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NautaDutilh

CHAUSS√ČE DE LA HULPE, 120, 1000 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Tel:
Work +32 2 566 80 00
DX:
56 BAB
Email:
Web:
www.nautadutilh.com
Amsterdam, Brussels, London, Luxembourg, New York, Rotterdam

Florence Verhoestraete

Tel:
Work +32 2 566 8452
Email:
Web:
www.nautadutilh.com/en/our-people/v/verhoestraete-florence/
NautaDutilh

Work Department

Intellectual Property, Litigation & Arbitration

Position

Partner

Career

Florence Verhoestraete has practiced IP law since 1994, with a focus on patents, trademarks and unfair competition. She represents clients in the food, consumer goods and life-sciences sectors. She advises on and litigates in relation to intellectual property, contractual and regulatory issues. She is an active member of the firm's multidisciplinary Life Sciences group.

Florence has published a number of articles on selected topics in the field of IP law and is a regular speaker at seminars.

She joined NautaDutilh in 1994 and was named a partner in January 2004.

Languages

Dutch, French and English

Member

Member of the Brussels Bar. She is a member of several international IP associations, i.e. the International Trademark Association (INTA), the Benelux Licensing Executive Society (LES) and Benelux Merken en Modellen vereniging (BMM), and currently serves on the BBM Bulletin's editorial board.

Education

Florence received her law degree from KU Leuven in 1992. She then studied intellectual property for one year in London and worked in the intellectual property department of Clifford Chance (London) for six months.


Belgium

Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

Within: Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

NautaDutilh's life sciences group has a range of experience acting for both global companies and¬†start-ups and spin-offs in the industry.¬†It successfully represented¬†GlaxoSmithKline in a dispute with Sandoz concerning¬†the validity of the client's purple trade mark¬†for inhalers.¬†The group is also assisting¬†Sanofi with its¬†‚ā¨3.9bn takeover of Ablynx.¬†Florence Verhoestraete¬†heads the practice and focuses on IP and unfair competition. Senior associate¬†Christel Brion¬†regularly acts for¬†start-ups, SMEs, universities and research institutes, including Univercells and¬†Novosanis.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

NautaDutilh's core strength lies in handling trade mark and patent litigation for clients drawn from the life sciences, luxury/consumer goods and food sectors; the firm has also seen an uptick in trade secrets work. Recent highlights include Tanguy de Haan and Florence Verhoestraete defending GlaxoSmithKline in a colour trade mark infringement case. Philippe Péters leads the team.

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