Geoffrey Froidbise

Telephone:
+32 2 426 14 14
Email:
geoffrey.froidbise@altius.com

Geoffrey specialises in intellectual property matters, as well as in commercial and financial litigation.

He has extensive experience in complex disputes concerning a broad range of issues, including: trademarks, designs and copyright; medical liability and life-science matters; commercial and contractual matters; corporate matters and shareholder disputes; sports law; construction disputes; liability and insurance; banking; distribution, agency, franchising and brokerage agreements.

Geoffrey has been involved in various arbitration proceedings (both as arbitrator and counsel) and is a third-party decider by the CEPANI (Belgian Centre for Arbitration) for domain name disputes.

Geoffrey has also gained a profound knowledge of the music industry by representing numerous clients in this sector.

Prior to joining ALTIUS, Geoffrey practised in the Brussels office of a US law firm where his main areas of practice encompassed: banking and financial services; insolvency law; and corporate and commercial litigation.

Geoffrey is a member of the LSE Alumni Association, the Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG), CEPANI40, and the Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété intellectuelle (AIPPI).

Education
  • Master in Law (Université Catholique de Louvain-La-Neuve)
  • LL.M. in European Competition and IP law (Université de Liège)
  • LL.M. in International Business Law (London School of Economics and Political Sciences)
Languages
  • Geoffrey is fluent in Dutch, English and French
Selection of publications
  • “Intellectuele rechten: beslag inzake namaak” in X, Bestendig Handboek Deskundigenonderzoek, Mechelen, Kluwer, losbl., VI.2-36, 2012 and 2016. (with C. Ronse)
  • Co-author, “Security interests over intellectual property“, ICIP-Ing.Cons. — n° 3, 2016, p. 563
  • Co-author, “Bad faith trademarks“, ICIP-Ing.Cons. — n° 2, 2017, p.255
  • Co-author, “Registrability of 3D Trademarks“, ICIP-Ing.Cons. — n° 3, 2018, p.406
  • Co-author, “Consumer survey evidence” ICIP-Ing.Cons. — n° 2, 2019, p.232
  • Co-author, “Descriptive use as a defence in trade mark proceedings“, ICIP-Ing.Cons. — n° 2, 2020, p.303
  • Co-author, “Registrability of trade marks against public order or morality“, ICIP-Ing.Cons. — n° 2, 2021, p.197
  • Co-author, “Trade Marks and the Internet and Social Media” (will be published in ICIP-Ing.Cons in the next few months)