What the team is known for
Hogan Lovells is an acclaimed market leader in intellectual property, advising on high-profile patent, trade mark and unfair competition issues. The law firm acts on global infringement proceedings and brand name disputes, additionally managing trade mark and brand portfolios. It also handles copyright disputes and unfair competition claims, including preliminary injunction proceedings. Hogan Lovells often acts on patent infringement cases, including defending clients against non-practising entities. The team is popular with clients from the technology, telecommunications and pharmaceutical industries.
is widely recognised for his longstanding experience in trade mark matters. He is regularly involved in cross-border mandates, acting in 3D and colour trade mark disputes as well as trade name infringement proceedings. A client describes him as "a real litigator who can see the outcome and is very impressive and experienced."
of Hogan Lovells is German-qualified and is based in the firm's Alicante office. He frequently coordinates cross-border trade mark litigation for international clients, as well as international design strategy.
Andreas von Falck
is a highly acclaimed patent litigator with extensive experience in pan-European disputes, including patent right enforcement proceedings and nullity actions. An impressed source says that he is extraordinary in court, adding that "he is extremely strong in preparing submissions."
splits his time between the firm's Hamburg and Alicante offices. German-qualified, Goebel routinely advises international clients on copyright matters and trade mark disputes in the life sciences and telecommunications sectors. Respondents find him to be "very versatile in what he does and strong in details."
is a highly regarded figure in the market who receives plaudits by interviewees for being "versatile in what he does and very strong in details."
His distinguished practice covers trade secret and domain infringement claims, as well as product imitation disputes.
Leopold von Gerlach
offers experience in trade mark litigation gained from representing clients in disputes relating to counterfeits, parallel imports and unfair competition.
regularly handles patent infringement and validity proceedings. He has notable expertise in the technology and telecommunication sectors, acting for German and US-based clients.
predominately acts on patent litigations, including infringement and validity proceedings as well as SEP disputes. He offers experience in patents from the technology, renewable energy and automotive sectors. One client says: "Steffen is a strong IP lawyer who is responsive to client concerns and happy to partner with his clients to deliver creative solutions to challenging problems."
joins the rankings following extensive market recognition for her work in trade mark and unfair competition law. Her client list includes high-profile international as well as domestic companies from the fashion, life science and chemical industries.