Prominent Intellectual Property Partner and Associate Join McGuireWoods’ Brussels Office

Brussels, Belgium – LAWFUEL – McGuire Woods LLP announced that Paul Van den Bulck has joined its Belgium office as a partner. Marie de Bellefroid, an associate, has also joined the firm.

“Paul and Marie add depth to McGuireWoods in several areas that deal with intellectual property, new technology and media law,” said Xavier Van der Mersch, Managing Partner for the Brussels office of McGuireWoods. “Paul has an international practice, particularly in the intellectual property area of law. We are excited for Paul to join our firm and help lead the firm’s European efforts in this area.”

Van den Bulck focuses on legal issues concerning copyrights, trademarks, patents, design protection, biotechnology, media and entertainment, software and technology law, and fair trade practices. He serves as a training officer for the Intellectual Property Research Institute Henri-Desbois-Chamber of Commerce, Trade and Industry of Paris. He is also a lecturer at University Paris II Pantheon-Assas in France and for Telecom ParisTech. Additionally he serves as the Chairman of the Commission for Veterinarian Deontology of for the Belgian Pharmaceutical Industry Association.

de Bellefroid, focuses her practice on trademarks, patents, models, copyright, new technologies and media law. She has served as an attaché for the Minister Jos Chabert, during his office as Vice-President of the Brussels Parliament, and for, the Belgium Federal Senator Clotide Nyssens.

McGuireWoods LLP is a full-service law firm with approximately 750 lawyers in 15 offices in the United States, Europe and Central Asia providing legal counsel to clients around the world. The firm’s Brussels office is located avenue Louise 250, bte 64, 1050 Brussels, Belgium. For more information, visit

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