Valentin de le Court
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Valentin de le Court is an associate in the IP, IT & TMT practice group. He works at the Shanghai office where he is in charge of the China intellectual property practice (China IP Desk).
Valentin completed his law studies at the Facultés Universitaires Saint-Louis (FUSL) and the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) in Belgium. He was admitted to the Brussels bar in 2004 and acquired a first experience in the field of commercial law with a focus on copyright law.
In 2008, after obtaining an L.L.M. in intellectual property law magna cum laude from the Katholieke Universiteit Brussel (KUB), Valentin joined the intellectual property, new technologies and trade practices department of a prominent Belgian law firm where he acquired experience in all types of IP matters with a particular focus on patent and trade mark litigation as well as technology transfer.
From our Shanghai Office, Valentin mainly uses his expertise to help investors designing and implementing their IP strategies throughout the entire life cycle of their Chinese projects. He also acts as expert of the China IPR SME Helpdek, an EU funded project whose mission is to provide practical, business-focused advice on China IPR issues to European SMEs.
Valentin is a member of the Licensing Executives Society China (LES China)
Master in law, UCL, 2001 (cum laude)
Exchange programme at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas of Madrid in Spain, 2001
Bachelor in law, FUSL, 1999 (cum laude)
- Seminar : IP Protection Tools & Technology Transfer in China : Speaker at the seminar held in Paris, Brussels, Rotterdam and Luxembourg in November 2012
- "ZIPPO" mark recently recognized as a well-known trademark in China
- The China IP Desk in de Trends of 6 December 2012
- Foreign Direct Investment and technology transfer to China in the context of a Sino-foreign Joint-venture: How to mitigate the risks of losing your technology
- IP protection tools in China: How to use the Chinese IP system to protect your intellectual assets in China