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The Internet of Things Webinar: Connected Vehicles and Smart Cars

We are pleased to invite you to the next webinar in our Internet of Things series, taking place on 26 July at 12.00 P.M. EDT/5:00 p.m. BST, focusing on connected vehicles and smart cars. This session promises an insightful and comprehensive look at the most important legal issues involving connected vehicles, from autonomous driving to new mobility solutions.

ITC Section 337 – Quarterly Highlights

The ITC Section 337 series provides updates on recent U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) Section 337 investigations as well as other timely ITC developments that affect your business. What’s ITC and how can it affect my business? ITC Investigations under 19 U.S.C. § 1337 (“Section 337”) are initiated by companies who have made domestic investments to

Asia IP Webinar Series: Protecting your identity in the cyberworld

Operating in the online stratosphere can create additional risks for your business, and protecting your identity, and the identity of your customers, is of paramount importance. Join us on Wednesday, 5 July for the second instalment of our Asia IP webinar series to learn about the latest developments and emerging trends in cybersecurity and data

Hogan Lovells hosts AIPLA networking events for women of the IP community

Hogan Lovells hosted events for the “Women in IP Law” series of AIPLA, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, in Frankfurt, Hamburg, Düsseldorf and Moscow. The events provided women of the Intellectual Property community with an opportunity to exchange experiences of legal and social issues; to make new contacts and maintain already existing ones. Frankfurt – Lessons from football

Asian Legal Business Japan Law Awards 2017 – International Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year

We are delighted to have won the International Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year category in yesterday’s Asian Legal Business (ALB) Japan awards ceremony that paid tribute to the outstanding performance of private practitioners and in-house teams who have contributed significantly to the evolving legal landscape of the region. This award is a reflection of the leading work of

2017 MIP IP STARS: Top 250 Women in IP / Trademarks / Patents & Corporate clients

We are delighted to announce that Imogen Fowler, Natalya Gulyaeva, Ewa Kacperek and Deanna Wong have been recognised  in the Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars Top 250 Women in IP list. Our other new additions to the MIP IP Stars list in Patents and Trademarks were joined this year by clients that were also recognised on the Corporate IP Stars 2017 list. Congratulations to all! Imogen

Integrated IP Enforcement – A practical toolkit for Asia

The astonishing growth of Asian economies has led to companies in the region making enormous strides in commercialising and monetising their IP rights. However, the region presents unique risks and challenges in the protection of IP rights. In this context, we are delighted to announce the launch of our IP enforcement toolkit for Asia which we hope

IP Enforcement Focus : Europe – round-up

IP Enforcement Focus is our series of written, video and audio posts which plug into your current European enforcement issues. These posts cover IP related court cases as well as relevant political and economic developments in this area. Since January, we have published 13 summaries of key IP enforcement developments, including 8 v-logs. This round-up outlines each commentary with a link to the full post,

Hard Rock Cafe II – Acquiescence in IP infringement cases

In part II of this IP Enforcement focus v-log (see part I), we talk about the topic of acquiescence in IP infringement cases using the example of the famous Hard Rock Cafe case in Germany. This case has shown that in merchandise cases the principle of acquiescence is only of limited value. Watch the v-log here   For

ITC Section 337 – Quarterly Highlights

The ITC Section 337 series provides updates on recent U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) Section 337 investigations as well as other timely ITC developments that affect your business. What’s ITC and how can it affect my business? ITC Investigations under 19 U.S.C. § 1337 (“Section 337”) are initiated by companies who have made domestic investments to

Beijing IP Court celebrates 2nd anniversary amidst praise for its professionalism, expertise regarding foreign litigation and higher damages for IP infringement

Founded as one of three specialised Chinese IP courts in 2014 (see here and here), the Beijing IP Court has just completed its second and most challenging year to date. According to a recent report, throughout 2016, the Court witnessed increasing amounts of high-tech cases, cases involving foreign entities, and cases in which enormous damage

V-log: Secondary liability & file-sharing the blame

In this IP Enforcement Focus v-log, we report on a recent decision of the German Supreme Court dealing with illegal file sharing which has received a lot of attention. The case centres on how the court views secondary liability of Internet account holders where family members or groups are involved. Click here to view the V-log IP Enforcement Focus

New specialized IP Tribunals unveiled in economic powerhouses Wuhan, Nanjing, Suzhou and Chengdu.

Following the largely successful establishment of the specialized IP Courts in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou (see our articles here and here), the Chinese Supreme People’s Court has recently also given the green light for the establishment of specialized IP tribunals in large inland cities Wuhan, Nanjing, Suzhou and Chengdu. It is hoped that the establishment

Germany: New rules on recovery of criminal proceeds affect enforcement of IP rights

On 23 March 2017, the German Parliament passed new rules on criminal law measures for recovery of criminal proceeds. In the future, enforcement of financial claims against criminal offenders will be widely handled by the public prosecution. Whilst the new rules may facilitate access to compensation for private parties affected by crimes, intellectual property right

Combatting illegal pharma trade – IP enforcement brochure

We are delighted to announce the launch of our Combatting illegal pharma trade enforcement guide. This publication is a pharmaceutical industry-specific brochure which complements our suite of brand and trademark protection and enforcement guides (Integrated IP Enforcement in Europe and Global Brand Protection). This guide analyses the challenges facing the pharmaceutical industry with a focus on the international black market on one

CJEU: Comparative advertising – Putting prices into perspective

This short IP Enforcement Focus v-log covers a welcome confirmation from the CJEU on some comparative or misleading advertising ground rules. In case C-562/15 between Carrefour and Intermarché, the legality of the former’s claim of lower prices than any competitor was called into question. The central issue here was based around whether hypermarket prices were being compared to those of smaller

Global IP Outlook publication – Two steps forward and a look back

Shifts in the global political landscape; developments in intellectual property and technology law; and the emergence of disruptive technologies. Businesses need to adapt and stay ahead of the curve to protect, enforce and manage their IP. In this publication, our global Intellectual Property Team provides an overview of the key trends that shaped our work

MIP Global IP Awards – HL teams win EU TM team & DE Contentious award

We are delighted to have been presented with the following two awards in yesterday´s Managing Intellectual Property Global IP Awards Ceremony: European Trademark Team of the Year German Contentious Team of the Year These awards recognise the outstanding firms of the past 12 months and, alongside our team´s MIP Stars awards, they reflect our IP professionals’ hard work and success

CJEU clarifies need-to-know in IP infringement

In this short IP Enforcement Focus v-log we discuss IP Owners’ right of information in accordance with Article 8 of the EU IP Rights Enforcement Directive. Specifically the interplay between proceedings to obtain measures such as cease and desist rights – and obtaining information from the infringer. The CJEU was requested to make a preliminary ruling by the Supreme