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Dr Morten Petersenn

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Hogan Lovells US LLP

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Intellectual Property


Well-versed in IP litigation, Morten Petersenn advises on the field of trademarks, designs, copyrights and false advertisement claims.

Morten's key area lies in the field of the internet. He often advises on conflicts related to online shops or online marketing, such as domain name conflicts, fake websites, non-compliance of websites or mobile advertisement with regulatory rules.

Morten has a large number of clients from the fashion and luxury industry as well as manufacturers and distributors of consumer products. For example, Morten has represented clients in parallel import cases of textile products originating outside the EU. He also often litigates cases involving counterfeits or lookalike products from competitors. He represents clients in unfair competition cases, often regarding misleading statements or comparative advertising.

Germany: Intellectual property

Trade marks and unfair competition

Within: Trade marks and unfair competition

Hogan Lovells International LLP took a step forward in its Hamburg, Frankfurt and Düsseldorf-based practices with the counsel promotions of Thorsten Klinger, Fabian Pfuhl and Marcus Schönknecht in January 2018 and of Marlen A. Mittelstein in January 2019, simultaneously counterpointing the departure of several senior associates. Morten Petersenn, who heads the European IPMT practice, acted for the community of heirs Baklan in a matter that was initiated in 2017: he represented the client at the Higher Regional Court in Karlsruhe in a dispute regarding the right to use the trade marks BAKTAT and BAK, which besides trade mark issues also involved international private law and inheritance law problems. Susanne Karow’s management of Canyon Bicycles’ international trade mark portfolio and global chair Leopold von Gerlach’s advice to Citi Group on strategic matters and portfolio development show the team’s strength in the non-contentious area. A highlight in domain law was Petersenn’s representation of Chanje in an action against a user of chanje domains in the Netherlands. Other clients include CeramTec, eBay and FlixBus. Yvonne Draheim and copyright expert Nils Rauer are also key contacts. The renowned Andreas Bothe heads the IPTM practice in Germany.

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