David Taylor is a lawyer and partner in the Intellectual Property, Media and Technology practice of the the international law firm of Lovells, and is based in Paris.
David originally trained as an engineer in the U.K. and followed his studies with a Ph.D. in Physics in France.
Work with Lovells
With 220 lawyers specializing in IP, Lovells is one of the largest practices of its kind worldwide. He now specializes in internet related intellectual property and, in particular, the protection of brands online. David is interested in domain names and heads up the Lovells Domain Name Practice, which covers the registration, recovery and protection of domain names and clients' rights in over 160 jurisdictions, currently managing over 11,000 ccTLDs via "Anchovy". He also advises on website design and development, encryption regulation and security issues, public key infrastructure (including digital signatures and certificates) together with software licensing and development agreements.
Recently, David has been involved in advising clients with regard to registrations and disputes under .EU.
Professional and Governmental Organizations
David is a member of the World Intellectual Property Organization's (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Centre, deciding domain name disputes between parties via the UDRP. He is also an arbitrator and member of the Advisory Board for .EU with the Czech Arbitration Court, a domain name mediator for .FR with CMAP (Centre de Médiation et d'Arbitrage de Paris), and a panelist for the Malaysian domain name .MY.
David Taylor is a member of the Society for Computers and Law, ECTA, INTA, Marques, and ICANN's Intellectual Property Constituency. That consituency has in turn elected him to represent the body and Europe within the GNSO. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of Trademark World and a regular contributor to the World Trademark Law Report. He was also President of the European Young Bar Association from 1998 to 1999, and 1999 to 2000.