Alexander De Bleeckere

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Alexander De Bleeckere focuses on intellectual property matters, with a particular specialisation in copyright and related rights as well as on all aspects of media, entertainment and arts law.

He assists clients in a wide variety of sectors including product designers, fashion designers, retailers, media companies, software and games developers, composers, artists, labels, photographers, writers, etc.  

De Bleeckere has developed a profound expertise in libel, slander and defamation cases. He also regularly advises, amongst other things, on matters relating to image rights and broadcasting rights.

He is a member of the Belgian Copyright Association, as part of the International Literary and Artistic Association (‘ALAI’), and of the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers (‘IAEL’).

  • Master of Laws (University of Ghent)
  • Master in Intellectual Property Rights (Hogeschool Universiteit Brussel)
  • Alexander is fluent in Dutch, French and English
Selection of publications
  • “Cookery and rights protection: a recipe for disaster?”, ILO Newsletter: Intellectual Property, 21 February 2011. (With P. Maeyaert)
  • “Court rules on criminal liability for embedding copyrighted video”, ILO Newsletter: Intellectual Property, 22 July 2013
  • “Parody versus moral integrity right: ECJ to the rescue?”, ILO Newsletter: Intellectual Property, 27 October 2014
  • “De vermetele verrijzenis van de vrije meningsuiting”, De Tijd, 10 January 2015
  • “Applied Arts under IP Law: the Uncertain Border between Beauty and Usefulness”, national report for ALAI Congress 2016
  • “3D-printing onder het Belgisch intellectueel eigendomsrecht”, Computerrecht 5/2017.
  • Regelgeving inzake publieke events rond WK-uitzendingen, ALTIUS Blog, 17 May 2018 with (A. Vantyghem, N. Verborgh, D. Buylaert and P. Debaene)
  • “Copyright in Belgium”, Lexology, 6 February 2019 (with P. Maeyaert and O. Vrins) 
  • “EU to examine SABAM’s tariffs for festivals and concerts”, ALTIUS Blog, 30 April 2019
  • “In the shadow of the DSM Directive: the new Online Broadcasting and Retransmission Directive”, ALTIUS Blog, 20 June 2019 (with O. Vrins)
What our clients say about us

Alexander was named a “Rising star” by IP Stars, 2021.

Alexander was named “Excellent” by Leaders League, 2021.