De Clercq & Partners


Edgard Gevaertdreef 10a
Sint-Martens-Latem 9830


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Key contacts:

Founding Partner: Ann De Clercq
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Partner: Bart De Wachter
Partner: Liesbet Paemen
Partner: Sakina Bounaga
Partner: Andrej Michalík
Partner: Joost Muylle
Partner: Koen Vanhalst

Quick facts:

Established: 1999
Number of Partners: 7
Number of IP Practitioners: 47
Languages Spoken at the Firm: Dutch, English, French, Spanish, Slovak
Network Memberships: INTA, AIPPI, Flanders BIO, CIOPORA, IE-net, LES, EPI & VOKA

De Clercq & Partners is your partner for personalized Intellectual Property protection and enforcement. We have extensive experience in assisting clients in building up, evaluating and maintaining a relevant intellectual property portfolio which will both maximize your company’s competitive advantage as well as ensuring optimal use of intellectual property assets.

Based on the concrete needs of each client, our services may extend from assisting in addressing specific intellectual property issues, to ensuring the complete development of an intellectual property strategy. Where necessary, we help our clients to understand and feel comfortable with all aspects of intellectual property processes and their requirements. We aim to give our clients complete peace of mind in relation to all intellectual property issues and strive to provide advice tailored to clients’ specific requirements.

Key IP Areas

Designs, Intellectual property (prosecution), Patent, Trade mark, Trade mark prosecution, Patent prosecution, Life sciences IP, Copyright & related rights, IP transactions

Key Sector Expertise

Biotechnology, Chemical, Artificial intelligence, Medical devices, Pharmaceutical, Life sciences, Engineering