Christine De Keersmaeker is a highly experienced lawyer in Intellectual Property. She is specialized in IP strategic advice and portfolio management worldwide, IP exploitation and monetization, website and IP audits, co-branding, co-production, dealing with copyrights, trademarks, designs & models, patents, trade secrets or domain names. Together with Agnès Maqua, she leads the KOAN IP and Technology/Media and Telecommunications team (TMT & IP).
She has longstanding experience serving national and international clients in the fashion, retail, film, TV, music, publishing, advertising and events sectors and gives legal advice to recognised players in the film industry on the full production chain, including multinational co-productions, film financing and tax shelter.
Christine has a strong track record advising high Fashion & luxury goods designer brands as well as brands in general in other sectors, including household, food, automotive and technology providing on their IP strategies and on all issues related to their IP portfolios, their off and online business in an ever evolving digital and technological environment, including 3D printing, online counterfeit, digital marketing and artificial intelligence.
She is an expert member of the Intellectual Property Council, in particular its Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Division (the advisory organ to the Belgian federal minister competent for intellectual property rights) since 2008. She is also a third party decider on domain name disputes and member of the Belgian arbitration and mediation center CEPANI, an independent facility composed of business leaders, academics, corporate legal experts and lawyers.
Christine has authored extensively and has frequently talked on IP and media, social media and technology matters. She also lectures at the Antwerp Management School on Fashion and IP.
Finally, since the implementation of the GDPR she has advised numerous companies on their GDPR implementation.