Tanguy de Haan is an IP litigator.
His practice focuses on patent, trade mark and design litigation, in particular cross-border disputes and pan-European claims. Tanguy has extensive experience before the General Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union as well as the Belgian courts.
Tanguy received his law degree magna cum laude from the University of Louvain (UCL) in 2000. He is admitted to the Brussels bar and joined NautaDutilh in 2000. In June 2013, Tanguy participated in the Harvard Business School’s IP Strategy Programme.
Tanguy is the chair of the law committee of the Benelux Trademarks and Designs Association (BMM), co-chair of the editorial committee of the French IP association APRAM, and a member of European Patent Lawyers (EPLAW) and the design committee of the International Trademark Association (INTA). He publishes and lectures frequently on IP-related topics and strategies.
Chambers Europe describes Tanguy as “reactive, creative and reliable” (2017) and states that he “impresses [others] with his work in trade mark and patent litigation before courts at all levels” (2014). Tanguy is recom-mended by Pritchard’s Legal 500 for his “depth of knowledge of IP matters which he is able to condense into clear-cut advice”. He is considered an “extremely bright lawyer” with “a glittering reputation for acting before EU courts ... known for his superlative work in international disputes” (IAM Patent 1000). In 2012, Tanguy won the ILO Client Choice Award for EU litigation.
Tanguy is fluent in English, French and Dutch and has a passive knowledge of German.