“One of the best IP lawyers in Belgium”, Bruno seeks out the most effective path for litigation, in line with Bird & Bird’s clients’ business strategies.
Bruno is a partner in Bird & Bird’s international intellectual property group and heads up the intellectual property team in Brussels.
Bruno has experience in all types of intellectual property litigation. He focuses on drafting and negotiating licence agreements, conducting intellectual property due diligence, litigating patents and trademarks, and advising clients on cross-border litigation strategies in Belgium and Europe.
Bruno studied and trained in the US; he assists his clients in patent disputes that reach beyond Europe, in particular the US.
Bruno is a long-standing member of the Benelux Chapter of the Licensing Executive Society (LES) where he has served as board member and president. He is a member of the Belgian AIPPI and of INTA.
Bruno is also head of the editorial board for the Belgian IP journal Intellectuele Rechten / Droits Intellectuels (IRDI).
Bruno practises in Dutch, French and English and contributes to various intellectual property magazines.
According to Chambers Europe 2013 “Bruno Vandermeulen earns widespread praise from clients for his patent litigation: ‘He is extremely qualified and provides an excellent service’.” Chambers Europe 2012 says of him that “Interviewees regard department head Bruno Vandermeulen as ‘a truly amazing patent litigator. He is practical and responsive.’ He runs a varied practice with a focus on the life sciences sector.”
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