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We're delighted to welcome Sarah van den Brande as a new IP-IT counsel in our Commercial & Litigation Group


Belgian law firm Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick enhances its IP-IT capabilities with the arrival of Sarah van den Brande. She joins the firm as from 4 March as Counsel in the Commercial and Litigation Practice Group.


Sarah specialises in Intellectual Property with a particular focus on copyright, trademarks and designs. Her practice also involves general commercial and contract law, with a focus on market practices, as well as Data Protection.

Her practice covers a range of sectors, such as the software and technological industry, the media, the artist and fashion scene and consumer goods.

An experienced litigator in complex cases, she also provides advice on strategically protecting intellectual property and know-how. Throughout the years, she has acquired a broad expertise in drafting and negotiating IP-IT related agreements, particularly patent, trademark and software licensing agreements.

She is a member of several professional associations in Intellectual Property, such as the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), the Benelux Trademark and Industrial Design Association (BMM) and the Belgian Copyright Association (ADA).

Sarah holds a law degree from the University of Ghent (2006) and a LLM. in Intellectual Property from the University of Leuven (KU Leuven/KU Brussels 2007). In addition, she specialised in copyright at Harvard University (2015) and in Washington, DC at the WIPO (UN World Intellectual Property Organisation) (2013).

Prior to joining the firm, Sarah was a Counsel at Curia. She is admitted to the Brussels Bar.

As part of the Commercial & Litigation Practice, our IP-IT team advises clients in contentious and non-contentious Intellectual Property and information technology matters, including Data Protection matters, both at a national and international level.


Etienne Kairis, Head of the Commercial and Litigation practice group comments: "Sarah is a talented and recognized expert in Intellectual Property who is recommended in the latest edition of Legal 500 while described by clients as “A ‘rising star’, who is ‘exceptional at delivering bullet-proof contracts with great attention to detail’. She will be a great addition to the team. We are delighted that she decided to join Liedekerke and thus reinforces the Dutch-speaking side of our team”.


For further information, please contact Sarah or visit our website.