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Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP

David Taylor

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Hogan Lovells US LLP

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Intellectual Property


David is a partner in the Intellectual Property, Media and Technology Group. He is admitted to practice law at the English and Paris Bars. He specializes in Internet related intellectual property, and in particular the protection of brands online covering trade mark and copyright issues, keywords, social media, domain names and new gTLDs. He also advises on data protection and privacy, intermediary liability, encryption regulation and security issues, software licensing and development agreements. David is a panelist within several international domain name organizations. Memberships: WIPO, CMAP, UDRP, ICANN, INTA.


English & French


ICANN (Internet Corporation For Assigned Names And Numbers) - Member Of The Intellectual Property Constituency and GNSO Council; INTA (International Trademark Association); ECTA (European Communities Trade Mark Association)


The College of Law, York, 1994; Doctorate in Physics, University of Grenoble, 199; Masters of Engineering in Materials Engineering, Birmingham University, 1989

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

Trade marks, designs and copyright

Within: Leading individuals

David Taylor - 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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    French insurance contributions on executive and shareholder remuneration (pay + dividends) have been substantially increased by the National Insurance Funding for 2013 Act, No. 2012-1404, of 17th December 2012. Until 31st December 2012, all dividends were subject to national insurance contributions on unearned income but henceforth, under Article L136-3 of the National Insurance Code, amended by Act No. 2012-1404, certain dividends   are considered as pay received by executives and shareholders and are therefore subject to the national insurance contributions on pay. The Act also abolished the ceiling on health insurance contributions payable by the self-employed and all this means that businesses must rethink the way that they have been structured until now.

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