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ALTIUS

Intellectual Property

3 ranked lawyersBand 1BelgiumEurope 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Front-running firm with an established reputation for handling a large range of significant domestic and international IP matters. Practice boasts particular expertise acting on trade mark and colour mark infringement, plant variety rights, copyright cases and patent infringement and opposition litigation, notably within the pharmaceutical and food and beverage sectors. Offers notable experience in parallel import cases and anti-counterfeiting mandates, as well as assisting with non-contentious licensing agreements.

Strengths

One client praises the firm's "high level of understanding in IP" and appreciates that "well-founded advice is provided."

Another client stresses the firm's "excellent service" and particularly highlights that the lawyers are "very good listeners."

A commentator highlights that it is "a top firm" for intellectual property mandates.

Work highlights

Defended SESVanderHave in plant variety right annulment proceedings.

Notable practitioners

Christophe Ronse stands out for his work on patent infringement and parallel import cases, particularly in the pharmaceutical and consumer goods sectors. An interviewee enthuses that he is an "excellent lawyer" and particularly highlights his "strategic views."

Olivier Vrins represents clients from the luxury goods sector in trade mark and colour mark infringement proceedings, as well as acting on parallel import and anti-counterfeiting matters. One client lauds him as "a brilliant lawyer who always gives us very comprehensive and deep advice."

Philippe de Jong has a broad practice, covering patent infringement, parallel imports and plant variety rights. One client reports: "I am always impressed by his thorough knowledge, which he manages to translate into applications that fit a company."

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Overview

Our Intellectual Property team is one of the largest IP teams in Belgium. Our IP expertise covers all the traditional branches of IP law and unfair competition, as well as more recent technology-related disciplines. We also represent major players in the media and entertainment sectors, and we are increasingly involved in regulatory disputes in the innovative drug and seed industries.

We assist clients in the following areas:

  • Patents

  • Trademarks
  • Industrial Designs

  • Domain Names

  • Plant Variety Rights

  • Geographical Indications

  • IT & TMT

  • Trade practice including unfair competition

  • Parallel Trade Matters

  • Anti-Counterfeiting

  • Personality rights

Our strongest “niches” in IP are: Patents, life sciences, anti-counterfeiting and parallel trade matters, geographical indications, plant variety rights, trademarks (and designs) and software piracy.

ALTIUS’s Litigation expertise covers all aspects of dispute resolution, including arbitration. ALTIUS has also been involved in ground-breaking litigation before the European Courts (CJEU and GC) and in numerous high-profile IP cases before the Belgian courts.

Clients

Bayer

Breeders Trust

Capri Sun

Mars

Mitsubishi

Novartis

Pixley Berries

Roche

Sanoma Media Belgium

Industries

Automobiles & Parts

Chemicals

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Food & Drink Producers

Health Care

Industrial Engineering

Media

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Retail

Software & Computer Services

Sports

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Intellectual Property Department

ALTIUS

firm
Department location

Tour & Taxis Building, Havenlaan 86C

Box 414

Avenue du Port

Brussels

Brussels Capital Region

Belgium

1000

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Belgium

Intellectual Property


Christophe Ronse
Band 1
Olivier Vrins
Band 2
Philippe de Jong
Band 3