Germany: Hogan Lovells at Forum seminar on new EU ‘trade secrets’ directive EU Directive 2016/943 on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure must be implemented in the EU Member States by June 2018. The Directive seeks to address the increasing importance of trade secrets, the growing threat to classified information and how to effectively combat industrial espionage and protect secrets. View Full Post
LimeGreen Live: ITC Section 337 Investigations Webinar – 1 March Join us for the first webinar in the LimeGreen Live series which will focus on the International Trade Commission (ITC) Section 337 Investigations. The webinar will include a panel discussion with former ITC Administrative Law Judge, Theodore Essex, Head of Hogan Lovells IP, Media & Technology Americas Practice, Celine Crowson, and former ITC Trial Lawyers Association President, Tony PezzanoView Full Post
Total Brand Care Q&A – Product labeling and packaging in Europe Hogan Lovells Total Brand Care is our firmwide holistic approach to creating, commercializing and protecting our clients’ most valuable asset – their brands. Creative product labeling and packaging can help promote and add value to a brand but if pushed too far over the legal line then there may be resulting claims, regulatory investigations and recalls which in turn will damage a brand’s reputation and value, so it is important for Total Brand Care to review and authorise labeling and packaging in a careful but practical manner. View Full Post
Hong Kong seminar review: What to say and what not to say – navigating the increasingly complex advertising laws On 30 January 2018, our Hong Kong office hosted an interactive discussion on the increasingly complex legal landscape of advertising activities in Hong Kong and China. Partner Eugene Low and our guest speaker, Dr. Albert Ho, practising barrister and former Assistant Commissioner of the Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department, provided their insights on some hot topics in this area of law. View Full Post
IPMT Plays Important Role in Innovative Nuclear Fuel Commercialization Joint Venture Nuclear fuel technology development company Lightbridge Corporation (NASDAQ: LTBR) was represented by a cross-practice Hogan Lovells team in its recently announced joint venture with Framatome, a leading provider of nuclear fuel, components, and reactor services. Under the announced deal, the two companies agreed to form Enfission, a 50-50 joint venture company to develop, license, and sell nuclear fuel assemblies based on Lightbridge-designed metallic fuel technology and other advanced nuclear fuel intellectual property.  View Full Post