Philippe de Jong

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Brussels, Belgium
    Local Time: Tuesday 02:51

Practice Expertise

  • Intellectual Property
  • Patents
  • Pharmaceuticals

Areas of Practice

  • Intellectual Property
  • Patents
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Regulatory Law

WSG Practice Industries

WSG Leadership

  • Life Sciences Group - Member
  • Patent Law Group - Member
  • WSG Coronavirus Task Force Group - Member


Philippe specialises in intellectual property law, with a particular focus on patents, plant variety rights and parallel import issues. Philippe also has extensive experience in regulatory matters concerning the life sciences and agri-food industries. Other areas of practice include medical law, media law and fair trade practices in a variety of sectors.

Philippe regularly lectures at conferences and seminars. He has also published articles in various leading legal journals relating to his area of expertise. Philippe worked as a consultant for the EU Plant Variety Office and is also an active member of the European Seed Association (ESA), the European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW), the Licensing Executives Society (LES) and the International Association of Breeders of Asexually Reproducing Fruit and Ornamental Varieties (CIOPORA).

Bar Admissions
Brussels Bar: 2002

LL.M. Intellectual Property (University College London)
Erasmus Exchange Programme (University of Lausanne)
Lic. Juris (University of Antwerp)

Areas of Practice

  • Intellectual Property
  • Patents
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Regulatory Law


Additional Articles"The EU regulatory framework for compliance with rules on access and benefit-sharing of genetic resources", BSLR 2016, 83. (co-author).

"Belgium", in P. ENGLAND (ed.), Patent Transactions in the Life Sciences. A global guide to agreements in the sector, Global Law and Business, London, 2014. (co-author).

"Evoluties in het octrooirecht: overzicht van rechtspraak 2011-2013" ("Patent case law review 2011-2013"), TBH 2014, 409. (co-author).

"De toepassing van artikel 69 EOV na het Liposuctie-arrest: is het vet van de soep?" (“The application of Article 69 EPC after the Liposuction ruling: has the fat hit the fire?”), IRDI 2012, 241. (co-author).

"Uitputting in het kwekersrecht" ("Exhaustion in plant variety rights law"), IRDI 2012, 95.



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