log in
Print | Back


Olivier Vrins

Olivier Vrins



  • Intellectual Property
  • Patents
  • Trade and Customs
  • Trademarks

WSG Practice Industries


WSG Leadership

Patent Law Workshop Group
INTA Group
Intellectual Property Group
WSG Coronavirus Task Force Group
Olivier Vrins mainly deals with trademark, patent, design and copyright litigation. Described as a “highly skilled IP specialist” (Chambers and Partners) and as “one of the best in Europe in the Customs field” (Managing Intellectual Property), Olivier has extensive knowledge of the border measures system in the European Union and has gained expertise in a broad range of other IPR-related topics. He also specialises in the field of designations of origin and geographical indications, as well as in the protection of personality rights of public figures, including sportsmen.

Bar Admissions

Brussels Bar: 2000


LL.M. in Intellectual Property and Unfair Competition (Queen Mary & Westfield College)
LL.M. in European Law (University of Ghent)
Erasmus Exchange Programme (University of Paris II)
Lic. Juris (University of Louvain-la-Neuve)
Areas of Practice

Banking | Intellectual Property | Patents | Trade and Customs | Trademarks

Professional Career

Professional Associations

Olivier is a member of: the ‘Legal & International’ Working Group of the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights; the European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA); and the International Trade Mark Association (INTA). He is a regular speaker at seminars on IPR enforcement and other IPR-related subjects.


Dies Irae at the Belgian National Orchestra: The Brussels Court of Appeal Rules on Musicians’ Neighbouring Rights
ALTIUS/Tiberghien, May 2021

The health crisis has not eased the tensions between the management and the trade unions of the Belgian National Orchestra (“BNO”). The pandemic has even caused an additional outbreak of ‘fever’, which even a Brussels Court of Appeal ruling on 7 May 2021 will probably not be enough to ‘cure’... At issue is the fate of musicians' rights to reproductions and broadcasts of their performances...

Coronavirus, Patents, Trade Marks and Designs
ALTIUS/Tiberghien, March 2020

EUIPO On 16 March 2020, the Executive Director of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has issued Decision No EX-20-3 extending all time limits expiring between 9 March 2020 and 30 April 2020, that affect all parties before the Office, to 1 May 2020. In principle, the new deadlines will not be communicated to the parties on a case-by-case basis...



ALTIUS blogs cover a range of topics including: Digital, Energy & Infrastructure, Life & Health, Mobility, and Sports & Entertainment.

WSG's members are independent firms and are not affiliated in the joint practice of professional services. Each member exercises its own individual judgments on all client matters.

HOME | SITE MAP | GLANCE | PRIVACY POLICY | DISCLAIMER |  © World Services Group, 2022