Sophie Lens

Sophie Lens

Intellectual Property & Disputes Resolution

French, English, Spanish and Dutch

Admitted to the Brussels Bar: 2005

Sophie specialises in intellectual property matters, with particular expertise in trademark and patent litigation, anti-counterfeiting and parallel-trade matters. Her legal practice also includes unfair business practices and advertising.

Sophie has a Master of Laws from the Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve as well as a Master in Intellectual Property from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Before graduating, Sophie went to the Universidad de Valencia with the Erasmus Exchange Programme.

Sophie is a member of the: ‘Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle’; ‘Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats’; the French association, ‘Association des Praticiens du droit des Marques et des Modèles’; and the Belgium association, ‘Association Belge pour le droit d’Auteur.

Sophie frequently speaks at conferences and seminars, particularly on IP issues.

Selection of publications

"L’impact du régime de copropriété des droits de la propriété intellectuelle sur leur exploitation – AIPPI, Question Q194", ICIP 2007-2009. (co-author).

"Courts look to ECJ as fight against illegal downloading continues", ILO Newsletter: Intellectual Property, 4 October 2010. (co-author).

"The relevance of traditional knowledge to intellectual property law – AIPPI, Question Q232", ICIP 2012, liv. 3, pp.488-500. (co-author).

"When can silence be taken as agreement to destruction of counterfeit goods?", ILO Newsletter: Intellectual Property, 2 December 2013.

 "Copropriété (et partage) de droits intellectuels", in Les droits intellectuels, D. Kaesmacher (coord.), Bruxelles, Larcier, 2ème éd., 2013, pp.540-572. (with C. Ronse)

"Trade secrets: overlap with restraint of trade, aspects of enforcement – AIPPI, Question 247", AIPPI 2015 (www.aippi.org). (co-author).

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