Ingrid Mennens

Managing Director at Novagraaf

Ingrid Mennens is the managing director of Novagraaf Belgium. She is a Benelux and European trademark and design attorney and has built a profound knowledge of IP-related matters during her career. Ms Mennens has particular expertise in managing global IP portfolios and provides clients with strategic advice on the development, protection, exploitation and optimisation of their IP portfolios. She currently manages a team of 20 IP specialists.

Ms Mennens obtained her LLM from the University of Leuven, in which she specialised in intellectual property. She subsequently gained experience in managing major IP portfolios at a consultancy firm, before joining Novagraaf Belgium in 2006 as managing director. She is a certified trademark and design attorney of the Benelux Association for Trademark and Design Law (BMM).

Ms Mennens is a former president of the BMM and former committee member of the European Communities Trademarks Association and the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property.

Ms Mennens regularly gives presentations to clients, as well as at industry events, on IP management topics such as how to put in place a good protection, defence and exploitation strategy. She speaks Dutch, English and French.

Her areas of expertise include:

  • trademark registration and portfolio management;
  • trademark prosecution;
  • trademark filing strategies;
  • trademark portfolio audits;
  • domain names;
  • IP strategy;
  • corporate IP management;
  • IP risk management;
  • dispute resolution;
  • litigation management; and
  • pre-litigation and litigation.

Ms Mennens has been recommended in the World Trademark Review rankings for several years.

Professional associations

  • BMM
  • INTA

Firm details

Chaussée de la Hulpe 187
Brussels 1170

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