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Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP

David Taylor

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Intellectual Property

Position

Intellectual Property, Domain Names. 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.

Career

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

Languages

English & French

Member

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)


France: Industry focus

IT, telecoms and the internet

Within: IT, telecoms and the internet

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP’s outstanding client base in the internet sector includes eBay, PayPal and Facebook. The practice advises on strategic internet matters, including data privacy matters which are handled through Winston Maxwell. David Taylor and counsel Jane Seager have unmatched expertise in France and globally for domain name issues. Christine Gateau is another name to note. IT and telecoms matters are also areas of practice.

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France: Intellectual property

Trade marks, designs and copyrights

Within: Leading individuals

David Taylor - Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP (domain names)

Within: Trade marks, designs and copyrights

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLPalways provides trusted advice and staffs cases appropriately’. The ‘very smart and highly regarded’ team is ‘expert in its field’ and advises many leading companies, especially in the healthcare sector. The firm is involved in several strategic and multi-jurisdictional cases. ASOS, Beiersdorf and McDonald’s are clients. Practice head Marie-Aimée de Dampierre and counsel Olivia Bernardeau-Paupe are the key contacts. The firm also has a ‘very strong team with a level of expertise that is very rarely found elsewhere’ for domain name protection of global brands, where Facebook and eBay are clients. David Taylor has ‘a deep background of global enforcement and clients can rely on him to protect their global brands’; counsel Jane Seager is ‘highly knowledgeable and provides strong advice in filing enforcement actions around the world’.

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