Hannes Abraham

Senior Associate | Brussels

Hannes Abraham is a member of the Brussels Bar  since 2012 and a Senior Associate, member of the Intellectual Property & IT law and of the Commercial & Corporate law departments, at Pierstone Brussels.

He is fluent in Dutch, English with a working knowledge of French and German.

Expertise:

Hannes has extensive expertise in:

  • Intellectual property
  • Information technology
  • Trade practices, advertising & media
  • E-commerce
  • Games of chance
  • Distribution

He has extensive experience in litigation before all levels of Belgian courts as well as courts and administrative bodies of the European Union. Hannes further has experience in non-contentious matters, including advising on and drafting all types of commercial, IT and privacy related agreements.

Professional Experience:

He joined Pierstone in 2018 after working for top tier Benelux firm NautaDutilh for 6 years.

Education:

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).

Publications:

  • “Debranding Before Import Not Allowed”, NautaDutilh Newsflash, 2 August 2018
  • “EU Trade Marks Should Be Distinctive Throughout the EU, Not Just a Significant Part Thereof”, NautaDutilh Newsflash, 31 July 2018
  • “Supplementary IP claims”, Bulletin BMM 2018/1, 3
    (original title: “Nevenvorderingen”)
  • “The ‘Aldi-defence’ against trademark infringement claims”, ICIP Ing. Con. 2018/1, 128
    (original title: “Het ‘Aldi-verweer’ bij inbreukvorderingen. Een verweer van de Aldi…”)
  • “Spotify and Netflix soon available abroad”, L’Echo, 8 June 2017 (co-author: Philippe Péters)
    (original title: « Spotify et Netflix bientôt disponibles à l’étranger »)
  • “Aftereffect of trademark infringements”, ICIP Ingénieur Conseil 2017/1, 191
    (original title: “Nawerking van een merkinbreuk”)
  • “Disparagement and denigrating advertising”, RABG 2017/5, 417
    (original title: “Slechtmaking en afbrekende reclame”)
  • “Beware of Tenants Selling Counterfeit Goods !”, NautaDutilh Newsflash, 20 July 2016
  • “The importance of a (famous) trademark in a beer war”, ICIP Ingénieur Conseil 2016/2, 494
    (original title: “Het belang van een (bekend) merk in een bieroorlog”)
  • “When is slavish imitation unlawful under Belgian law ?”, Bulletin BMM 2015/1, 2 (co-author: Florence Verhoestraete)
    (original title: “Wanneer is slaafs nabootsen onrechtmatig naar Belgisch recht?”)
  • “The personality stamp (in copyright law)”, ICIP Ingénieur Conseil, 2014/3, 530
    (original title: “De stempel van de persoonlijkheid: terug van (nooit) weggeweest”)
  • “Does originality no longer require a stamp of the author’s personality ?”, IE-Forum.be, IEFBe150, 8 April 2013
    (original title: “Originaliteit vereist geen persoonlijke stempel meer?”)