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Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP
75378 PARIS
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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

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France > Industry focus > Industry focus: IT, telecoms and the internet

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David Taylor

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP

The multi-disciplinary team at Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP covers the full gamut of corporate, litigation, competition and employment matters in the IT and communications industry. A leading global technology company appointed a team led by corporate expert Winston Maxwell and litigator Christine Gateau to handle high-profile and sensitive data privacy litigation with the support of counsel Patrice Navarro, while Xavier Doumen assisted Korean internet company Naver with its acquisition of the Xerox Research Centre in Grenoble. In other highlights, the team is advising on regulatory questions pertaining to competition law, e-commerce, distribution and data privacy, for example in the context of connected devices. Also notable is David Taylor, who regularly advises clients such as Facebook and eBay on the protection of their brands online through the recuperation of domain names globally.

France > Intellectual property > Intellectual property: Trade marks and designs

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David Taylor

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP

The dedicated intellectual property and media technology team at Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP fields a specialist domain names offering jointly headed by Jane Seager and David Taylor. Counsel Olivia Bernardeau-Paupe is currently leading the advice to a heavyweight global restaurant chain on the protection of its intangible assets and image rights in France, while Marie-Aimée de Dampierre continues to represent Lego in all the contentious and advisory aspects of the management of its intellectual property portfolio, particularly pertaining to customs seizures. Facebook is also a key client and regularly benefits from Seager and Taylor’s counsel on the recovery of domain names.

Paris > Secteurs et industries > Technologies de l’information, informatique, internet et télécoms

Within: Les grands avocats du marché: IT -

David Taylor

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP offre une gamme complète de compétences à destination de groupes spécialisés dans les secteurs des nouvelles technologies et de la communication; y compris des expertises complémentaires en droit des sociétés, en droit de la concurrence, en droit social et en contentieux. Un leader mondial des technologies a récemment fait appel aux expertises de Winston Maxwell en droit des sociétés et de Christine Gateau en contentieux, pour gérer une affaire sensible en matière de données personnelles, à laquelle Patrice Navarro (counsel) a également apporté sa contribution. Xavier Doumen a conseillé l’entreprise internet coréenne Naver sur l’acquisition du Xerox Research Centre à Grenoble. L’équipe a également traité des questions réglementaires en lien avec des problématiques de droit de la concurrence et de la distribution, d’e-commerce et de données personnelles, notamment dans le secteur des objets connectés. Enfin, David Taylor est le conseil de clients tels que Facebook et eBay s’agissant de la protection et des procédures de récupération de noms de domaine.