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Practice areas:

Copyright & related rights
Trade mark litigation

Industry sectors:

Computer technology & services
ICT & software

Fabienne specialises in copyright, media and new technology (including software and database protection). She also works regularly in the areas of trademarks, design rights, unfair trade practices and data protection. She advises and defends copyright and neighbouring rights holders such as producers, publishers, broadcasters and some well-known artists, as well as their collective management organizations. She conducts several high-level litigations and assists clients in their negotiations and with the drafting of contracts, advising them both on the legal-technical and strategic aspects. Fabienne is a CEPINA approved arbitrator for domain-name disputes and a CEPINA approved ICT-mediator. 

In addition to her extensive practical experience, Fabienne is a professor of intellectual property, media law and ICT law at the University of Brussels (VUB). She also lectures at the University of Leuven (KUL) in the Advanced Master in Intellectual Property Rights & ICT. 

Fabienne is the Secretary General of the “Association Littéraire et Artistique Internationale” (ALAI) and Board member of its Belgian chapter, the “Belgian Association for Copyright” (ABA/BVA) after having been the chair for about 14 years. She is appointed as an expert-member of the Intellectual Property Council and vice-chair of its Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Division (the advisory organ to the Belgian federal minister competent for intellectual property rights). She also is a member of the editorial Board of the legal review "Auteurs & Media". She has authored many articles and books on copyright and is a regular speaker at national and international events.


Last updated 9th January 2020