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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.

Article - 05 July 2018

Trade Secrets: Belgium on its way to compliance

Short refresher: on 8 June 2016, the European legislator adopted a new Trade Secrets Directive. Let us have a look at its cornerstones.
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Trade Secrets: Belgium on its way to compliance

Trade Secrets: Belgium on its way to compliance

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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.