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Florence Verhoestraete Associée

Florence Verhoestraete pratique la propriété intellectuelle depuis 1994. Elle se concentre sur les brevets, les secrets commerciaux, les marques et la concurrence déloyale.

Elle représente des clients dans les secteurs des sciences de la vie, de l'alimentation et des biens de consommation, entre autres, allant des start-ups aux grandes multinationales et aux centres de recherche.

Florence a une grande expérience des litiges et des transactions (y compris l'assistance dans des affaires complexes de financement et d'entreprise dans lesquelles la propriété intellectuelle est essentielle) et elle posède une compréhension approfondie des questions réglementaires, en particulier dans les secteurs de l'alimentation et des sciences de la vie.

Elle co-dirige le sector team des sciences de la vie de NautaDutilh et est membre du European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW), de la Licensing Executive Society (LES), du International Trademark Association (INTA), du International Trademark Association (EFLA) et du Beneluxvereniging voor Merken- en Modellenrecht (BMM). Florence siège également au comité de l'INTA Bulletin et est membre du comité de rédaction du journal BMM Bulletin, la principale revue du Benelux sur les marques et les dessins et modèles. Elle publie et donne régulièrement des conférences sur des sujets précis de la propriété intellectuelle.

Florence est mentionnée dans les guides suivants:

  • Chambers & Partners - édition 2022: "A commentator calls her "commercial and legally very savvy."; édition 2021: "One client particularly appreciates that Florence Verhoestraete "knows what the sensitive issues for us are and what is important and less important."; édition 2020: "Florence Verhoestraete represents clients in both contentious and advisory matters […]. She is also highlighted for her work on patent litigation."; édition 2019: "Commentators say that she is a "tactical and experienced litigator with a strong commercial approach," as well as having "a real talent for developing meaningful and impactful strategies";
  • Pritchard's Legal 500 - édition 2020: "The multidisciplinary team is jointly led by Florence Verhoestraete, who handles a range of transactional and contentious patent, trade secret, trade mark and unfair competition matters";
  • IAM Patent 1000 - édition 2021: "Florence Verhoestraete is another crack litigator who earns plaudits for her “candid input and effective defence strategies”. “She is direct and to the point, quickly getting to the heart of the matter, and a cool, impartial adviser. She is always well prepared in court, where she appears to be equally calm and confident."; édition 2019: "Florence Verhoestraete is the set’s food and life sciences doyenne."; édition 2018: "In litigation, it's always more fun to have a good opponent and Florence Verhoestraete is exactly that. She's a great litigator whose talents enable her to dictate the issues on which a case will be fought."; 
  • World Trademark Review - édition 2022: "Rounding out the troupe is the “intelligent and sharp” Florence Verhoestraete: “She has a wide range of experience and a global network, and can always come up with creative solutions. Florence is a natural negotiator who never disappoints.”; édition 2021: "Florence Verhoestraete also garners effusive praise from peers: “I truly believe she is one of the best. She is extremely intelligent, sharp, strategic and a magician before the courts – everything a good lawyer should be.”; édition 2020: "The solution-driven Florence Verhoestraete is a contentious and transactional whizz." "A friendly and approachable practitioner, she is excellent in the courtroom, particularly when it comes to convincing her audience of her mode of thinking and guiding them through her persuasive narratives."
  • Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars - 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 mentionnée dans le Top 250 Women in IP.
  • Who's Who Legal a qualifié Florence comme "Global Leader" en Life Sciences, Patent Litigation, Patents et Trademarks en 2020.

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