Bird & Bird

Intellectual Property Department

Belgium
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What the team is known for Strong team highly regarded by the market for its dedication to the Belgian IP sphere and particularly recognised for its international clientele, hailing from the manufacturing, food and drink and pharmaceutical sectors. Advises client on trade mark infringements, copyright cases and patent litigation. Adept at handling cross-border mandates, with experience operating in jurisdictions such as the UK and the Netherlands.

Strengths Clients highlight the team for its "deep and extensive knowledge of Belgian copyright legislation."

Another client greatly appreciates the firm's "experience, timings and speed of replies."

Work highlights Represented AB InBev before the EUIPO in opposition to various trade mark applications.

Notable practitioners


Benoit van Asbroeck
is well regarded by clients, who comment: "He provides us with detailed input and precise legal review." He advises clients on contentious trade mark and copyright matters, as well as intellectual property contractual matters.


Jean-Christophe Troussel
is highly experienced in contentious and non-contentious trade mark matters, including representing clients in infringement disputes and assisting with portfolio management. Troussel is endorsed by clients as a "flexible and business-oriented" individual.