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LLM Co-director | Professor, ULiege | Avocat, Brussels Bar

Bernard Vanbrabant is Professor (Chargé de cours) at the University of Liège (ULiège), 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 is also a practicing lawyer, working with the Belgian law firm Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick as Of Counsel. He covers the broad spectrum of 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.

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).



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
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