Philippe de Jong

Philippe de Jong

Intellectual Property & EU Regulatory

Dutch, French and English

Admitted to the Brussels Bar: 2002

Philippe specialises in intellectual property law, with a particular focus on patents, plant variety rights and parallel import issues.

Philippe also has extensive experience in EU and Belgian regulatory matters concerning the agri-food and broader life sciences industries.

He regularly lectures at conferences and seminars and has also published articles in various leading legal journals relating to his area of expertise.

Philippe has worked as a consultant for the EU Plant Variety Rights Office and is also an active member of various lawyer and sector organisations, including: the European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW), Euroseeds, the Licensing Executives Society (LES), and the International Association of Breeders of Asexually Reproducing Fruit and Ornamental Varieties (CIOPORA).


Philippe de Jong has a broad practice, covering patent infringement, parallel imports and plant variety rights. One client reports: "I am always impressed by his thorough knowledge, which he manages to translate into applications that fit a company." - Chambers, 2021

"He understands how to handle the matters and has a very thorough understanding of how our business works." - Chambers Europe, 2020

Philippe de Jong "has a deep knowledge of the case law and is able to make things very clear to clients," according to interviewees. Sources also consider him to be "very intelligent and practical in applying the law." - Chambers Europe, 2019

Philippe de Jong receives praise from clients for being a "very pleasant and knowledgeable" lawyer who "always amazes" his clients.” – Chambers Europe, 2017

Winner of the Intellectual Property, Patents category for Belgium - ILO Client Choice Awards 2017

Philippe de Jong is described as "a very bright lawyer in a very specialist domain - someone to watch." – Chambers Europe, 2016



  • LL.M. Intellectual Property (University College London)
  • Erasmus Exchange Programme (Université de Lausanne)
  • Lic. Juris (Universiteit Antwerpen)

Selection of publications

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