Lydian covers the gamut of contentious and non-contentious IP work for clients in relation to trade marks, copyright, designs and patents. It is particularly noted for a strong track record in IP litigation, and is also seen as a major player on anti-counterfeiting in the Benelux region. Clients of the practice include entities operating in areas such as luxury goods, insurance and life sciences, among others. In a significant development, Olivia Santantonio was promoted to counsel in January 2020. She is experienced when representing IP rights holders in opposition or cancellation proceedings, as well as matters concerning the invalidity of trade marks. Annick Mottet Haugaard and Bastiaan Bruyndonckx co-head the team, whose recent work included representing Prada during opposition proceedings against Dutch company Interplant Roses over a trade mark application made by the latter.
Testimonials from peers and/or clients
‘Long-standing team at Lydian has represented us for years. Good mix of juniors to keep costs minimised, but outstanding partner contact.’
‘Annick Haugaard is a key contact and an expert. Always responsive and commercial with advice.’