Hannes Abraham advises multinationals and SMEs on various aspects of Belgian and EU law, with a focus on intellectual property. Other areas of expertise include:
Trade practices, advertising & media
Games of chance
Distribution and agency
Hannes has extensive experience in litigation before all levels of Belgian courts as well as courts and administrative bodies of the European Union. Notable representations before the EU General Court include Case T-795/17, Carlos Moreira v EUIPO – Neymar and Case T-164/17, APAL – Star Fruits Diffusion v EUIPO – Pink Lady America.He further assists clients in non-contentious matters, including advising on and drafting all types of commercial, IT and privacy related agreements.Languages
He is fluent in Dutch, English with a working knowledge of French and German.
Hannes joined Pierstone, Brussels as a Senior Associate in 2018 after working as an IP lawyer for top tier Benelux firm NautaDutilh for 6 years.
Hannes obtained his law degree from the University of Ghent (2011). He also holds an L.L.M in Intellectual Property Law from the University of Louvain (KUL/HUB) (2012).Professional associations and memberships
IE-forum.be – Member of the Editorial Board
Licensing Executives Society (LES Benelux) – Member
Member of the Brussels bar since 2012.Publications and speaking engagements
A list of publications is published on https://pierstone.com/member/hannes-abrahamsenior-associate/
Hannes has experience in the following areas:
Blockchain, Commercial, Commercial (general), Copyright, Disputes / litigation, Disputes / litigation (general), Franchising, Intellectual property (general), Intellectual property and technology, Intellectual property and technology (contentious), Licensing and royalty arrangements, Patents, Product liability, Technology, Trademarks and service marks
Hannes has previously helped clients in the following industries: