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Annick Mottet Haugaard

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Commercial & Litigation / Intellectual Property / Information Governance & Data Protection (Privacy)


Annick is a Partner in Lydian's Commercial & Litigation practice, where she heads the Intellectual Property team. Her practice encompasses the full range of areas linked to the launching and marketing of products and services, including privacy issues related to personal data protection, distribution, franchising, advertising, product regulations, consumer protection and intellectual property (trademark, copyright, design and patent).


Annick joined Lydian as a partner in 2006. From 1999 she worked at Stibbe where she became partner on 1 January 2000. From 1987 till 1989, Annick worked as a trainee lawyer and an assistant in criminal procedure with Professor Franchimont at the University of Liège. Between July 2010 and June 2012, she was the President of the European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA).


French, English, Dutch.


Since January 2010, she has been a member of the Belgian Council for Intellectual Property. She has been an active member of the Anti-Counterfeiting Committee of ECTA since 2000. She is also a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA), the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property Law (AIPPI), the French “Association des Praticiens du droit des Marques” (APRAM) and the International League of Competition Law (LIDC). Annick was admitted to the Brussels Bar in 1987.


Annick graduated in 1987 with a law degree from the University of Liège (ULg) and the following year she obtained a postgraduate diploma in Advanced European Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges. She subsequently worked for two years as a trainee lawyer and an assistant in criminal procedure with Professor Franchimont at the ULg. Annick was admitted to the Brussels Bar in 1987.


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

The 'solution-driven' and 'client-focused' team at Lydian is well known for its strength in insurance litigation, and reports an uptick in product liability disputes from the life sciences sector. Other areas of instruction include construction litigation,  white-collar crime matters, commercial and corporate disputes and competition litigation. The 'always available' Hugo Keulers heads the practice; Yves Lenders, Sandra Lodewijckx and  Annick Mottet Haugaard are other key names. The firm is acting for the Belgian subsidiary of Vivaldi Biosciences in a dispute relating to an alleged process development and manufacturing agreement between the client and biomanufacturing company Univercells.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Trade mark litigation is a core strength of Lydian's IP practice, notably in the area of counterfeiting disputes; recent work includes acting for Gucci in a dispute regarding the counterfeit use of the brand name. Other clients include Burberry, Chanel and Toyota. Annick Mottet Haugaard heads the department, in which Bastiaan Bruyndonckx and senior associate Olivia Santantonio are other key names.

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