Bénédicte has advised clients on IP strategy worldwide since 1999, with her client’s commercial interests very much at heart. She strives to always provide the most realistic, honest advice, imagining solutions based on experience, sagacity and creativity.
Bénédicte has started her carrier in IP a few years after the birth of the EUTM and following an LLM in European Law at the Stockholm university and LLM in International and Comparative Law at the George Washington University in DC.
She has an extensive experience in EUTMs and EU designs, as well as Benelux and International trademarks and Designs, and an extensive knowledge of numerous national proceedings worldwide, working with multiple local contacts.
Bénédicte is a very active INTA member and has been a speaker and moderator for INTA and ECTA conferences. She was also involved with INTA Rapid Response Group during the preparation of the new EUTM Reform including visits to different entities involved in the setting up of the New EUTM Regulation.
She has been nominated Chair of the EUIPO Subcommittee for the terms 2018-2019 and 2020-2021.
Apart from her native French, she is fluent in English and can read in Spanish.
In addition to her passion for IP, Bénédicte is also a passionate horse rider.
1998 – LL.M. International and Comparative Law, George Washington University, Washington DC (USA)
1997 – LL.M European Law, Stockholm University, Stockholm (Sweden)
1996 – Certificate of International and Comparative Law, Tilburg University, Tilburg (Netherlands)
1995 – Master’s degree in French Law - University of Montpellier (France).
1999- 2017: Gevers Legal – Director - Senior Trademark and Design Attorney
The European Trademark Reform and its Impact on OHIM.
Published on Feb 3, 2016
After her graduation from the Brussels University and a master in European Law at the University of Gent, Carole joined in 1997 a well-known Belgium IP firm where she worked for 20 years.
Her career started right at the birth of the EUTM, acquiring an extensive experience on the clearance and prosecution of trademarks, designs, domain names and copyright, including the handling of oppositions and the negotiation and drafting of settlement agreements, managing large trademark portfolios for clients operating in a diverse range of fields and industries worldwide.
Carole always keeps personal contact with her clients including travelling to meet them, getting to know them personally and finding out what they really need and expect from her.
Carole is a very active INTA member, and has been part of numerous Committees. In addition, she regularly attends other IP events. She has been speaker at the Californian Bar association. Carole is a Certified Attorney
from the Benelux trademark Association (BMM).
She is also involved in the cooperation programs of the EUIPO to advice on the improvements of the tools developed by the Office.
Apart from her native French, she is fluent in English and Dutch, can work in Spanish and read Italian.
In addition to our passion for IP, Carole is a traveler addict and loves to discover new places and meet people, reason why she spent one year in the US and one in Spain before starting law school.
1996-1997: LL.M European Law, University of Gent, Belgium
1991-1996: Master’s degree in Law – University of Brussels, Belgium
1997-2017: Gevers Legal – Director - Senior Trademark and Design Attorney
European Union Intellectual Property Network, the beta versions of TMview
Published on March 5, 2020
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Mr. Gerhard Bauer on September 1st, 2021.
Gerhard was a worldwide leading figure in the field of intellectual property, he was actively involved in numerous IP associations worldwide such as INTA, where he served as President in 2011, ECTA, BusinessEurope as well as with the EUIPO and WIPO and was a frequent speaker worldwide for IP-matters.
He was passionate about IP and was always truly committed in the sharing of knowledge.
He was also a great friend, a lively tutor and a fighter. We will miss him greatly.
We extend our deepest condolences to his loved ones.
Bénédicte & Carole