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  Katia Manhaeve



Katia Manhaeve is a partner at Allen & Overy in Luxembourg where she heads the intellectual property and technology department with more than 20 years of experience.

She focuses on both contentious and non-contentious IP matters. She has important experience in trademark, copyright and patent issues, including litigation before the courts of the European Union.

Katia also specialises in distribution law, advertising, trade practices, e-commerce and TMT law, including data protection.

Katia is active in several working groups related to her fields of specialisation and is a regular speaker at conferences.

She is the president of the Luxembourg Chapter of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA), of the Benelux Association for Trademark and Design Law (BMM) and of the MARQUES Trademark Law and Practice Team. Katia is also an appointed member and Luxembourg representative of the Benelux Council of Intellectual Property. She served as the former president of the BMM and was a longstanding member of this association's board and legislative committee.

Katia is ranked as a Notable Practioner in Band 1 by Chambers Europe 2017, as an IP star by Managing Intellectual Property 2017 and as a World Leading Trademark Professional by World Trademark Review 2017.

Professional qualifications

Admitted as avocat à la Cour, Luxembourg, 1996

Admitted as avocat, Luxembourg, 1993

Academic qualifications

Licence ("cum laude"), Law, University of Leuven and University of Salamanca, 1991

Candidature ("cum laude"), Law, University of Namur, 1989

Published work

"Copyright in the information society, A Guide to National Implementation of the European Directive", November 2011 (co-author)

"The territorial use of a community trademark: the users' point of view", In Varietate Concordia? National and European trademarks living apart together, Benelux Office for Intellectual Property, 2011

"International Agency and Distribution Law", Yorkhill Law Publishing, 2011 (co-author)

"Franchising in the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg", Yorkhill Law Publishing, 2011 (co-author)

"Q&A Guide: IP Taxation", Managing Intellectual Property, May 2010 (co-author)

"Favourable tax regime for intellectual property rights: Clarification by a new circular", European Taxation, July 2009 (co-author)

"Législation fiscale et propriété intellectuelle", Echo des entreprises, April 2009 (co-author)

"Intellectual Property Taxation", American Chamber of Commerce News Report (2nd Quarter 2009) (co-author)

Report on "Précis des marques" by Antoine Braun and Emmanuel Cornu, Luxembourg, Journal des Tribunaux (June 2009)

"Note on Panalpina judgement", Luxembourg, Case Law Information Bulletin "Jeune Barreau" (June 2006) 

"Le commerce électronique au regard du droit international privé", Luxembourg Codex n°14, 2000 (co-author) 

"The Need for Legal Safeguards as a Result of the New Signal Protection Methods used by Interactive Services", Luxembourg report to the EC Commission, 1996 (co-author)

"Bank Security and other Credit Enhancement Methods", Luxembourg, Kluwer Law International, 1995 (co-author)

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