Bruno is a Belgian IP litigation lawyer, practising intellectual property law in Brussels since 1990. Bruno is a partner of the international law firm Bird & Bird where he heads the intellectual property department of the Brussels office. Bruno graduated from the Catholic University of Leuven in 1988 and holds an LLM from the University of Georgia.
Bruno practises in Dutch, French and English. He has experience in all types of intellectual property litigation and has acquired a specific and unique experience in Belgian cross-border patent litigation and discovery for pharmaceutical companies, and in the protection of their confidential information. Bruno regularly publishes on this subject in various intellectual property magazines.
Bruno focuses his practice on drafting and negotiation licence agreements, conducting intellectual property due diligences, litigating patents and trademarks, and advising clients on cross-border litigation strategies in Belgium and Europe. Bruno also advises and assists European clients in patent disputes in the United States.
Bruno is a long-standing and honorary member of the Benelux chapter of the Licensing Executive Society, where he has served as board member and president. He is a member of the Belgian AIPPI and of INTA and was an arbitrator with the Belgian domain name dispute resolution centre, Cepani. Bruno also chairs the editorial board of the Belgian IP journal Intellectuele Rechten/Droits Intellectuels (IRDI).
Major legal directory Chambers Europe 2012 comments that Bruno 'is renowned in the market for his work as a smart and effective litigator'.
Bruno's team won the Managing IP (MIP) award for 'Best Belgian IP Practice' in 2005 and the WorldLeader award in both 2004 and 2007 for 'Best Contribution to European Patent Litigation'.
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