Area of focus

Electronics and Consumer Appliances

Do you have questions about long-term compliance with consumer or product safety regulations or consumer liability risks? Questions about the privacy and cybersecurity issues raised by connected devices or questions relating to the collection, purchase, or use of personal data? Concerns about sourcing, supply chain, or...

Representative experience

Leading consumer product company on development and classification of a consumer-oriented wearable sensor and associated mobile application in multiple jurisdictions.

Global product manufacturer in putative nationwide class action alleging various fraud- and warranty-based claims relating to the design of washing machines.

U.S. retailer and global product manufacturer in putative nationwide class action alleging various fraud- and warranty-based claims relating to “refresh rate” of LED High-Definition televisions.

Product manufacturers and retailers regarding consumer and commercial product warranties, terms and conditions of sale, and/or arbitration and dispute resolution clauses.

Various manufacturers and retailers of electronics and consumer appliances on privacy and data breaches, including prelitigation advice and risk assessments.

Hogan Lovells Publications

How the Internet of Things could redefine product safety and liability in the EU

How big is the Internet of Things (IoT)? It’s likely that there will be tens of billions of connected devices in use by 2020. As this massive network of “things” keeps...

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Following a cyber attack, IoT device manufacturers, data controllers, and sellers could face liability under the EU’s Product Liability Directive and the GDPR

Advancements in technology may provide consumers with a continuous stream of upgraded products, but they’re also proving that current security and privacy regulations fall short...

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Over-the-air software updates for IoT devices present companies with product liability and safety opportunities — and challenges

Mobile devices within the Internet of Things (IoT) are continuously benefitting from rapid technological advancements. And once those devices are sold to consumers, over-the-air (OTA)...

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Global media, technology, and communications quarterly - Spring 2018

AI technologies present a variety of commercial opportunities and the potential to change our daily lives. At the same time, there are many legal, policy, commercial and strategic...

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Product liability, safety, and compliance: What you should know before launching an innovative product

Before any new product is released into the market, companies should assess its product liability, safety, and compliance. But the launch of an innovative product presents a unique set of...

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