Laevens, Eric

  Brussels, Belgium
 +32 2 285 01 00
 +32 2 230 33 39
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Eric Laevens is a lawyer  specialising in intellectual property rights, trade practices, commercial law and contract law. He has gained much of his experience since 1976 representing comic book authors and has become extremely well-versed in copyright law. He represents several large and renowned rightsholders, for which he monitors the organisation, protection and utilisation of cartoon characters (publishing, merchandising, audio, audiovisual, etc). He also deals with related trademark issues and general commercial matters. Eric Laevens is fluent in 4 languages. Eric graduated in law from the RUG and obtained an L.L.M. from the University of Virginia. He has been continually active in international commercial law, including for M&A operations, since 1973. He is a member of the Belgian Association for Copyright Law, the Belgian Association for Competition Law and INTA. In 1995 he set up the quarterly law review IRDI (Intellectuele Rechten - Droits Intellectuels) [Intellectual Rights]. Since 2006 / 2007 he is a member of the Brussel Bar Council (Dutch roll).

Practice Areas

Intellectual property rights, distribution, trade practices, general commercial law, product liability, labelling, advertising.

Author's rights, publishing, cartoon character exploitation, licensing, merchandising, audio-visual exploitation, patents, designs.