Area of focus

Retail and Consumer Goods

The global retail and consumer goods team at Hogan Lovells works with the world's most recognized brands. We advise businesses at every level — from business restructuring to marketing, distribution, and operations. We understand the complexities behind e-commerce, privacy, data transfer, mobile payments, and real...

Representative experience

Advised a global retailer in relation to dawn raids by the Italian tax authorities and the seizure the client’s products for alleged non-compliant product labeling and packaging.

Representing a Fortune 500 lifestyle apparel company in its global compliance issues.

Advising a global retail company on employment agreements, employee and HR policies/ standard terms and conditions as part of a wider due diligence exercise.

Arranging supply and distribution agreement on behalf of our client, Fast Retailing, with respect to brick-and-mortar and online sales of J Brand Jeans in various geographies worldwide.

Advised a video games manufacturer on the launch, marketing, and distribution of various hardware and software products, and on major outsourcing deals.

Advised Estee Lauder on the relocation of their European headquarters in London.

 

Hogan Lovells Publications

USPTO reiterates commitment to detect and prevent fraudulent foreign trademark applications LimeGreen IP News

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently reiterated its commitment to stemming the tide of inaccurate and fraudulent trademark applications originating primarily from China.

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Copycat Flattened by Patent & Trade Dress Jury Verdict in Win for Tieks Shoes

The maker of the Tieks ballet flat Gavrieli Brands walked away with over $2.1 million when a federal jury found Soto Massini’s competing designs infringed on Tieks’ patents and...

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Connectivity, smart technologies, and consumer data

Consumers demand connectivity and smart features for a growing range of products – from appliances to toothbrushes and even apparel.

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The legal implications of brand blanding Alert

In the trademark world, 2018 was notable for the number of well-known brands that chose to shorten and "universalize" their names, to simplify or drop their logos, or to rebrand entirely....

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Report ordered by President Trump will shape future administration action on counterfeit and pirated goods International Trade Alert

President Trump's Memorandum on Combating Trafficking in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods (memorandum) commissions a report, due 30 October 2019, requiring the collection and analysis of...

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The impact of intellectual property on artificial intelligence Alert

As artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are integrated into an increasing number of products and services, protection and enforcement issues involving patents and trade secrets ...

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