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Fernand de Visscher

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Practice Areas

As a specialist in intellectual property, Fernand de Visscher notably handles questions relating to patents and to the protection of designs and artistic and literary works. Fernand's experience also includes media law, distribution (dealerships, franchises, etc.), computer science, the internet, domain names, including contract law and competition issues in these fields.

He assists Belgian and international enterprises in these areas, covering a wide range of structural and contractual operations and disputes requiring resolution via negotiation, mediation or pleadings before all Belgian and European courts.

Fernand de Visscher is also a member of our Supreme Court team and handles those matters relating to intellectual property, market practices and competition law.

He is a former lecturer at the Centre for International Studies in Intellectual Property (CEIPI, Strasbourg) and was visiting lecturer at UCLouvain from 2007 to 2017.

Professional Memberships

Fernand de Visscher has been appointed by the Belgian FPS Economy as President of the Industrial Property section of the Council for Intellectual Property.

Fernand is also a member of the editorial board of Revue de Droit Intellectuel l’Ingénieur-Conseil and of Journal des Tribunaux.

He is a member of the AIPPI and a former president of the Belgian group.