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Jane Seager

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With years' of experience in Intellectual Property, Media and Technology law, a practical and a client focused attitude, Jane Seager, partner, has advised many clients on brand protection online, in particular regarding the protection and recuperation of domain names in many jurisdictions across the globe. Jane also advises on portfolio management and strategy, especially in relation to new gTLDs, as well as on many technology related issues such as phishing, cyber-security, take down of websites and social media, and has negotiated the sale and purchase of a number of IT related assets such as IPv4 addresses, domain names and app names. Jane is a UDRP panelist with the World Intellectual Property Organization and the Czech Arbitration Court and is also a panelist with Nominet, AFNIC and the Czech Arbitration Court in relation to domain name disputes under .CO.UK, .FR and EU respectively.


Before joining the firm in 2004, Jane spent two years as a trainee solicitor at a well-known specialized intellectual property/technology law firm in London and three years as a solicitor in the company/commercial department of a large city firm. She then spent two years acting as internal counsel for one of the “big five” auditing firms in Paris, advising their information technology consultants in Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa.


English, French


ECTA, INTA and The Society for Computers and Law


Masters, Université Paris II, Panthéon-Assas, 2004; LPC, The College of Law, York, 1995; CPE, The College of Law, York, 1994; B.A., University of Durham, 1992

France: Industry focus

IT, telecoms and the Internet

Within: IT, telecoms and the Internet

The ‘very pragmatic and reactive’ TMT team at Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP covers corporate, employment, litigation and competition law in the IT, telecoms and technology space. Recommended dispute resolution expert Christine Gateau is handling a number of litigation cases pertaining to the right to be forgotten and data privacy issues, while also guiding clients through the French regulatory landscape. On the new technology front, Winston Maxwell regularly advises on data privacy issues arising from the development of connected vehicles, as well as on licensing and contractual matters pertaining to new IT tools for fintech clients. Also noteworthy is domain name expert David Taylor who recently acted for Facebook, eBay and several of its subsidiaries in the recuperation of domain names in numerous jurisdictions. Jane Seager was recently promoted to partner and Patrice Navarro became counsel.

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France: Intellectual property


Within: Patents

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP’s Stanislas Roux-Vaillard recently defended Icos, an affiliate of Eli Lilly, in proceedings against the validity of its European urology patent covering Cialis; he also worked at a multijurisdictional level to defend Bristol-Myers Squibbs in a special protection certificate nullification action brought by Teva in France. The team’s recent caseload also includes a number of infringement claims in the technology space, the defence of a company in the transport infrastructure sector against an invention claim by a former employee, and a transfer of patents and trade secret portfolios in the context of a major corporate transaction for a major energy company. Other notable clients include Hollister Inc, SNF Floeger and Merz Pharma. Jane Seager made partner and Marie-Aimée De Dampierre heads the team.

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Trade marks, designs and copyright

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Jane Seager - Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP (domain names)

Within: Trade marks, designs and copyright

Marie-Aimée de Dampierre heads Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP’s intellectual property, media and technology practice, which also includes newly promoted partner Jane Seager and David Taylor, who has in-depth knowledge of internet-related intellectual property issues, especially online copyright, trade marks and domain names; he frequently assists Facebook with the recuperation of domain names and with a number of litigious matters pertaining to the client’s potential liability as a hosting provider and website editor. Counsel Olivia Bernardeau-Paupe advises McDonald’s on the protection and enforcement of its copyright and trade mark portfolios as well as its image rights, and de Dampierre provides ongoing counsel to Lego in connection with customs seizures and civil and criminal proceedings. Other notable clients include Hollister Inc, Pepsi and Beiersdorf. Stanislas Roux-Vaillard is in charge of the patents sub-team and is also a key contact.

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