Member of the Brussels and Liege Bars & Professor at the University of Liège

Bernard Vanbrabant specializes in Intellectual Property law (copyright, database rights, designs, patents, trade secrets, trade marks, trade names and domain names) as well as the connected fields of contract law, distribution law and (unfair) competition law. His practice is geared towards the drafting and review of contracts, legal advice and litigation. In addition to dealing with traditional opposition proceedings and counterfeit cases, Bernard has gained considerable experience in complex litigation before the supreme courts at Belgian, Benelux and EU levels.

Bernard is also Professor at the University of Liège (ULg), where he teaches intellectual property law to law and engineering sciences students. He has authored many publications on (intellectual) property and contract law, with a particular focus on licensing agreements and the links between IP law and civil law (property and contracts).

Bernard holds a Master Degree and a PhD in Law (ULg 1998, ULg 2013). He also holds an LL.M. in Economic law (ULg 2002) and in Intellectual Property law (Intellectuele Rechten/Droits intellectuels), organised jointly by the University of Leuven and the University of Brussels (KUL – HUB-KAHO 2003).

Bernard is a member of the Brussels and Liège bar. He joined Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick as Of Counsel in 2014.


Liege Competition and Innovation Institute
University of Liege (ULg)
Quartier Agora
Place des Orateurs, 1, Bât. B 33
BE-4000 Liege

Phone: +32 4 366.31.30
Fax: +32 4 366.31.55