Stijn Debaene, Partner, IP Enforcement and Litigation
I have litigated in cases in all fields of intellectual property law with a particular focus on patents and trade marks as well as in several related fields such as unfair competition law and sports law. My clients include multinationals in the retail (particularly fashion and toys), pharmaceuticals and chemicals sectors.
As far as non-contentious work is concerned, I advise frequently on pharmaceutical law (also on non-IP related issues such as clinical trials, advertising and pricing and reimbursement issues) and assist pharma companies and other research-driven undertakings in drafting and negotiating research and development, Joint Development and other IP-sensitive agreements.
I am frequently interviewed by Belgian and foreign journalists regarding “hot” IP-matters such as the European Court of Justice’s decisions regarding cross-border patent litigation and the Google AdWords litigation.
I graduated from the Catholic University of Leuven and completed an LL.M at the Columbia University School of Law.
I speak Dutch, French, English, Spanish and Italian.