Intellectual property

The IP team has extensive expertise in all areas of intellectual property law, ranging from trade mark, trade name and domain name matters to copyright and database rights and patent and design rights.

Our team advises you regarding the best strategy to defend your intellectual property rights and potential infringement risks. Our advisory work includes pragmatic, hands-on advice that can be directly used at management level.

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Senior Counsel

The firm's intellectual property team has a strong reputation in IP litigation. Our team will fight to enforce your intellectual property rights or to defend you against actions of right holders. Eubelius litigates before all competent courts in Belgium and handles cases before the General Court and the EU Court of Justice. The IP practice also assists clients in trade mark opposition proceedings before the EU Intellectual Property Office and the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property. The team has considerable experience with the specific national proceedings of descriptive seizures ("saisie-contrefaçon" / "beslag inzake namaak") and injunction proceedings ("stakingsvordering" / "action en cessation").

On an everyday basis, Eubelius drafts and reviews contracts which involve intellectual property aspects: licences, assignment agreements, coexistence agreements, employee agreements, development agreements, settlement agreements, distribution and franchising agreements, etc. Eubelius is your partner for negotiating these contracts.

The IP team can also assist your company in checking and resolving all intellectual property issues that may arise in the context of corporate transactions. The team regularly performs IP legal due diligence operations and works in close cooperation with the Eubelius M&A specialists in order to resolve IP questions that come up in transactions.

Some of our references:

  • Assisting and representing a transport company in various proceedings regarding an alleged infringement of a patent for trams
  • Assisting and representing a Belgian fashion chain in proceedings relating to an infringement of copyright
  • Assisting an international pharmaceuticals group in setting up an electronic platform for the exchange of research data
  • Assisting a Belgian city government in a copyright dispute
  • Assisting an international hotel group in various disputes regarding copyright infringements on the internet
  • Assisting a Flemish sports association in a copyright dispute regarding a new training method
  • Assisting a Belgian distributor of tile products in proceedings regarding a trademark and unfair competition infringement
  • Assisting and representing an international group that specialises in pest control with a view to nullifying a trade mark that was filed in bad faith
  • Assisting and representing a Belgian copyright firm in various proceedings (including the EU Court of Justice) with regard to the compatibility of Belgian copyright with a European directive
  • Preparing and negotiating agreements for the development and implementation of software for electronic patient records
  • Assisting and representing a Dutch group of companies operating in the construction industry in legal proceedings in which a former employee claims intellectual rights
  • Setting up and negotiating an R&D collaboration between a Belgian biotech company and an international chemicals group
  • Claiming domain names for companies in various sectors
  • Assisting and representing an employers' organisation in various disputes regarding trade marks and domain names