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Hakim is an experienced litigator in all areas of intellectual property law (copyright, trademarks, patents, designs and trade secrets).

He also litigates matters in the area of technology law, such as internet service provider liability, domain name disputes and unfair trade practices, including matters involving the protection of reputation of companies or individuals.

Hakim advises clients in IP-rich transactions, such as technology transfer, software licensing, consulting, outsourcing, brand protection and film production/distribution.

His experience in all IP-rich and/or highly regulated sectors has involved me working with clients from the media and telecom sector, the life sciences sector (with spin-offs from universities, start-ups as well as multinationals), the consumer products/retail sector,  the high-tech sector, the sports sector and the energy sector.

Hakim has been involved in many high-profile IP litigation proceedings where he successfully represented clients such as Vitra, Studio 100, Puratos, Telenet and Tomorrowland.

Together with his team, he has been recurrently ranked in Chambers Europe and Legal 500, as well as in "IAM Patent 1000" - The World's Leading Patent Practitioners and the "WTR 1000" - The World Trademark Review directory.

He graduated from the Catholic University of Louvain and completed a Master in Intellectual Property Law at the Catholic University of Brussels, as well as a LL.M in Law, Science & Technology at Standford University. He is a member of the editorial board of the Belgian IP law journal IRDI and the technology law journal RDTI.

What others say…

One client particularly highlights Haouideg as a "good negotiator " and also praises his "proactivity and ability to 'get things done'.

Chambers Europe, 2020 – Intellectual Property

Hakim Haouideg - 'an excellent lawyer' -  is a name to note

Legal 500, 2020 – Intellectual Property

Hakim Haouideg acts on litigation relating to trade marks, copyright, designs and patents. He advises clients from the retail and telecommunications industries. One source remarks that he is "a very smart lawyer," while another notes that he is "technically very good."

Chambers Europe 2019

Haouideg is an experienced litigator, although he also does a top job on transactional IP matters. Sources comment that he is very quick to understand complex technical issues

2019 IAM Patent 1000

Hakim Haouideg advises on the full gamut of IP issues, and is particularly well versed in technology matters, including software licensing, technology transfer and outsourcing. One client enthuses: "He stood up to protect our interest without wasting time on other stuff."

Chambers Europe 2017

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