Ms Sarah van den Brande > Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick > Brussels, Belgium > Lawyer Profile

Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick

Work Department

Commercial Contracts and Litigation, Intellectual Property, IT and Telecommunications




Sarah specialises in Intellectual Property with a particular focus on copyright, trademarks and designs. Her practice also involves general commercial and contract law, with a focus on market practices, as well as Data Protection.

Her practice covers a range of sectors, such as the software and technological industry, the media, the artist and fashion scene and consumer goods.

An experienced litigator in complex cases, she also provides advice on strategically protecting intellectual property and know-how. Throughout the years, she has acquired a broad expertise in drafting and negotiating IP-IT related agreements, particularly patent, trademark and software licensing agreements.

She is a member of several professional associations in Intellectual Property, such as the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), the Benelux Trademark and Industrial Design Association (BMM) and the Belgian Copyright Association (ADA).


Dutch, English, French


Sarah holds a law degree from the University of Ghent (2006) and a LLM. in Intellectual Property from the University of Leuven (KU Leuven/KU Brussels 2007). In addition, she specialised in copyright at Harvard University (2015) and in Washington, DC at the WIPO (UN World Intellectual Property Organisation) (2013).

Lawyer Rankings

Belgium > Intellectual property

(Rising stars)

Sarah van den BrandeLiedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick

Praised by various blue-chip clients for its ‘analytical and practical‘ approach, Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick‘s IP practice handles the full gamut of advisory, contentious, and transactional matters. Led by automotive sector specialist Etienne Kairis, the team’s capabilities range from soft IP to copyright litigation and trade secrets challenges before the Constitutional Court. Bernard Vanbrabant variously handles opposition proceedings, counterfeit cases, and seizures in matter of counterfeits. Sarah Van Den Brande is noted for her wide-reaching capabilities in the software, media, fashion, and consumer goods sectors.