European and Benelux Trademark and Design Attorney



Johan is specialized in key account and portfolio management, with a particular focus on cost-efficiency based on strategic parameters. He has experience in new company names. Johan advises on availability searches and defensive protection of new commercial signs, and defends in negotiations and oppositions. His clients include national corporations with international activities and communication offices. Johan acted for Corelio, Beneo-Orafti, Telenet, DCM, Miko, AG Insurance; his recent cases include Ageas, JOE FM, VitanzaHQ.

He is a member of IBJ (Institute of Belgian Business Lawyers) and board-member of BMM (Benelux Association for Trademark and Design Law). Johan is a lecturer in the protection of commercial signs and designs, and has published articles about trade names, public signs and anti-counterfeiting.

  Certified Trade Mark Attorney.


  • Benelux and European Trademark & Design Attorney
  • Legal counsel


  • Master in Business Law, University of Ghent (Belgium), 1998
  • Business Lawyer, University of Ghent (Belgium), 1998



  • Dutch
  • English
  • French