Mr Ignace Vernimme > Stibbe > Brussels, Belgium > Lawyer Profile

Stibbe
CENTRAL PLAZA
LOKSUMSTRAAT 25/ RUE DE LOXUM 25
1000 BRUSSELS
Belgium

Work Department

Intellectual Property, Life Sciences

Position

Partner

Career

Ignace Vernimme’s expertise lies in IP law and covers the pharmaceutical, food and beverage, metallurgic, comic strip, and fashion industries.
Ignace specialises in patents, trademarks, copyright, designs, know-how protection, technology transfer, and specific regulations that apply to pharmaceutical products.

Languages

Dutch, French, English.

Memberships

  • Arbitrator and mediator of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)
  • Panellist at the Czech Arbitration Court (CAC)
  • Founding member and board member of Intellectuele Rechten – Droits Intellectuels (1996–present)
  • Board member of the professional education program for trademark and design attorneys (BBMM)
  • Member and president of the Dutch speaking section of the Patent Agent Accreditation Commission
  • Member and arbitrator of Cepani (Belgian Center for Arbitration and Mediation – Intellectual Property Litigation)
  • Member of the International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Member of the subcommittee Parallel Import of the International Trademark Association (2006–2007)
  • Member of the Belgian Copyright Association (ABA/BVA)
  • Member of the International Literary and Artistic Association (ALAI)
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of the Benelux Association for Trademark and Design Law (BMM)
  • Member of the International Association for Consumer Law
  • Member of the Licensing Executives Society (LES)
  • Member of the European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW)

Education

  • Graduated in Law from Ghent University (1987)
  • Admitted to the Brussels Bar in 1987
  • Graduated in Economic Law from the Université libre de Bruxelles (1989)
  • With the Brussels office of Stibbe since 2007 (Partner since 2007)
  • Professor of the Introduction to Law course at Thomas More University of Applied Sciences
  • Coordinator for the professional education programme for Benelux trademark and design attorneys