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Pieter DE GRAUWE

Intellectual Property Attorney - Partner

Pieter  DE GRAUWE
Offices:
  • Antwerp
Language(s):
  • English
  • French
  • Dutch
  • German

Experience

Pieter's practice focuses primarily on commercial transactions, IP strategy and trademark prosecution. Pieter advises on commercial transactions relating to the acquisition, licensing and exploitation of intellectual property rights. Pieter has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating domestic and cross-border intellectual property agreements. Pieter also counsels clients on IP strategies that tie into his client's overall business objectives and help them gain valuable guidance on portfolio management. Pieter also practices in the area of EU and international trademark prosecution across a broad range of industries including advising clients on the clearance, adoption and prosecution of trademarks, enforcement in the form of opposition, cancellation and infringement actions, and drafting and negotiating worldwide coexistence agreements. Pieter is an accomplished speaker on intellectual property matters, particularly in the area of tech transfer.

Specialization

  • Copyrights
  • Designs
  • Global strategy
  • Identification
  • International Desk
  • Monetization
  • Protection
  • Tech transfer
  • Trade secrets
  • Trademarks

Qualifications

  • European and Benelux Trademark & Design Attorney
  • Legal counsel

Education

  • Master in Law, University of Louvain (KUL), Belgium
  • Master in European Law, University of Brussels (ULB), Belgium
  • Master in Intellectual Property Law, University of Brussels (HUB), Belgium

Publications

  • New applications of the Airfield ruling Managing Intellectual Property, April 2013, p.95
  • Naar een algemene toepassing van het criterium “nieuw publiek” bij de mededeling aan het publiek Noot onder arrest van het Hof van Justitie van 13 oktober 2011, A&M 2012/4, p.317–322
  • Getting the Deal Through Copyright Belgium, 2009, p.14-17
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