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Koen De Winter

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Baker McKenzie LLP

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Intellectual Property, Trade and Commerce, Dispute Resolution.


Koen De Winter is a Partner in the Antwerp office. Koen has gained robust experience in all kinds of domestic and international commercial disputes and has tried high-profile cases in all major courts in Belgium. He has a particular interest in all contentious and non-contentious aspects of intellectual property including trade marks, copyright, patents, designs and related issues. His practice includes advising, drafting and litigation on a large variety of commercial matters, including agency, distribution, supply and IP-related agreements and business arrangements. He also has a keen interest in trade secrets, advertising and fair trading practices.


Koen joined Baker McKenzie in November 2002. He was admitted to the Antwerp bar in 1981.


Dutch, French, English and German


Koen has over 35 years of experience at the bar. He is a member of the Arbitration Chamber of Commerce in Antwerp; the International Trademark Association (INTA); the Benelux Association for Trademarks and Design Law (BMM); the Licensing Executive Society International (LESI); the Association of European Trademark Owners MARQUES, and the Alumni Association of the College of Europe.


Koen has a Law Degree from University of Antwerp (magna cum laude) (1979), and a certificate of Advanced European Studies from College of Europe in Bruges (magna cum laude) (1980).


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Baker & McKenzie CVBA/SCRL has been kept busy handling IP and IT litigation but also excels in financial services, construction and environmental-related matters. Koen De Winter and Daniel Fesler co-lead a practice that counts Air Liquide, British American Tobacco and Colt Technology Services as clients.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Baker McKenzie CVBA/SCRL’s team is sought out by household-name multinationals for assistance in customs and IP enforcement work. The broad practice takes in contentious and non-contentious trade mark, copyright and patent issues. Data protection is another area of strength. Koen De Winter heads the practice and Elisabeth Dehareng is also noted.

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