Intellectual Property & IT
The IP & IT team advises on all aspects of intellectual property and technology protection, including trademarks and trade names, copyrights, design rights, patents, domain names and trade secrets. Our unique, integrated approach also allows us to combine our IP, IT and tax expertise and to offer both transactional and litigation support.
Strategic IP advice and litigation support
Our IP expertise includes providing strategic advice and drafting and negotiating contractual documentation for intellectual property transactions (licenses, co-existence agreements, assignments of IP rights, etc.). We also represent our clients in litigation before the courts and in alternative dispute resolution proceedings in intellectual property related disputes.
Broad expertise in I(C)T law
The speed of innovation in IT is high. This offers new opportunities, but it also gives rise to challenging legal issues. We regularly draft and negotiate service and maintenance agreements, software licenses, e-commerce terms and other IT related agreements. We also advise on cybersecurity and telecom laws and represent our clients in dispute resolution (in court and via arbitration) in these fields.
Our unique selling points
We have a great deal of experience in providing strategic advice to companies in various industry sectors to help them tackle their IP and/or IT challenges, in preparing and negotiating contracts, conducting audits, etc. If legal action becomes unavoidable, you can also count on our dispute resolution experience, always with a result-oriented approach.
StéphanieDe SmedtAttorney at law Associate
Stéphanie De Smedt is a member of the Loyens & Loeff Litigation & Risk Management Practice Group in Belgium and a key member of the firm-wide Privacy and Data Protection Team. She is an associate in our Brussels office.T: +32 2 773 23 77 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
YvesVan CouterAttorney at law Partner
Yves Van Couter is a Loyens & Loeff partner based in Brussels. He is a member of the Litigation & Risk Management Practice Group, heads the firm-wide Food & Beverages Team and co-heads the Data Protection & Privacy Team.T: +32 2 773 23 69 E: email@example.com