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.
She advices 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 advise 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 has been an expert member of the Intellectual Property Council. (the advisory organ to the Belgian federal minister competent for intellectual property rights) from 2008 until 2018. She is 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 University Summer School on Fashion and IP as well as at the International Master for Fashion Management.
Finally, since the implementation of the GDPR she has with Koan's TMT& IP Team advised numerous companies on their GDPR compliance.