Romanie de Pelsemaeker

Romanie De Pelsemaeker

Baker McKenzie BV/SRL


Romanie De Pelsemaeker is a junior associate in the IPTech Practice Group in the Brussels and Antwerp office. She worked as an intern in 2021 and joined Baker McKenzie as an associate in May 2022.

Practice Focus

Romanie advises on all aspects of IP, covering trade marks, patents, copyright & digital media, trade secrets, and brand management & enforcement. She also assists national and international clients in transactional IP matters and commercial litigation matters as well as the drafting and negotiating of a wide range of commercial agreements, covering, inter alia, the management of intellectual property rights.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Assisted a world-famous Spanish fashion and lifestyle group and owner of a renowned trademark in opposition proceedings before the BOIP against its Benelux application, as part of a larger battle between the same parties which led to various proceedings before national courts in Italy, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and before the General Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union.

  • Advised multiple leading international media companies on the interpretation and practical implications of the Copyright Directive 2019/790 as well as its implementation in Belgian law, and in particular on the new rules regarding the press publisher's right, the use of protected content by providers of an online content sharing platform, and copyright contract law.

  • Represented an Italian luxury fashion house, owner of a well-known 2 billion dollar clothing brand, in a trademark infringement action against a clothing company before the Brussels court and assisted in the enforcement of the successfully obtained judgment for, inter alia, corrective measures such as recall from the channels of commerce, disclosure of information, damages, and periodic penalty payments.

  • Defended and assisted a leading multinational client active in the consumer goods sector in various commercial litigations before the Brussels courts.

  • Advised multiple international fashion and pharmaceutical clients on the management and enforcement of their intellectual property rights, including brand enforcement with the Belgian customs authorities.

  • Represented the world's largest technology company with respect to a Europe-wide scam that involves exchanging counterfeit tablet computers with authentic devices through its warranty program.

  • Assisted several national and international companies in drafting and concluding various commercial agreements including exclusivity agreements, non-disclosure agreements, license agreements, and copyright contracts.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Benelux Association for Trademarks and Design Law (BMM) – Young Member


  • Brussels~Belgium (2022)


  • University of Ghent (Master of Laws) (2021)
  • University of Gent (Bachelor of Laws) (2019)
  • Côte d'Azur University (Exchange Program) (2019)


  • Dutch
  • English
  • French

Co-author, Baker McKenzie International Yearbook 2022-2023 (Belgium), 2023

Contributor, "Handboek Schuldbemiddeling," Politeia, 2022