Partner specialised in Intellectual Property.
Emmanuel Cornu is a specialist in intellectual property law (trademarks, patents, designs and copyrights).
He assists national and international clients in the luxury sector, food and telecommunications before both the Belgian courts and the Benelux court, the European Court of Justice, the General Court and the EUIPO (European Union trademark litigation). He also regularly acts as an arbitrator.
French, Dutch and English.
Emmanuel is the editor-in-chief of the “Revue de Droit Intellectuel-L’Ingénieur-conseil”, and is the author and co-author of several publications on intellectual property rights, including the fifth edition of “Précis des Marques” with Antoine Braun (Larcier, 2009, 1070 pages) and “Les marques: marque Benelux, marque internationale, marque communautaire” (Guide juridique de l’entreprise, Kluwer, 2007).
He is a member of the Benelux Council for Intellectual Property and of the committee for patent proxy approvals within the Office for Intellectual Property, of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (A.I.P.P.I.: he is the administrator of the Belgian group en president of the Commission “marques”).He is also a member of the International Trademark Association (I.N.T.A.), the European Communities Trademark Association (E.C.T.A.), the International Literary and Artistic Association (A.L.A.I.), the Benelux Association of Trade Mark and Design Law (B.M.M.), and the European Patent Lawyers’ Association (EPLAW).
Emmanuel was the president of the Belgian delegation to the Council of European Bars (C.C.B.E.). He is a former secretary of the Brussels Bar and a former member of the Brussels Bar Council. He has also been president of the “Conférence du Jeune Barreau de Bruxelles” (Young Bar Association).
Université Catholique de Louvain (U.C.L.) (Law, 1990); Leyden University, The Netherlands (International and EC Law, 1991).
Belgium > Intellectual property
Simont Braun‘s ‘reliable‘ team garners praise for its ‘deep knowledge‘ of IP litigation, advisory matters and transactional IP. Complex patent litigation is a core area of expertise for the team, which acts for clients drawn from the chemicals, mechanical engineering and life sciences industries in this area. Trade mark infringement disputes are also prominent. Fernand de Visscher and Eric De Gryse are ‘reactive, clear and knowledgeable‘; Emmanuel Cornu is also a key contact. Philippe Campolini joined Stibbe in September 2019.