Intellectual Property has been a key focus of SIMONT BRAUN since its foundation. Our practice includes information technology and trade practices as well as regulatory aspects, competition law and distribution law.
 
SIMONT BRAUN’s Intellectual Property, Information Technology & Trade Practices department comprises 14 lawyers including 5 partners. Our ongoing challenge is to maintain and develop these fields of excellence. SIMONT BRAUN’s Intellectual Property, Information Technology & Trade Practices team plays an active role in assisting national and international organizations concerned by intellectual property, which enables them to identify the most-recent developments ahead of market trends.
 
The lawyers in the Intellectual Property, Information Technology & Trade Practices team represent clients in litigation. They always look to getting the best solutions by means of negotiation, mediation, arbitration or legal proceedings (including before the European Courts and the Benelux Court). However, our lawyers also assist clients in the structuring, negotiation and completion of complex projects involving the exploitation of intellectual property rights. Their close collaboration with other SIMONT BRAUN departments, especially the Corporate, Banking and Finance team and the Tax Law team, enables our lawyers to specifically organize the structural aspects of these various operations. Our Intellectual Property, Information Technology & Trade Practices team also occasionally acts in audit or due diligence assignments to assist the other specialist teams at SIMONT BRAUN.
 
The lawyers in SIMONT BRAUN’s Intellectual Property, Information Technology & Trade Practices team advise Belgian and international clients in various sectors such as the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, the oil industry, electromechanical engineering, telecommunications, music, the film industry and the media, the software industry, databases, luxury goods, food products, advertising and direct marketing. In this context, they have developed preferred relationships with the best specialist firms abroad.
 
Check here for examples of major cases in which our teams have been involved in these areas of practice: