Prominent Intellectual Property Partner and Associate Join McGuireWoods' Brussels Office

March 13, 2008

McGuireWoods LLP announced that Paul Van den Bulck has joined its Belgium office as a partner. Marie de Bellefroid, an associate, has also joined the firm.

“Paul and Marie add depth to McGuireWoods in several areas that deal with intellectual property, new technology and media law,” said Xavier Van der Mersch, Managing Partner for the Brussels office of McGuireWoods. “Paul has an international practice, particularly in the intellectual property area of law. We are excited for Paul to join our firm and help lead the firm’s European efforts in this area.”

Van den Bulck focuses on legal issues concerning copyrights, trademarks, patents, design protection, biotechnology, media and entertainment, software and technology law, and fair trade practices. He serves as a training officer for the Intellectual Property Research Institute Henri-Desbois-Chamber of Commerce, Trade and Industry of Paris. He is also a lecturer at University Paris II Pantheon-Assas in France and for Telecom ParisTech. Additionally he serves as the Chairman of the Commission for Veterinarian Deontology of for the Belgian Pharmaceutical Industry Association.

de Bellefroid, focuses her practice on trademarks, patents, models, copyright, new technologies and media law. She has served as an attaché for the Minister Jos Chabert, during his office as Vice-President of the Brussels Parliament, and for, the Belgium Federal Senator Clotide Nyssens.

Xavier Van der Mersch
+32 (0)2 629 42 11 (Belgium)

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