Assisting cutting edge companies in IP-rich matters since 2007.
In my practice, I advise on patents and trade secrets laws and implementation on a daily basis. I also represent design or trademark holders in infringement and opposition proceedings, up to the CJEU level. I help clients recapture their legitimate IP rights (incl. domain names), ban copycats from the market or fence off unfounded infringement claims.
Working at Bird & Bird implies a privilege on working for and together with inspiring individuals and cutting edge companies. Clients have said they appreciate my openness to the business and drive to grasp the most complex science. Investing time to understand these extra factors goes hand in hand with the sector approach for which Bird & Bird is known.
Having represented clients before different courts and IP offices in Belgium and abroad, I know the procedural intricacies of IP litigation, but also how to get to constructive out-of-court solutions. Contract drafting and negotiation is another inherent part of my practice. Furthermore, I help clients on matters like adding value to their IP, negotiating a safe passage to market, or devising and implementing trade secret protection policies.
AIPPI Belgium elected me as a member of its board of directors in 2020. I am also a member of the Licensing Executing Society (LES), the Benelux Trademarks and Design Association (BMM) and the European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW).
I am fluent in Dutch, English and French and have a good understanding of German.