Highly Regarded Intellectual Property Lawyer Sari Depreeuw Joins Crowell & Moring in Brussels

2nd September 2021

Sari Depreeuw is joining Crowell & Moring’s Brussels office as a partner in its Technology & Brand Protection Group, expanding the firm’s capability to counsel clients on complex intellectual property matters in the visual arts, digital, and audiovisual sectors.

Depreeuw plans to focus on copyright and digital law, building upon more than 15 years of experience representing a wide range of Belgian, European, and international clients on copyright, neighboring and database rights, outsourcing and software contracts, and acquisition and use of digital assets.

Depreeuw is the latest lawyer to join the firm’s growing Technology & Intellectual Property Department. In early July, Crowell & Moring combined with Brinks, Gilson & Lione, a premier 100-year old IP firm, internationally recognized for its intellectual property, technology, brand protection, and digital transformation capabilities. Crowell & Moring is now one of the most active technology protection firms in the United States, as measured by patent activity tracked by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Depreeuw joins the firm from Daldewolf, where she co-headed the firm’s IP-Digital team. She has in-depth experience working with clients in the media, technology, entertainment, medical, autonomous vehicle, and digital sectors, ranging from international clients to start-ups. She has represented clients before the Belgian data protection authority in complaint proceedings and before the Belgian courts and is regularly appointed by the main arbitral institution in Belgium – CEPANI – to decide in conflicts regarding .be domain names.

Depreeuw has conducted several studies in the field of copyright law for the European Commission and the Belgian government. She is currently working on a study for the European Commission on copyright and artificial intelligence in selected cultural sectors, estimated to publish in the fall.

Depreeuw serves as the president of the Belgian Copyright Association and as a member of the editorial board of Computerrecht, a peer-reviewed Belgian-Dutch IT law journal. She is a part-time professor at UCLouvain Saint-Louis Brussels.

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