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Peter Van Dyck

Partner

Brussels

Van Dyck Peter
Peter Van Dyck

Partner

Brussels

Peter specialises in intellectual property rights, information technology and data protection, and has a particular focus on the interface of IP law and technology.

He assists both global and local clients in strategic transactional matters, including license agreements, R&D agreements, collaboration agreements and outsourcing transactions, as well as in multi-jurisdictional strategic GDPR projects. In addition, Peter has more than 15 years’ experience of representing clients in IP litigation cases (including patent, trademark, copyright and design infringement proceedings), having been involved in several high-profile landmark IP cases.

Peter's views are often sought by Belgian and international press on various topics and trends in his area of expertise. He is a frequent speaker at Belgian and international conferences on related topics such as technology law, GDPR, blockchain, AI and IP transactions, and has lectured on IP and marketing law at the KULeuven University since 2006.

Experience highlights

Office

Brussels

Allen & Overy (Belgium) LLP
Tervurenlaan 268A avenue de Tervueren
Brussels
1150

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Qualifications

Professional

Stagiair, Belgium, 2003

Admitted as lawyer, Belgium, 2007

Academic

LLM, Intellectual Property, Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London, 2003

Law Degree, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), 2002

Pro-bono experience

  • Advising a large international humanitarian organisation on the contractual and data protection aspects in relation to the development of, and the terms and conditions used for, an app.
  • Advising a European non-profit organisation which deals with missing children in relation to various matters, including a dispute with a software supplier relating to an app for migrant children.
  • Advising a charity organisation which provides supplementary education to children from disadvantaged neighbourhoods in relation to achieving compliance with the GDPR, including in relation to the organisation’s mailing databases.

Recognition

Published work

  • VAN DYCK, P. and CARMELIET, T., "It’s time to amend the Enforcement Directive to ensure all EU Member States provide for declarations of non-infringement of EUTMs and Community designs." (ed. STONE, D. & POTTS, B.), Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, Volume 14, Issue 10, October 2019, Pages 754–760.
  • VAN DYCK, P. and CAILLOL, C., "Belgium", chapter in "Global Investigations Review: Data Privacy & Transfer in Investigations ", London, Legal Business Research, 2018.
  • In addition, Peter frequently contributes to articles in the press to share his views on data protection and technology topics. In the past years, Peter was quoted on these topics in more than 20 publications. This includes interviews by international publications such as Bloomberg and Politico as well as the major Belgian newspapers and magazines such as De Tijd and Trends.

News & insights

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Publications: 19 JUNE 2020

Covid–19 coronavirus: emerging data protection and cybersecurity guidance (Updated 18 June 2020)

The Covid-19 coronavirus is creating a need for organisations to process personal data, for a variety of specific purposes (including managing and protecting their workforce, customers and the…

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Publications: 17 FEBRUARY 2020

New guidelines on the processing of personal data for direct marketing purposes

Every day, direct marketing communications are addressed to billions of people who are targeted as a result of the processing of their personal data.

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Publications: 29 JANUARY 2020

Trade mark owners need not amend broad specifications following Sky v SkyKick

Today, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) in Sky v SkyKick (C-371/18) has declined to follow the Advocate General and held that trade mark specifications that cover broad terms such as “computer…

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Publications: 02 OCTOBER 2019

GIR - data privacy & transfer in investigations

Regulators and enforcement authorities across the globe are continuing their focus on the activities of banks, corporations and their employees.

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