IP - Intellectual Property Law

We put our proven expertise in intellectual property and trade secrets to work for our clients.

Our service starts at the very beginning, namely at the conceptual phase. We provide clients with a comprehensive IP strategy, which includes advice on availability of trademark and domain names, eligibility of copyright protection, patentability of inventions, measures for trade secret protection or the assessment of an advertising campaign.

We further help clients in management and protection of their intellectual property portfolio, including filing for trademark and design registrations.

Once protected, we advise clients on the legal side of exploiting their IP rights, including drafting license and technology transfer agreements.

Our team’s forte is dispute resolution regarding IP disputes. Whether you wish to enforce your IP rights against infringers, whether you have a licensing dispute or whether you need to fend off an infringement action, we have the expertise to represent you before any court and administrative body.

The best possible outcome for the client is always our guiding principle, which may be an out-of-court settlement or a fiercely defended court or administrative decision.

Our team’s expert litigators can handle complex disputes and have experience before Belgian courts, including the Constitutional Court, European courts as well as administrative bodies, such as the BOIP, the EUIPO and the JEP. We also represent clients in WIPO and CEPANI domain name disputes.

We are by your side every step of the way, but one step ahead of the rest.

IT - Information Technology Law

AContrario.Law has a strong background in IT. We understand technology and translate it to contracts.

IT developers, providers, users and governments rely on us to advise on, negotiate and draft agreements for technology transfer, licenses, co-development agreements, partnerships and collaborations, outsourcing, IT services agreements, software development, implementation and supply agreements.  

We have particular experience in negotiating and drafting consortium agreements for research programs such as Horizon2020.

Our experienced litigators represent clients before courts and administrative bodies in IT related disputes. Whether complex or simple, whether national or cross-border, our team can handle any IT dispute coming its way.