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Olivier Vrins is heading the anti-counterfeiting and IPR enforcement practice. He mainly deals with trademark, patent, design and copyright litigation. Described as a “highly skilled IP specialist” (Chambers&Partners) and as “one of the best in Europe in the Customs field” (Managing Intellectual Property), Olivier has extensive knowledge of the border measures system in the European Union and has gained expertise in a broad range of other IPR-related topics. He also specialises in the field of designations of origin and geographical indications, as well as in the protection of personality rights of public figures, including sportsmen.
Member of the ‘Legal & International’ Working Group of the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights
Member of the Council and Geographical Committee
Member of the International Trade Mark Association (INTA)
Chair of the Anti-Counterfeiting Committee of the European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA)
Co-editor of the authoritative book Enforcement of IPRs through Border measures. Law and Practice in the EU (Oxford University Press, 2nd ed. 2012).
Regulation (EU) No 608/2013 of 12 June 2013 Concerning Customs Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights and Repealing Regulation 1383/2003, International Encyclopedia of Law, 2017.
Fluent in French, Dutch and English.