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Rankings Intellectual Property

  • Legal 500

    Our Intellectual Property practice is ranked in Tier 2. Olivia Santantonio is a Rising Star. Bastiaan Bruyndonckx is mentioned.

    Lydian‘s IP practice handles contentious and non-contentious work for clients in a range of sectors, including luxury goods and life sciences. Commercial and litigation partner Bastiaan Bruyndonckx leads the team, and is particularly well regarded in the field of IT and data. Counsel Olivia Santantonio, meanwhile, has expertise in patent and trade mark portfolio management, as well as ‘in-depth knowledge and experience of IP court cases‘.

    Testimonials from peers and/or clients

    ‘Strong analytical capabilities on all levels of the team. Fair and honest feedback regarding case matters and opponents arguments.’

    ‘Very quick to analyse and understand complex issues. Proactive in foreseeing opponents arguments and how the case might play out. Highly experienced and knowledgeable about legislation and procedure.’

  • Chambers and partners – Chambers Europe

    Within Intellectual Property, Lydian is ranked in Band 4 (2023).

    What the team is known for Lydian assists international clients from the automotive and fashion industries with a range of contentious intellectual property mandates, representing clients in design infringement cases, trade mark disputes, copyright protection mandates, domain name litigation and image rights issues.

    "The team has accurate judgement, and is responsive and proactive."
    "Lydian keeps you up to speed with the issues and strategies that matter, giving you the detail and depth you need to operate successfully."

    Work highlights
    Lydian assisted Gucci and Balenciaga with the filing of their Benelux trade mark, incorporating the GG trade mark and the BALENCIAGA initials.

    Notable practitioners
    Bastiaan Bruyndonckx is a key contact at the firm.


  • WTR 1000

    Lydian is ranked bronze in WTR 1000 in 2023. Olivia Santantonio is a leading individual (Bronze) in WTR 1000 in 2023.

    When tricky infringement issues arise, full-service Belgian law firm Lydian acts quickly and decisively. Its IP team comes stacked with polished professionals and astute strategists, who align themselves as key commercial partners and are unwavering in their dedication. The group handles matters for some of the leading names in the automotive industry and fashion and luxury goods sector, and recently it has been advising two major fashion houses, Gucci and Balenciaga. Overseeing the matter, “Olivia Santantonio possesses that sharp commercial acumen that clients actively seek out, and delivers timely, strategic and impressive advice”

  • Leaders League

    Lydian is ranked as "Excellent" in the category Intellectual property: Copyright law and "Highly recommended" in the category Intellectual property: Trademark litigation in the Leaders League ranking 2022.

  • IP Stars

    Lydian is ranked as Notable Firms in the IP Stars Trade mark contentious ranking of 2023.