From our Brussels office we offer a one stop shop for all intellectual property rights’ services, including trade marks, designs, copyright, patents, trade secrets and domain names in Belgium. For trade mark and design portfolio management we also provide services for the unitary Benelux and EU titles.
Whether is it managing your portfolio or defending your interests we understand that intellectual property rights are critical to the success and longevity of your business and our team of practitioners have worked on some of the most pioneering European cases for clients across a variety of sectors from FMCG, pharmaceuticals and engineering to automotive and agriculture.
Our team offers supports in all aspects of brand protection, trade marks and designs including: portfolio strategy; availability searches; brand searches and risk reports; watch services; in-use investigation reports; clearance opinions; filing and prosecuting (national, Benelux, EU and international); representation before the EUIPO and WIPO; drafting co-branding, co-existence, sponsorship, co-ownership, license and transfer agreements; due diligence reports; EU-wide customs protection; design issues; and trade mark trolling.
We are experts in defending your interests before the Belgian courts and in advisory work in all intellectual property rights. We have experience in litigating in Belgium both on the assertive and on the defending side and have built up on excellent reputation in assisting and representing our clients.
We also have experience in proceedings before the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP), the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and have represented brand owners in appeals to the General Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Through our colleagues and network of intellectual property specialists in other jurisdictions, we are perfectly positioned to help you with multijurisdictional disputes and proceedings all of types.
We understand not only the legal but also the technical aspects that come into play and are focused on providing strategic and tailored advice.
We are actively involved in IP policy development and thought leadership and many of our team are members of the leading industry bodies including INTA, AIPPI, Marques, BMM, APRAM and ECTA and PTMG.
Our team are consistently ranked in highest tiers by legal directories such as Chambers, Legal 500, Managing IP, IAM Patents and World Trademark Review.