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  Geert Glas



Geert specialises in IP and ICT law. He conducts litigation, advises on non-litigious matters and assists in negotiating and drafting agreements and transactions. Geert has litigated landmark IP cases before the European, Benelux and Belgian courts and has co-ordinated several multi-jurisdiction conflicts.
He is a former chairman of the Benelux Trademark Association and a former member of the Board of Directors of the International Trademark Association. Geert is the chairman of the Benelux Council for Intellectual Property (BCIP) which advises the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP) on all aspects of IP legislation. He has also been appointed by the Belgian Federal Minister of the Economy to the Belgian Council for Intellectual Property. He has advised the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) on IP issues related to the Internet and is an accredited WIPO and ICC arbitrator. Geert chaired the Committee involved with reviewing the .be rules.
Over the past 15 years, Geert has consistently been recommended by independent legal directories as a leading lawyer in the area of IP, ICT and life sciences.

Professional qualifications

Admitted as advocaat, Belgium, 1990

Admitted as advocate, Belgium, 1990

Exempt european lawyer, England and Wales, 2004

Academic qualifications

Law Degree, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), 1984

LLM, University of Illinois, 1985

Published work

Several articles on telecom, media, trademark and patent law and scientific contributions.

Obversational column in Droits Intellectuels-Intellectuele Rechten (IRDI)

'Famous and Well-Known Trademarks and the Internet' (Mostert Editor)

'Registrability of Community Trade Marks' 'Gyngell & Poulter, editors)

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