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Hogan Lovells

Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for

Acclaimed market leader in intellectual property, advising on high-profile patent, trade mark and unfair competition issues. Acts on global infringement proceedings and brand name disputes. Additionally manages trade mark and brand portfolios. Handles copyright claims and unfair competition matters. Often acts on patent infringement cases, including defending clients against non-practising entities. Popular with clients from the technology, telecommunications and pharmaceutical industries.

Strengths

One client praises the firm's global coverage, stating: "Hogan Lovells can with its many international locations easily provide cross-border support. Especially, the cross-functional teams from various legal areas cover many aspects required in IP litigation and transactions."

Another impressed interviewee states: "They were just really great: extremely experienced, very knowledgeable and excellent all round. They were able to navigate their client successfully."

Work highlights

Represented CeramTec in colour, 3D and figurative trade mark litigation relating to infringements in Germany, France and the USA.

Notable practitioners

Leading trade mark lawyer Andreas Bothe assists his clients on a broad range of disputes, including infringement proceedings regarding 3D and colour trade marks. He also acts on cross-border trade name disputes.

Andreas von Falck shows special expertise in life sciences patent disputes. Besides acting for pharmaceutical companies, his client base also encompasses automobile and telecommunications companies. One impressed client says: "He is brilliant, he is just the perfect lawyer. He is communicative, tells you what to expect, thinks strategically out loud with you, and will argue those points. I think many lawyers overlook how important that is, but Andreas is terrific all the way round."

Erhard Keller advises on a broad range of trade mark matters including unfair competition, licensing and copyright.

Leopold von Gerlach is mainly known in the market for his trade mark litigation practice representing clients in disputes relating to counterfeits, parallel imports and unfair competition.

Martin Fähndrich is a well-known patent litigator with a particular focus on the technology and engineering sectors.

Steffen Steininger chiefly represents clients in patent infringement proceedings, where he often defends them against non-practising entities. Clients say: "His legal assessment and his procedural suggestions are really convincing."

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Intellectual Property

Hogan Lovells

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Location

Große Gallusstraße 18

Frankfurt am Main

Hessen

Germany

60312

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Germany

Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation


Andreas von Falck
Band 1
Martin Fähndrich
Band 3
Steffen Steininger
Band 5

Intellectual Property: Trade Mark & Unfair Competition


Andreas Bothe
Band 1
Erhard Keller
Band 2
Leopold von Gerlach
Band 4