry-specific expertise. Adept at handling multi-jurisdictional mandates in collaboration with its extensive network. Advises large-scale international companies as well as local clients. Particular expertise in domain name matters with a dedicated practice run from the Paris office.

Strengths One client reports: "I have been very positively impressed by the IP team, which has been more of a partner than a simple adviser."

Another source praises the "high level of services" provided by the lawyers.

Work highlights Acted for Facebook on the recuperation of domain names.

Notable practitioners

David Taylor focuses on contentious and non-contentious domain name matters including protection, enforcement and recuperation. He acted for eBay on securing domain names in various jurisdictions via enforcement and court actions as well as acquisitions.

"Always a joy to work with," Marie-Aimée de Dampierre is described as "extremely devoted to her clients and very smart and goal-oriented." She handles copyright and trade mark litigation, as well as unauthorised parallel imports and unfair competition proceedings.

Stanislas Roux-Vaillard advises on patent infringement cases, mostly for clients in the life science sector. He also acts for clients from the aviation, chemical and technology fields. Clients enthuse: "He has very strong technical skills, is business-oriented and is always reactive."