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Intellectual Property & IT

The IP & IT team advises on all aspects of intellectual property and technology protection, including trademarks and trade names, copyrights, design rights, patents, domain names and trade secrets. Our unique, integrated approach also allows us to combine our IP, IT and tax expertise and to offer both transactional and litigation support.

First Belgian GDPR fine
News - 04 June 2019 - Belgium

First Belgian GDPR fine

On 28 May 2019, the Belgian Data Protection Authority imposed its first GDPR fine for misusing personal data for electoral campaign purposes.
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Update of the list of processing operations for which a DPIA is required
News - 22 February 2019 - Belgium

List of processing operations requiring a DPIA updated

Belgian Data Protection Authority published updated list of data processing activities that require data protection impact assessment under the GDPR.
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Reform of Belgian Data Protection Authority still not put into practice
News - 25 January 2019 - Belgium

Reform of Belgian Data Protection Authority still not put into practice

The renewed Belgian Data Protection Authority still does not have an Executive Committee.
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First status update of Belgian DPA after six months of GDPR
News - 07 December 2018 - Belgium

First status update of Belgian DPA after six months of GDPR

The Belgian Data Protection Authority (DPA) has issued a first status update six months after the GDPR became applicable. The statistics show a remarkable increase...
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CJEU further clarifies key concepts of data protection law


Strategic IP advice and litigation support

Our IP expertise includes providing strategic advice and drafting and negotiating contractual documentation for intellectual property transactions (licenses, co-existence agreements, assignments of IP rights, etc.). We also represent our clients in litigation before the courts and in alternative dispute resolution proceedings in intellectual property related disputes.

Broad expertise in I(C)T law

The speed of innovation in IT is high. This offers new opportunities, but it also gives rise to challenging legal issues. We regularly draft and negotiate service and maintenance agreements, software licenses, e-commerce terms and other IT related agreements. We also advise on cybersecurity and telecom laws and represent our clients in dispute resolution (in court and via arbitration) in these fields.

Our unique selling points

We have a great deal of experience in providing strategic advice to companies in various industry sectors to help them tackle their IP and/or IT challenges, in preparing and negotiating contracts, conducting audits, etc. If legal action becomes unavoidable, you can also count on our dispute resolution experience, always with a result-oriented approach.