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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 is highly capable in both a litigating and transactional capacity, with significant experience in cross-border M&A, distribution network restructurings, and IP prosecution mandates throughout the Benelux region. Bastiaan Bruyndonckx is noted for his expertise in IT and data protection matters. Olivia Santantonio is recommended for brand protection issues and trade practices.

    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.

    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.

    Work highlights
    Advised Assos on a cease and desist letter to prevent the registration of an 'Astos' trade mark.


  • WTR 1000

    Lydian is ranked bronze in WTR 1000 in 2022. Olivia Santantonio is a leading individual (Bronze) in WTR 1000 in 2022.

    A distinguished outfit with an exceptional understanding of commercial realities, Lydian is home to team of accomplished litigators who have been instrumental in driving the firm’s enforcement practice, attracting a slew of high-profile anti-counterfeiting instructions in the process. The group routinely represents some of the biggest names in the fashion and luxury goods industries, and staunchly protects their rights across the Benelux. Olivia Santantonio, whose “responsive, incisive and self-reliant” approach earns high praise from patrons: “Olivia always keep you posted and makes insightful decisions that speed up the process – and all at a fair rate. She instils in us nothing butconfidence.”

  • 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 2022.