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Rankings Intellectual Property

  • Legal 500

    Our Intellectual Property practice is ranked in Tier 2. Annick Mottet Haugaard is Leading Individual. 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. Practice co-head Annick Mottet Haugaard has extensive capabilities in anti-counterfeiting and patent litigation. Fellow co-head 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 and Annick Mottet Haugaard is ranked in Band 3.

    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.

    Notable practitioners
    Annick Mottet Haugaard acts for clients on domain name disputes, trade mark litigation, image rights questions and copyright protection matters. She often represents clients from the fashion and automotive industries. A client highlights her "experience and analytical review of complex issues."

  • WTR 1000

    Lydian is ranked bronze in WTR 1000 in 2022. Annick Mottet Haugaard and Olivia Santantonio are both ranked as leading individuals in WTR 1000 in 2022; silver for Annick, Bronze for Olivia. Annick also has a individual ranking for anti-counterfeiting.

    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. Cultivating close, long-term connections with them is the “sharp, practical and hands-on” Annick Mottet Haugaard, who works tirelessly to ensure that the firm’s output is of the highest quality. She meticulously handles complex disputes and speaks at international conferences on a regular basis alongside 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, along with Annick Mottet Haugaard, is ranked as "Highly recommended" in the category Intellectual property: Trademark litigation and in the category Intellectual property: Copyright law in the Leaders League ranking 2021.

  • Who's Who Legal

    Annick Mottet Haugaard is "recommended" in the Global Leader – Franchise and Trademarks guide of 2020.

  • 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 2022. Annick Mottet Haugaard is  ranked as Trade mark star 2020/21.