Christine De Keersmaeker

Christine De Keersmaeker

Christine De Keersmaeker is Astrea’s Senior Counsel in IP. She delivers a broad range of IP services including counselling, rights clearances and acquisitions, strategic advice, drafting and negotiating agreements, IP audits, IP portfolio management and litigation, all with one purpose: to create IP, brand and business value and return on investment. These services involve, amongst others, trademarks, copyrights, neighbouring rights, image rights, designs and models, patents, trade secrets and domain names. Christine has over 30 years of experience in IP related to all sectors, with a particular emphasis on the Media (Music, TV, Film, Advertising), Fashion and Retail, Food, Household and Beverages sectors, and Technology. Christine has served in the Belgian Council for Intellectual Property for almost 16 years and is a third-party decider on Domain name disputes with the Belgian Center for Arbitration and Mediation. Alongside her legal work, Christine is a visiting professor at the Antwerp Management School (AMS) in the Master for International Fashion Management as well as its summer school and has been a regular speaker and author on topics related to IP and Fashion, TV & film, Sports and image rights, advertising, IP & social media, 3D printing and virtual reality. She has been repeatedly recognised as an IP expert by legal guides — by Legal 500 as “a name to note“, by Women in Business Law as a “leading TMT practitioner”, by Media Law International as “having exceptional experience for working with clients from the press, cinema, audiovisual production sector and film” and by Managing Intellectual Property as an “IP Star”.


Fashion Law | 4mos

Chapter: Belgium

Fashion Law is a comparative guide providing answers and insight into the law around the business of fashion in 20 jurisdictions around the world, with guidance on areas such as the effective legal protection of brands, the rules around e-commerce and marketing and how to navigate sustainability gui...