Marie-José Luys

Senior Associate at VO Patents & Trademarks

Marie-José Luys began her career as a patent attorney in 1992 after having worked as a scientist in the field of catalysis, ceramics and porous materials in DSM’s R&D department.

Ms Luys’s focus has been on advising small and medium-sized companies in building their IP portfolios, taking into account their specific situation and individual needs, in order to assist their growth. She has also advised multinationals in the creation and expansion of their IP positions for specific product lines.

Ms Luys has been involved in national infringement cases and nullity actions in the fields of chemistry and mechanics and has represented clients in multinational litigations. She believes that settling a case in a timely manner leads to the best possible outcome for all parties.

Ms Luys is regularly a court-appointed expert in descriptive seizures, nullity actions and infringement cases.

Some of Ms Luys recent testimonials include the following:

  • “The ‘extremely good’ Marie-José Luys has vast knowledge of chemical and mechanical innovations; she frequently advises start-up companies on IP development, with licensing another key focus” (IAM Patent 1000 2017).
  • “Chemistry ace Marie-José Luys is a guru for SMEs looking to build up their portfolios” (IAM Patent 1000 2015).
  • “Marie-José Luys is consistently thorough and dedicated to achieving the best results” (IAM Patent 1000 2014).

Professional associations

  • Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Netherlands Institute of Patent Attorneys

Firm details

VO Patents & Trademarks
Science Park Areberg
Gaston Geenslaan 11 B4
Leuven 3001

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