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Rankings Intellectual Property

  • Legal 500

    Within Intellectual Property, Lydian is ranked in Tier 2. Annick Mottet Haugaard and Bastiaan Bruyndonckx are mentioned. Olivia Santantonio is a “Rising Star”. 

    Annick Mottet Haugaard leads the IP team at Lydian, which has 'great knowledge of IP law' and is adept at handling copyright, design and trade mark litigation, notably for well-known clients drawn from the luxury goods sector. Bastiaan Bruyndonckx and counsel Olivia Santantonio are noted.

  • Chambers and partners – Chambers Europe

    Within Intellectual Property, Lydian is ranked in Band 4 and Annick Mottet Haugaard is ranked in Band 3.

    What the team is known for Notable practice assisting with trade mark protection and opposition mandates. Also advises clients on copyright, design right and anti-counterfeiting matters. Acts for clients from the fashion, automotive and gaming sectors, as well as representing artists in the protection of their work.

    Strengths One source is impressed by the firm's "very full offering in intellectual property." Another interviewee reports that "for anti-counterfeiting measures, the firm is a very good name."

    Chambers Europe states: Interviewees enthuse that Annick Mottet Haugaard "has a great reputation" within the Belgian IP market. She assists clients with trade mark opposition proceedings and anti-counterfeiting matters. She has a number of clients from the fashion and automotive sectors.

  • WTR 1000

    Lydian is ranked bronze in WTR 1000 in 2020. Annick Mottet Haugaard is ranked in silver category and she is also ranked in anti-counterfeiting category in WTR 1000 in 2020.

    One of the main players in the Benelux anti-counterfeiting sphere, Lydian carves a niche for itself in the watch and luxury sector. In this light, at the heart of the firm practice is Annick Mottet Haugaard, “the queen of anti-counterfeiting work in Belgium. On this side of things, she has done some excellent work and represents some very impressive clients.” For foreign clients seeking top-notch IP advice in Belgium, Lydian is an obvious choice due to its capability to advise in English, French and Dutch.


  • Leaders League

    Lydian, along with Annick Mottet Haugaard, is ranked as "Excellent" in the category Intellectual property: Trademark litigation and as "Highly recommended" in the category Intellectual property: Copyright law in the Leaders League ranking 2020.

  • Who's Who Legal

    Annick Mottet Haugaard is "recommended" in the Global Leader – Franchise and Trademarks guide of 2019.

  • Expert Guide

    Annick Mottet Haugaard is mentioned as Belgian expert in the Expert Guide Trademarks. She is also mentioned in the Expert Guide Women in Business Law.

  • IP Stars

    Lydian is ranked as Notable Firms in the IP Stars Trade mark contentious ranking of 2020. Annick Mottet Haugaard is  ranked as Trade mark star 2020/21.