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Pieter Van Den Broecke

Intellectual Property Partner, Brussels


Advocaat/Avocat, Member of the Brussels Bar
Associate Member of the International Trademark Association (INTA)


Specialises in (i) contentious (litigation and ADR) and non-contentious work relating to trademarks, trade dress, patents, copyrights, software, domain names, customs seizures and trade secrets; (ii) negotiation and drafting of contracts relating to all aspects of IP and IP strategic alliances (R&D, licenses, technology transfers and joint-ventures) and of other related types of collaboration (franchising, agency and distributorship agreements); (iii) trademark portfolio management, including clearance, filing and prosecution; (iv) IP aspects of corporate deals and structured finance, including securitisation; (v) advertising, commercial promotions, unfair competition and trade practices. Pieter is also co-head of our global Consumer sector team.

Professional experience

2013 to date Partner Linklaters LLP, Brussels
2007 - 2013 Counsel Linklaters LLP, Brussels
2004 - 2007 Managing Associate, Linklaters De Bandt, Brussels
2002 - 2004 Associate, Linklaters De Bandt, Brussels
1998 - 2002 Associate, De Bandt, Van Hecke, Lagae & Loesch, Brussels *

* In 2002, De Bandt, van Hecke, Lagae & Loesch merged with Linklaters


2001 - 2002 New York University, New York, Master in Trade Regulation
1999 - 2001 Catholic University of Brussels, KUB, Master in Intellectual Property (magna cum laude)
1993 - 1998 University of Ghent - UG, Law Degree (magna cum laude)