Intellectual Property Counsel,
Benelux and European trademark & design Attorney
Education and qualifications:
- Master in Law (UCL)
- Certificat d’aptitude à la fonction d’avocat (CAPAC)
- Benelux trademark & design Attorney (certification BMM)
- European trademark & design Attorney
Donatienne started her career in Intellectual Property in 1986 as a lawyer at the Brussels Bar in the law firm VAN BUNNEN & REMICHE, famous in this field. In 1991, she joined the IP firm KIRKPATRICK with the aim of developing a legal department dealing with trademarks, designs, copyrights, domain names or IP contracts. She took over the responsibility of General Manager of this firm of 45 professionals in 1999.
In 2007, Donatienne joined the IP firm GEVERS Group, as Chief Quality and Development Officer and member of the management committee, where she was in charge -among others- of quality, organizational efficiency, human resources, personal and business development.
She left GEVERS in 2014 and created her own consultancy firm.
Donatienne has a strong expertise in the Intellectual Property field, on which she may rely to have a 360° view of clients’ needs, which enables her to build up with them a protection and valorization strategy in the field of creation and innovation, meeting with their best interests.
She assists and advises clients, either SME or multinationals or even organizations active in the non commercial sector, with respect to trademarks, designs, copyrights, domain names, licenses or distribution contracts, not only in the administrative and legal procedures for obtaining IP rights but also with respect to enforcement, defense and valorization of these rights.
She is a ember of various professional associations, former member of the Belgian «Conseil Supérieur de la Propriété Intellectuelle ».
Languages: French, English
Main interests: passionate about travel, walking and reading, home organizing practitioner and fervent follower of field hockey.