Intellectual Property

Our IP specialists put proven expertise at our clients’ disposal for the enforcement and exploitation of their intellectual property and trade secrets, offering an integrated, cross-border service to help them protect their intangible assets.

Our team has decades of experience in effectively assisting and representing our clients in IP litigation, transactions and advice. We are at the forefront of the latest innovations and are technology-savvy.

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NL Law

Stibbe advises GumGum

Stibbe advised GumGum on the acquisition of JustPremium.

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BE Law

Stibbe advises Novy

Stibbe assisted the shareholders of Novy with the sale of their shares to the American group Middleby.

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Motherboard
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BE Law

Stibbe advises Blackstone

Stibbe assisted Blackstone with the acquisition of Desotec.

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NL Law

Stibbe advises TCV

Stibbe advised TCV on leading a EUR 90 million Series B funding round for Mollie, one of the fastest growing payment service providers in Europe.

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Services

Our IP practice covers the full range of IP rights and related legal services, including IP structuring, IP litigation and transactional IP. We have built up significant expertise in the protection and enforcement of know-how, patents, trademarks, design rights, copyright and database rights, as well as in technology transfers, advertising and marketing, and licensing agreements.

Our IP team has a strong reputation in IP litigation. We have extensive expertise in multi-jurisdictional litigations in which we draw on our long-standing relationships with other top tier IP law firms around the world. We have a strong track record in handling significant patent litigation matters and in IP related alternative dispute resolution.

Furthermore, we have proven expertise in handling the intellectual property aspects of M&A, capital markets and finance transactions, including due diligence research of IP portfolios, raising IP issues and providing pragmatic, business-minded solutions for all flagged issues.

We advise and assist companies, public authorities, non-governmental organisations and research institutes across a wide variety of sectors. Our IP specialists work closely together with other practice groups within our firm to provide our clients with fully-integrated solutions to their legal challenges.

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Recognition & Awards

Belgian Patent Contentious Firm of the Year

Managing IP 2022

Belgian Trademark Contentious Firm of the Year

Managing IP 2021

"It is remarkable how easy to reach the entire team is. The requested feedback is always prompt, efficient, solution-oriented and to the point. They always go the extra mile to find an adequate and workable solution for the issues at hand."

The Legal 500
2022
Intellectual Property

"The practice is unique because of its dedication, accessibility, speed and extremely high level of knowledge."

The Legal 500
2021
Data Privacy and Data Protection

"The team is one of the leading in Belgium, with in-depth knowledge of the life sciences industry. Lawyers are available and nice to work with. They know how to explain complex situations in simple terms."

The Legal 500
2021
Intellectual Property

"The strength of this team is to combine all the different aspects of IP with a particular focus on patents, notably in the field of pharmaceutical products. They have a down-to-earth and business-oriented approach, and good reactivity."

The Legal 500
2021
Intellectual Property

"Their knowledge of the practice is excellent and they have the capability to create solutions that are not only legally correct but also workable/pragmatic for us in the daily practice."

The Legal 500
2021
Data Privacy and Data Protection