Gunther Meyer

Senior Counsel
Brussels
gmeyer@crowell.com
Phone: +32.2.282.4082
7, Rue Joseph Stevens
Brussels B - 1000
Belgium

Gunther Meyer is a senior counsel in Crowell & Moring’s Brussels Office. A member of the Intellectual Property Group, he advises and litigates on all types of IP rights, transfers of technology, and trade secrets (including knowhow protection). He is a recognized practitioner and thought leader of the IP bar. With over 20 years’ of experience, he counsels both Belgian and multinational clients in a variety of sectors and industries.

Gunther advises clients on non-contentious and contentious work, in particular, regarding the negotiating and drafting of licensing, R&D, Consortium, and other IP collaboration agreements.

Gunther also has significant experience in Belgian, EU, and international regulatory matters in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical devices sectors. 

Representative Matters:

  • Assisting and advising several clients in negotiating and drafting several types of IP agreements.
  • Assisting and advising clients on trade secrets protection.
  • Assisting several clients in (invalidity and/or infringement) proceedings in patent court cases in Belgium.
  • Assisting clients in several design/copyright cases.
  • Assisting several clients in several trademark contentious and non-contentious matters.
  • Advising a biotech company on the extension of the bolar and research exemption in Belgium.
  • Advising different pharmaceutical companies before the disciplinary organs of pharma.be in proceedings on the publicity for medicines.
  • Advising different pharmaceutical and medical devices companies on issues of advertisements, benefits, advantages promised, etc.
  • Advising clients concerning Belgian market entry procedures and conditions and pricing/reimbursement for pharmaceutical products and medical devices.

Legal Rankings:

  • Personally ranked in Chambers Europe for Intellectual Property.
    • “very good drafting skills, good analysis of complex problems and profound knowledge of intellectual property rights” (2020)
    • “noted for his expertise in pharmaceutical IP, and in particular his knowledge of generic patent litigation. Sources also praise his ‘good technical know-how’” (2019)
    • “commended by sources for his ‘many years of experience and expertise in the field of intellectual property and his hands-on advice.’ He is particularly knowledgeable about domain names, licensing agreements and copyrights, with further skill in trade mark registrations” (2018)
    • “has the ability to explain difficult concepts in a comprehensive way” (2018)
    • “client-oriented, responsive and a creative thinker. He has the rare asset of being able to deal with and explain complex situations’” (2017)
  • Recommended in Legal 500 EMEA for Intellectual Property and Industry Focus: Healthcare and Life Sciences.
    • a “key name” of “Crowell & Moring’s ‘very solid’ team” (2020)
    • “Kristof Roox, Gunther Meyer and associates have done a great job and it has been a pleasure working with them. They will certainly be the team I will turn to on subsequent matters” (2020)
  • Personally ranked in IAM Patent 1000.
    • “brings vast experience in multi-jurisdictional litigation and transactions to the practice” (2019)
  • Personally ranked in World Trademark Review 1000.
    • “admired for the quality of his work and his forthcoming and direct approach” (2020)

Gunther is a regular speaker and author of several publications in his field of practice. He is also a member of the most important associations and organizations in the field of IP rights (such as AIPPI, ALAI, BMM, ECTA, EPLAW, INTA, and LES Benelux) and he is on the editorial board of the most prestigious Belgian law review on Intellectual Property (Revue de droit intellectuel - L'ingénieur conseil/Tijdschrift intellectuele eigendom - Intellectual Property (Ing.-Cons.)). He is also a panelist in “.eu” and “.be” ADR proceedings and was previously an assistant professor of business law at Vesalius College in Brussels.



Affiliations

Admitted to practice: in Belgium and before the European Court



Speeches & Presentations

  • "Trade Secrets and Whistle Blowers," IJE/IBJ Deep Dive, Brussels, Belgium (December 5, 2019). Speakers: Jan-Diederik Lindemans, Emmanuel Plasschaert, Gunther Meyer, Judith Bussé, and Evelien Jamaels.


Publications



Firm News & Announcements

Jun.15.2020 IAM Ranks Crowell & Moring's Brussels Intellectual Property Group in Patent 1000 Gold Band
Apr.27.2020 Legal 500 EMEA Recommends Crowell & Moring in 11 Practice Areas and Recognizes 13 Lawyers
Apr.09.2020 Chambers Ranks Seven Lawyers and Four Practice Groups in 2020 Europe Guide
Mar.06.2020 Managing Intellectual Property and World Trademark Review Recognize Crowell & Moring Brussels Intellectual Property Group
Jun.12.2019 IAM Patent 1000 Recommends Crowell & Moring's Brussels Intellectual Property Group
Apr.16.2019 Legal 500 EMEA Recommends Crowell & Moring in 11 Practice Areas and Recognizes 14 Lawyers
Mar.21.2019 Chambers Ranks 7 Crowell & Moring Lawyers and 6 Practice Groups in 2019 Europe Edition
Sep.26.2018 Experienced IP Lawyer Gunther Meyer Joins Crowell & Moring’s Brussels Office