Name: Paul Maeyaert
Law firm: Altius
Paul Maeyaert was admitted to the Brussels Bar
in 1986 and has since specialised in trademark
and distribution law. He has been a partner at Altius since
2002. Maeyaert has represented clients in industries ranging
from consumer goods and food and drink to pharmaceuticals
and technology. He is a member of the board of directors of the
Belgian Copyright Association, as well as the Benelux Association
of Trademark and Design Law.
Name: Annick Mottet Haugaard
Law firm: Lydian
As a senior partner in Lydian’s commercial and
litigation practice and head of the firm’s IP team,
Annick Mottet Haugaard is a reputed Belgian expert in IP law.
She is especially known for her anti-counterfeiting work. Since
2010, Haugaard has been a member of the Belgian Council for
Intellectual Property. She has successfully represented the
University of Ghent in a patent dispute and is helping Ferrari
protect its brand against a fan who is selling second-hand cars
using the company’s trademarks.
Name: Philippe Péters
Law firm: NautaDutilh
Philippe Péters has significant experience in trademark,
copyright, information technology, and commercial litigation. He
has presented trademark cases before the Court of Justice of the
European Union. Péters joined NautaDutilh as partner in 1994 and
was appointed managing partner of the firm’s Belgium office in
2014. He has represented clients that include Unilever, the Scotch
Whisky Association, GSK, Warner and Nestlé.
Name: Flip Petillion
Law firm: Petillion
Flip Petillion is a leading dispute resolution
lawyer at Petillion. He is known as a court
litigator and as counsel in mostly international arbitrations. He
also regularly acts as an arbitrator. He represents multinationals
and individual portfolio holders in industries including IP, IT, media
and entertainment, internet, fashion, art, postal, telecoms, energy,
construction and real estate, automotive, aviation and aerospace.
Name: Christian Dekoninck
Law firm: Taylor Wessing
Christian Dekoninck is a partner in Taylor Wessing’s intellectual
property/IT group. His practice covers all aspects of IP law,
but he focuses in particular on patent litigation, mainly in the
pharmaceutical sector. He also has significant experience in IP
issues specific to the life sciences industry, such as the interface
between IP and regulatory issues.
Name: Dieter Delarue
Law firm: Van Innis & Delarue
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Previously a senior associate at Allen & Overy, Dieter Delarue
is now the managing partner and co-founder of Van Innis &
Delarue. His specialities range from complex patent disputes
to trademark infringement proceedings and litigation involving
copyright. Delarue has experience dealing with high-stakes
litigation in areas such as contractual disputes, defamation and
unfair competition. In addition, he has assisted companies with
licensing agreements, and investors or other law firms with the
IP aspects of corporate transactions. He has degrees from Ghent
University, in Belgium, and the George Washington University
Law School in Washington, DC.
Name: Geert Glas
Law firm: Allen & Overy
Geert Glas is a partner at Allen & Overy and
specialises in life sciences, media, IT, and internet
law. He is a member of a number of professional associations
including INTA and the Benelux Association of Trade Marks and
Design Law, and is currently the president of the Benelux Council
for Intellectual Property.
Name: Peter L’Ecluse
Law firm: Van Bael & Bellis
Peter L’Ecluse’s practice focuses on life sciences,
competition law and intellectual property rights.
For several years, he has acted as co-counsel for one of the
largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, handling multijurisdictional
patent litigation while defending valuable patents
covering various active substances against generic competitors.
He often advises on supplementary protection certificate patent
extension issues and assists clients in dealing with counterfeit
trade in pharmaceuticals.
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