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David specialises in Internet related Intellectual property, online brand protection, trade mark and copyright issues, domain names (registration, recuperation and management of client portfolios via the Anchovy® service), data protection, encryption and security issues, together with software licensing and development agreements. David heads up a specialist International Internet Domain Name Practice at Hogan Lovells covering global strategy, new generic Top Level Domain (new gTLD) advice, centralised registration, recuperation and management of domain name portfolios on a worldwide basis (in over 200 ccTLDs and all gTLDs). He is a domain name panelist / expert / arbitrator with WIPO, Nominet and the Czech Arbitration Court. He is a member of the Intellectual Property Constituency (IPC), was a member of the Implementation Recommendation Team (IRT) and recently finished a 3 year term on both the ICANN GNSO Council and as a special advisor to the INTA Internet Committee.
After graduating as an Engineer from Birmingham University, David went on to study in France where he obtained a doctorate in Physics. Having spent the past 20 years in Paris, David is qualified both in the United Kingdom and in France. Solicitor, Lovells, London, 1995-97; David was a Research Engineer at the C.N.R.S., Grenoble, France, 1989-92. He then returned to the United Kingdom to become a solicitor. Before moving to Paris in 1997, David joined the Lovells London office in 1995 and he became a partner in 2006.
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NTA (International Trademark Association); ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers); ECTA (European Communities Trade Mark Association); MARQUES; The European Young Bar Association (EYBA) (former President 1998-2000); Society for Computers and Law; The Law Society's European Group
Solicitor, England and Wales, (1997); Avocat Communautaire enrolled at the Paris Bar (1997); College of Law, York (1994); University of Grenoble, France, Doctorate in Physics (1992); Birmingham University, England, Masters of Engineering in Materials Engineering (1989)
France: Industry focus
IT, telecoms and the internet
Within: IT, telecoms and the internet
Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP is instructed by the world’s largest internet companies, such as eBay and Facebook, advising on issues such as sensitive data privacy matters; the practice also advises on telecoms. Winston Maxwell is co-head of the firm’s practice globally. Through David Taylor, the firm also ranks as one of the leading players at international level for domain names issues, wherein the team regularly advises Facebook.
France: Intellectual property
Trade marks, designs and copyrights
Within: Trade marks, designs and copyrights
Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP represents leading French and international groups in domestic and multi-jurisdictional matters. The practice is involved in sensitive matters in the luxury goods and life sciences sectors. It successfully represented Beiersdorf in a dispute initiated by Laboratoires Garnier and L’Oréal for trade mark infringement regarding hygiene products. McDonald’s and Shiseido are also clients. Marie-Aimée de Dampierre heads the practice, in which counsel Olivia Bernardeau-Paupe is highly rated. The firm also has one of the world’s leading practices in the field of domain names, where companies such as Facebook are clients. David Taylor heads the global domain names practice. Xavier Buffet Delmas left the firm.