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AVENUE LOUISE 149, PO BOX 20, 1050 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Tel:
Work +32 2 543 70 80
Fax:
Fax +32 2 543 70 90
DX:
64 BAB
Email:
Web:
www.simontbraun.eu
Simont Braun, Fernand de Visscher, Brussels, BELGIUM

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Fernand de Visscher

Tel:
Work +32 2 533 17 18
Email:
Simont Braun

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Intellectual Property.

Position

Partner specialised in patents, copyright, media and designs as well as transactional and competition law related aspects. 

As a specialist in intellectual property, Fernand de Visscher particularly deals with questions relating to patents, the protection of designs and artistic and literary works.
Fernand also has in-depth experience in media law, distribution (dealerships, franchises, etc.), computer science, the Internet, domain names, agreements and competition questions in these various areas.

He assists Belgian and international companies in these areas, in a range of structural and contractual operations and litigation needing resolution by negotiation, mediation or pleadings before any of the Belgian and European courts.

Career

Associate (1976-1984) and Partner (1984-1999) Loeff Claeys Verbeke; Partner (since 1999) Braun Bigwood, now Simont Braun.

Languages

French, Dutch and English.

Member

Fernand is the author and co-author of a number of publications in these areas of practice, including the “Précis du droit d’auteur et des droits voisins”.
He is a former lecturer at the Centre for International Studies in Intellectual Property (C.E.I.P.I., Strasbourg) and has been a visiting lecturer at the UCL from 2007 to 2017. He is a member of the editorial board of the “Revue de Droit Intellectuel l’Ingénieur-Conseil” and the “Journal des Tribunaux”. He is also a country correspondent for the “European Intellectual Property Review”.
Fernand is a member of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (A.I.P.P.I.) (past president of the Belgian group), the International Competition Law League (L.I.D.C.), the International Literary and Artistic Association (A.L.A.I.), the Benelux Association of Trade Mark and Design Law (B.M.M.), the Licensing Executives’ Society and the European Patent Lawyers’ Association(EPLAW) (of which he was the secretary from 2000 to 2005).

Education

Université Catholique de Louvain (Philosophy, 1974; Law, 1976).


Belgium

Intellectual property

Within: 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 and Philippe Campolini are also key contacts.

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