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Florence Verhoestraete Partner

Florence Verhoestraete beoefent het intellectueel eigendomsrecht sinds 1994 en is gespecialiseerd in octrooien, bedrijfsgeheimen, handelsmerken en oneerlijke handelspraktijken.

Zij vertegenwoordigt onder meer cliënten in de life sciences, voeding en consumptiegoederen sectoren, gaande van start-ups tot grote multinationals en onderzoekscentra.

Florence heeft zowel een uitgebreide proces- en transactie-ervaring (waaronder het assisteren bij complexe financierings- en ondernemingszaken waarbij Intellectuele Eigendom een sleutelrol speelt) als een grondig inzicht in reguleringskwesties, met name in de voedings- en life sciences sectoren.

Zij staat mede aan het hoofd van NautaDutilh's life sciences sector team en is lid van de European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW), Licensing Executive Society (LES), International Trademark Association (INTA), de European Food Law Association (EFLA) en de Beneluxvereniging voor Merken- en Modellenrecht (BMM). Florence zetelt ook in het INTA Bulletin Committee en maakt deel uit van de redactieraad van het BMM Bulletin, het toonaangevende Benelux-tijdschrift voor Merken- en Modellenrecht. Zij publiceert en spreekt regelmatig over gerichte topics met betrekking tot Intellectuele Eigendom. 

Florence wordt vermeld in:

  • Chambers & Partners - 2022 editie: "A commentator calls her "commercial and legally very savvy."; 2021 editie: "One client particularly appreciates that Florence Verhoestraete "knows what the sensitive issues for us are and what is important and less important."; 2020 editie: "Florence Verhoestraete represents clients in both contentious and advisory matters […]. She is also highlighted for her work on patent litigation."; 2019 editie: "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 - 2020 editie: "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 - 2021 editie: "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."; 2019 editie: "Florence Verhoestraete is the set’s food and life sciences doyenne."; 2018 editie: "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 - 2022 editie: "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.”; 2021 editie: "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.”; 2020 editie: "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 persuasivenarratives."
  • Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars - opname in de Top 250 Women in IP sinds 2016.
  • Who's Who Legal noemde Florence in 2020 een "Global Leader" op het gebied van Life Sciences, Patent Litigation, Patents en Trademarks.

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