Mr Renaud Dupont > CMS > Brussels, Belgium > Lawyer Profile





Renaud specialises in copyright, trademarks and patents. His clients include multinationals in the retail, media and chemicals sectors.

He has broad experience of both contentious and non-contentious intellectual property; trade secret and unfair competition cases. Renaud is also dealing regularly with distribution agreements (exclusive and selective distribution, agency, franchising, license agreements, commercial promotions and other trade practices).

He is a member of the Benelux Trademarks Associations (BMM) and the European Community trademark association (ECTA). Renaud also chairs in the board of directors of the AIPPI (Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle).

He publishes and lectures frequently on IP-related topics and strategies.


English, French, Dutch, Italian


1997 – Université de Liège, ULg (Law Degree)
1998 – Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, KUL (Postgraduate in IP and IT law)
1998 – Bar admission (Brussels, Belgium)

Lawyer Rankings

Belgium > Industry focus: Retail

Jointly led by Renaud Dupont and Tom Heremans, the practice at CMS routinely works across multiple departments to handle commercial leasing contracts, distribution networks, IP protection cases, and e-commerce issues.  The team is also adept at cross-border restructurings and high-profile court proceedings before the domestic and European courts. Dupont’s broad knowledge of distribution agreements makes him a key port of call for various multinational retailers, while Heremans works with major food stuff manufacturers and e-commerce companies on the full spectrum of IP and TMT concerns.

Belgium > Intellectual property

Leveraging its formidable global footprint and cross-departmental practice, CMS handles IP mandates for blue-chip clients from the tech, media, consumer goods, chemicals and manufacturing sectors. Recent highlights for the team include counterfeit disputes, trademark oppositions and high-profile trademark infringement proceedings before both the Brussels Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union. The practice is jointly led by Tom Heremans, whose key clients include e-commerce companies and international football organisations, and Renaud Dupont, whose broad practice encompasses licence agreements and franchising. Lisbeth Depypere is recommended for her knowledge of trade secrets and advertising practices.

Belgium > Dispute resolution

CMS acts for global corporations and multinational associations in high-profile disputes that frequently have a strong cross-border aspect. The team is especially noted for its presence in the tech and online marketplace space, where it handles business-critical IP-related mandates. The practice is led by Renaud Dupont, a specialist in copyright, trademarks, and patents, who routinely acts for leading multinationals in the media, retail and chemical sectors. IP specialist Loïc de Hults is also noted.

Belgium > Industry focus: Media and entertainment

A litany of blue-chip media conglomerates, sports associations, and major corporations turn to the sizeable team at CMS for assistance with contentious and non-contentious assignments. IP disputes are a key strength for the cross-practice group, with recent highlights including high-profile anti-counterfeiting actions, trademark infringements and contractual breaches.  Tom Heremans acts for world-leading entertainment companies and international football organisations in a range of copyright and patent litigation proceedings. Managing partner Renaud Dupont is noted for his expertise in distribution agreements.