Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property is big business. From patents, trademarks and trade secrets to geographical indications to copyright in song lyrics and books, gaming and software, a company’s or start-up’s IP is a crucial asset. Protecting and nurturing this asset is what our highly specialised Intellectual Property experts do for our clients.

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A stellar reputation in the world of IP

At ALTIUS, IP is more than just patents and trademarks. We have niche market experts representing groups of producers in the foodstuffs and wine & spirits sectors, specialists in plant varieties, seeds and life sciences, as well as in the world of software and new technologies. No matter the topic, protecting your vital asset is what our Intellectual Property experts do.

The ALTIUS IP team has a stellar reputation handling a wide range of IP law. From niche market coverage like representing EU and non-EU Geographical Indications (GIs) to ground-breaking litigation before the European courts, this team has set its mark in the fascinating world of Intellectual Property.

How we can help

Advertising law

Copyright, software & database rights

Geographical indications and designations of origin

Industrial designs

Licensing and transfer of technology

Plant variety rights

Trade secrets and know-how

Trademarks, trade names and domain names

(Regulatory) data protection

Unfair competition law

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Our Experts in
IP Law

  • Philippe de Jong

    Partner

  • Christophe Ronse

    Partner

  • Olivier Vrins

    Partner

  • Kirian Claeyé

    Partner

  • Sophie Lens

    Counsel

Our Intellectual Property team

IP team

Our latest intellectual property news

February 14, 2024

The authors of Ravel’s Boléro: Towards a revival of copyright in the Basque composer’s masterpiece?

A blog about Maurice Ravel on Valentine’s Day? No doubt we’ll be talking about Daphnis et Chloé or Don Quichotte à Dulcinée? Well, no. It’s obviously the Boléro that this post is about. The chef-d’oeuvre of the French composer is at the centre of a high-profile trial, the first hearing of which is scheduled to take place today before the Tribunal de Grande Instance in Nanterre. At issue is the possible reinstatement of this essential score in the private domain.

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February 08, 2024

WEBINAR VIDEO | A must-use tool for all businesses, to be handled with knowledge and caution to avoid any damage

During this webinar, Sophie Lens and Julie Peeters identify some of the issues associated with AI use within a company (such as with data protection, intellectual property and/or trade secrets) and look at the solutions that can be used in practice to deal with them and enable your company to reap AI’s full benefits while reducing the related risks.

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December 05, 2023

WEBINAR VIDEO | Geographical Indications for craft and industrial products: navigating the new EU legal framework

During this webinar, Olivier Vrins and Bart Junior Bollen walk you through the new EU Regulation on GIs for craft and industrial products.

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