Van Innis & Delarue
Van Innis & Delarue is a top-tier IP litigation boutique. Clients call on the firm for its tenacious and rigorous handling of their most challenging IP disputes. Van Innis & Delarue is recognised as among the best in class by all leading legal directories. The firm is consistently involved in the most-touted IP disputes handled by Belgian courts and the firm’s lawyers have pleaded many landmark IP cases before the European Court of Justice.
The firm’s clients are typically pioneers in creative and innovative industries. They work at the top of their field to make designer and luxury goods, clothing, furniture, audiovisual productions, art, photographic and literary works, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, computer apps, hardware and e-commerce platforms. Protecting the intellectual property of creative clients with different backgrounds, the firm has experience with luxury, fashion and designer goods that is unsurpassed, not only in Belgium but beyond.
Van Innis & Delarue is praised for its efficient, no-nonsense ability to remove knock-off items from the market and to obtain adequate compensation for damages suffered by clients. The firm invests a lot of partner time in the disputes that it handles, which is highly appreciated by clients. Due to this approach and past results, historical IP and other clients frequently call on the firm for high-stake or complex business litigation in other matters, including breach of contract, defamation and unfair competition. In addition, the firm assists clients with non-contentious IP matters. These include:
- drafting and negotiating IP-heavy agreements (licence agreements, distribution agreements and advertising agreements); and
- IP due diligence assignments brought to the firm by private equity firms, corporate boutique law firms or corporate practices of law firms that lack IP capacity (in Belgium).
The team is big enough to handle any case and guarantees excellence at every level. In high-stake multi-jurisdictional IP matters or upon other referrals, Van Innis & Delarue works with some of the finest Best Friend firms – both in the European Union and the United States. Many of these are also specialised IP or litigation boutiques, others are IP or litigation practices of elite global law firms.