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Intellectual Property Lawyers

In today’s knowledge economy, a large part of the value of your business is based on intangible assets and goodwill. Your intellectual property plays a key role in obtaining a competitive advantage. A cohesive IP strategy, including both commercialisation and enforcement, will ensure you get maximum value from your portfolio. With 150 specialist lawyers in 33 countries, we understand your business needs and have worked with some of the best-known brands, from banks to tech and media companies, pharmaceuticals and FMCG companies. This industry-specific approach can help you realise your commercial goals.

The right brands will win the hearts and minds of your customers. The right patents will prevent others exploiting your ideas or provide a substantial barrier to market access. Copyright, know-how and designs also play a vital role. We focus on key sectors relevant to you such as lifesciences, automotive, machinery, manufacturing, consumer products, financial services and TMC. This means you get in-depth industry knowledge as well as legal expertise for the protection of your IP. If you are involved in a dispute, we can guide you through the litigation process.

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Renaud Dupont
Man­aging Part­ner
Lawyer
Belgium, Brussels
Renaud specialises in copyright, trademarks and patents. His clients include multinationals in the retail, media and chemicals sectors. He has broad experience of both contentious and non-contentious...
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Tom De Cordier
Part­ner
Lawyer
Belgium, Brussels
Before joining CMS Tom worked at Allen & Overy where he started his career in October 2000, was then promoted to senior associate in May 2007 and to counsel in May 2011. Tom is a seasoned technology...
Tom Heremans
Part­ner
Lawyer
Belgium, Brussels
Tom specialises in copyright, trademark and patent law, advertising and marketing, Internet and electronic commerce, media and technology, privacy, distribution law and commercial litigation. His...
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Veerle Raus
Of Coun­sel
Lawyer
Belgium, Brussels
Veerle specialises in Intellectual Property Law (copyright, trademarks, patents and designs both contentious and non-contentious), advertising and marketing, media and technology, privacy and Life...
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Florence Van Damme
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Belgium, Brussels
Florence specialises in both Intellectual Property Law and Commercial Law, particularly Distribution Law. In these areas, she handles litigation, advises clients and assists in the negotiation and...
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Laurine Georgis
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Belgium, Brussels
Laurine joined CMS DeBacker in October 2009 and specialises in Commercial Contract Law, Distribution Law, Trade Practices, Commercial lease, Retail, Franchising and IP Law. In these fields, she...
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Loïc de Hults
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Belgium, Brussels
Loïc specialises in commercial law, and more specifically on matters of distribution law, intellectual property (with a focus on trademarks and copyright), unfair competition cases, advertising and ...
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Julie Bossaert
As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Belgium, Brussels
Julie specialises in data protection, information security, intellectual property, advertising and marketing, and IT law. She advises and assists clients in both non-contentious and contentious...
Lisbeth Depypere
As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Belgium, Brussels
Lisbeth joined CMS in 2012. She specialises in Intellectual Property Law, more specifically in the legal protection of trademarks, copyrights, designs, patents and domain names. Lisbeth also focuses...
Thomas Dubuisson
As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Belgium, Brussels
Thomas specializes in data protection, intellectual property (IP) and related rights, and ICT. Thomas's experience includes both contentious and non-contentious work. After graduating from Law...