Professor, ULiege | Avocat, Brussels Bar
Paul Maeyaert is a founding partner at Fencer, an IP boutique law firm specializing in intellectual property, media & advertising, distribution as well as related practice areas. Paul’s intellectual property expertise has a particular focus on trademark, patent and copyright litigation, anti-counterfeiting, and parallel trade matters.
He is a member of the Brussels bar and, over the past decades, Paul has built a vast experience as a litigator. Not only before the Belgian courts, but also before the European courts. In this respect, he represented clients in more than ten cases before the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Paul also regularly assists clients in arbitration and mediation proceedings. He is an accredited mediator and member of the Belgian Federal Mediation Commission since 2014. He is also a member of CEPANI and an accredited mediator with WIPO.
Paul Maeyaert is a frequent conference speaker and has authored several publications in the areas of intellectual property, distribution and advertising. He also lectures on European trademark law at the Université de Liège, as part of its LL.M program “Competition law and IP” and is a guest lecturer on advertisement law in Brussels at the VUB and the Université Saint-Louis. He also lectures at the yearly IP Summer School at Downing College, Cambridge.
Paul is a member of INTA (and its Committee ‘online publications’), MARQUES (and its ‘Famous and Well Known Marks committee’), the European Patent Lawyers’ Association (EPLAW), and the International Association for the protection of intellectual property (AIPPI).
He is treasurer of the Belgian Copyright Association (the Belgian section of the ALAI), the Belgian section of the International League of Competition Law (LIDC) and a member of the Benelux Trademark and Industrial Design Attorneys Association (BBM). Next to that, he is a member of the Editorial Board of the Belgian Intellectual Property Law Review IRDI.
Paul practices in Dutch, English and French.
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