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Intellectual Property - Belgium
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Florence Verhoestraete has practiced intellectual property law since 1994, with a focus on patents, trade secrets, trade marks and unfair competition.
She represents clients in the life sciences, food and consumer goods sectors, amongst others, ranging from start-ups to large multinationals and research centres.
Florence has both extensive litigation and transactional experience (including assisting with complex financing and corporate matters in which IP is key) as well as a thorough understanding of regulatory issues, in particular in the food and life sciences sectors.
She co-heads NautaDutilh's life sciences sector team and is a member of the European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW), Licensing Executive Society (LES), International Trademark Association (INTA), the European Food Law Association (EFLA) and the Beneluxvereniging voor Merken- en Modellenrecht (BMM). Florence also serves on the INTA Bulletin Committee and the editorial board of the BMM Bulletin, the leading Benelux journal for trademarks and designs. She publishes and speaks regularly on selected IP-related topics.