Practice

Copyright

Copyright is what we do — globally.

Representative experience

Google in the "Innocence of Muslims" Garcia v Google case, successfully seeking en banc reversal of a controversial and major 9th Circuit decision requiring Google/YouTube to take down the film.

Blizzard Entertainment Inc. and its business partner in China, NetEase, in copyright infringement and unfair competition dispute against a Chinese gaming company regarding infringement of Blizzard's online game.

Successfully defending an NFL club in allegations of copyright infringement relating to a logo design and its contribution to royalties received from merchandise bearing the logo.

Successfully advising Fox Group on unauthorized downloading, conversion to digital, and online free distribution of several TV series in France prior to their showing on French TV.

In a precedent-setting victory, we prevailed in proceedings before the Court of Justice of European Union regarding the digitizing and making available of copyright-protected content through dedicated library terminals.

Representing major computer manufacturers against claims for copyright levies in Germany and a major German collecting agency in a landmark case dealing with the distribution of copyright levies.

Obtaining victory for The Walt Disney Company on a copyright infringement claim relating to the movie "Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl."

Hogan Lovells Publications

Global IP outlook 2019: Two steps forward and a look back

2018 posed new opportunities and challenges for IP-rich businesses, with major new legislation introduced in Europe to govern trademark and trade secret protection; significant and...

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Press Releases

Embedding preview images is not copyright infringement, rules German court

BERLIN, 26 July 2018 - In a recent landmark ruling in favour of Hogan Lovells' client German Digital Library (Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek), the Berlin Court of Appeal confirmed that...

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