“One of the best IP lawyers in Belgium”, Bruno seeks out the most effective path for litigation, in line with his clients’ business strategies.
Bruno is partner in our 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 diligences, litigating patents, know how and trade marks, and advising clients on cross-border litigation strategies in Belgium and Europe, including protection of confidential information and Trade Secrets.
Bruno also advises and assists European clients in patent disputes in the United States.
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 practices in Dutch, French and English and contributes to various intellectual property magazines.
IAM Patent 1000 (2013) says, "Bruno Vandermeulen is the star of the show", adding: "The seasoned litigator features in many of the country’s highest-profile disputes, but is also a renowned transactional lawyer.”
Chambers Europe (2015) says: "Department head Bruno Vandermeulen is a highly experienced IP litigator handling complex patent, trade mark and copyright cases, including cross-border patent disputes. He is also an arbitrator at CEPANI (the Belgian Centre for Arbitration & Mediation)."
IAM Patent 1000 (2015) says: Bruno Vandermuelen handled the Belgian leg, involving three separate parallel proceedings: “He has sound experience in litigation management and his commitment, availability and diligence are highly appreciated.”
WWL says: He has “a superb reputation” as “a first class patent litigator”
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