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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 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.


English & French


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.

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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.

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    After years of debate, on 14 June 2012 and in its last days of office, the Legislative Council finally enacted Hong Kong’s first cross- sector competition law.
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  • The new French regulation applying to national insurance contributions for managers and shareholders

    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.

    The People's Republic of China has initiated an overhaul of its social security system, reformed the personal taxation regime and has extended the scope of these laws to foreigners residing in China.

    The Kingdom of Morocco is supporting the ambition of becoming the leading financial place for Africa. In this context, a wave of draft laws is to be passed and implemented within the following months, amongst which, the Law No. 53.08, setting up a new financial authority, and the Law No. 54.08, reforming public offering rules, are of paramount importance to Moroccan and foreign issuers, and financial institutions.

    The opportunities offered to foreign investors by the Chinese mergers and acquisitions market are increasing every year: in 2010, transactions involving foreign companies came to 60.1 billion euros, an increase of 21.2% compared with 2009. Seen from the West, where markets are declining, all sectors of the Chinese economy seem to be undergoing promising development and the statistics indicate that the Middle Empire will be a lasting springboard for growth.
  • Prime de Partage des Profits

    Le dispositif L’article 1er de la loi de financement rectificative de la Sécurité sociale pour 2011 oblige les sociétés commerciales de 50 salariés et plus, dont les dividendes par part sociale ou par action sont en augmentation par rapport à la moyenne des deux années précédentes, à verser une prime à l’ensemble de leurs salariés

    Types of investors The private equity (PE) funds that are active in Bulgaria are not raised or registered in the country. Some Bulgarian PE funds were raised recently, but there are no statistics as to the sources of their funding, their number, the funds that were accumulated, etc.

  • Landmark decision by French Competition Authority in conditioned LPG case

    cartel case closed after discovery that leniency application was largely based on forgeries and rejection of collective dominant position objection.
  • 2012 supplementary budget

    The second supplementary budget published in the Official Gazette September 19, 2011 provides for two key measures that affect the deferral of tax losses and taxation of capital gains realized on the sale of equity securities .
  • Actualité législative fiscale

    Au delà des mesures applicables à l’ensemble des contribuables (telles que la limitation du report des déficits ou la réforme du mode de calcul des plus values sur cessions de participations),le plan de réduction des déficits annoncé le 24 août dernier par le gouvernement comprend des mesures qui intéressent spécifiquement les acteurs du secteur financier.