Bernard Vanbrabant (PhD) is specialised in intellectual property law and broader technology matters. He has gained considerable experience regarding copyright, database rights, designs, patents, trade secrets, trademarks, trade names and domain names, without neglecting the connected fields of contract law, distribution law and (unfair) competition law. In addition to dealing with traditional opposition proceedings, counterfeit cases and seizures in matter of counterfeit, Bernard has gained experience in complex litigation before the supreme courts at Belgian, Benelux and EU levels. He also has a strong contractual practice and experience in managing terminations and disputes in the framework of IT contracts and IP licences.
Bernard is also professor at the University of Liège (ULg), where he teaches intellectual property law. He has authored many publications on (intellectual) property and contract law, with a particular focus on licensing agreements and the links between IP law and civil law (property and contracts).