After graduating in law with honours from the
University of Antwerp in July 2000, Geert Philipsen joined GSJ advocaten in
September 2000, where he subsequently became a partner on 1 January 2008.
Geert not only successfully completed his
internship as a lawyer but in addition followed the "Master after
Master" course entitled "Master in Intellectual Property Law" at
the Catholic University of Brussels/Catholic University of Leuven. Since then,
he has focused mainly on offering his services as an expert on intellectual
property law, in which capacity he uses his training to provide timely advice,
to draw up and negotiate contracts relating to the many aspects of intellectual
property and to assist clients with procedures in these fields of legal
Furthermore, within the context of intellectual
property law Geert has also acquired a wealth of experience in the area of data
protection, privacy and market practices.
In the fields of intellectual property law and market
practices, on several occasions he has handled cases before the Benelux Court
of Justice and the Court of Justice of the European Union.
In addition, Geert Philipsen has worked
extensively in the area of distribution and, more generally, national and
international commercial contracts. This work is not by any means easy, as it
involves not only setting up structures and negotiating or drawing up
agreements, but also defending clients in procedures and disputes before the
courts. Through his membership of and involvement in various international
organisations, Geert can rely on the support of a wide network of foreign correspondents
who can ensure that constructions or campaigns comply with their specific
Geert also frequently publishes papers on various
aspects of intellectual property rights and market practices and is often
invited as a guest speaker on these subjects at seminars and colloquia.