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Intellectual property - Patent prosecution - Ranking 2019 - Intellectual property consulting - Belgium

Intellectual property consulting
Leading
  • Frank van Coppenolle, Samuel Denis
  • Jaap Mannaerts, Caroline Pallard, Denis Canet
Excellent
  • Joëlle van Malderen, Eric Van Malderen
  • Annemie Jaeken, Marco Molling
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RISING STAR
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Calysta

Leader(s)

Ludivine Coulon

Since

2017

Track record : Large groups call upon the firms, as well as technological startups, to get assistance on a wide range of intellectual property services: filing and management of patents, trademarks and designs, contract negotiation and management, competition analysis, valuation of intangible assets, tax regimes, due diligence and strategic monitoring, notably.
Differentiation : In addition to traditional IP filing and management services, Calysta is a true partner, eager to understand the operation and strategy of each company with which it works, to adapt its services to their needs and priorities. Although it has only been in existence for a short time, the firm already has a significant clientele portfolio.  
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STRATEGIC ADVICE
Firm

Kirkpatrick

Leader(s)

Lidy-Anne Jeswiet – van Westenbrugge, Philippe De Diesbach

Since

1852

Track record : Long-established in the Belgian market, Kirkpatrick is active in patents, trade- marks, design, copyright and domain names, protecting, defending and monitoring the IP assets of clients in a wide range of industries. From large international market-leaders to innovative SMEs, the firm has a tailor-made and multidisciplinary approach.
Differentiation : Thanks to their scien- tific and legal expertise, Kirkpatrick’s mul- tilingual team handles a wide array of IP matters. Former head of Gevers trademarks department, Lidy-Anne Jeswiet – van Westenbrugge, who joined the firm in 2017 as chief executive officer, has developed an in-deep understanding of trademark, design and copyright. Philippe De Diesbach is the key contact for patent related issues.
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