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Lisbeth Depypere

Lisbeth Depypere

Senior Associate

CMS DeBacker
Chaussée de La Hulpe 178
1170 Brussels
Languages Dutch, French, English, German

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 on the protection of trade secrets, on (unfair) commercial practices and on all legal aspects of advertising and marketing.

In those fields, Lisbeth advises clients and assists them in litigation, negotiations and in alternative dispute resolution. In 2019 she was appointed as a certified mediator.

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Relevant experience

  • Part-time teaching assistant at the KULeuven Centre for IT & IP Law (2015-2016)
  • Participation in the Erasmus student programme at Humboldt University Berlin
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  • 2011 - University of Leuven, KUL (Master of Laws)
  • 2012 - King's College London (LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law)
  • 2012 - Bar admission (Brussels, Belgium)
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  • Member of the Benelux Trade Mark Association B.M.M.
  • Blogger at IE-forum.be
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  • L. Depypere, “Hof van Justitie verduidelijkt de techniekrestrictie in het modellenrecht”, www.ie-forum.be, IEFbe 2492.
  • T. Heremans & L. Depypere, “De timing en de uitoefening van het recht op informatie over de inbreuk op een intellectueel eigendomsrecht”, Auteurs & Media 2017/1, 41.
  • L. Depypere, “De uitwerking van de vervallen- of nietigverklaring van een Beneluxmerk”, IRDI 2017/1, 33-36.
  • L. Depypere, “Yoshida knife TM case chopped at EU”, Asia Business Law Journal, October 2017, www.vantageasia.com
  • M-C. Janssens. & L. Depypere, "Overzicht van de Europese- en Beneluxrechtspraak inzake Gemeenschaps- en Beneluxmerken (2013-2015)”, ICIP 2016, 241-319.
  • L. Depypere, “Vormmerken: een overzicht van recente rechtspraak”, IRDI 2015/3
  • T. Heremans & L. Depypere, “Marketing, intellectuele rechten en sociale media”, in E. Lievens, E. Wauters & P. Valcke (ed.), Sociale Media anno 2015 - Actuele juridische aspecten, Antwerp, Intersentia, 2015, 1-38
  • T. Heremans & L. Depypere, “The Design Dossier – Belgium”, ITMA Review July August 2013, www.itma.org.uk
  • T. Heremans & L. Depypere, “Zal het nieuwe Wetboek van economisch recht eindelijk de Concessiewet van 1961 afschaffen?”, in Dupont, R. (Ed.), Retail – Juridisch Bekeken, Brussel, Larcier, 2014, 143-167
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Janu­ary 2018 News­let­ter
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