Matteo Mariano

Phone: +32. 2.214.2821
7, Rue Joseph Stevens
Brussels B - 1000

Matteo Mariano is an associate at Crowell & Moring’s Brussels office and is a member of the Intellectual Property Group.

Matteo advises and assists clients from a variety of sectors in both contentious and non-contentious matters across the whole IP spectrum (patents, trademarks, designs, copyright, trade secrets, etc.). He has experience both in handling complex litigation and in drafting and negotiating IP-related agreements (R&D agreements, license agreements, etc.). He also advises clients on commercial law and regulatory matters.

Matteo earned his LL.B. from Université Saint-Louis Bruxelles and his J.D. from Universiteit Gent. In 2016, he obtained an LL.M. from the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School. He became a member of the Brussels bar in 2016.

Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Matteo worked in the IP practice of an international law firm (focusing primarily on IP and ICT transactions and agreements as well as on data protection compliance) and in a European IP litigation boutique firm (focusing on patent, trademark & design and copyright litigation as well as on regulatory matters in the life sciences sector).

Matteo is a native French and Italian speaker and is highly proficient in English and Dutch.


Admitted to practice: in Belgium and before the European Court


  • Licensing Executives Society Benelux


  • "Louboutin v Van Haren: white flag for red soles or provisional truce?" Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, Vol. 13, Issue 11, 909-916 (November 2018). Authors: Carina Gommers, Eva De Pauw, Matteo Mariano.
  • "Het Europese Copyright package est arrivé!" Auteurs & Media, 2018-2019, 3, 422-438 (2018). Authors : Fabienne Brison, Delphine Borgniet, Eleni Foscolos, Stéphanie Hermoye, Matteo Mariano, Pauline Meskens, Maïlys Sahagun.
  • "Huawei v. ZTE: Integrating Good Faith Without Foregoing the Right to Enforce Your FRAND-Encumbered Standard-Essential Patents," University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law, Online (September 3, 2016). Author: Matteo Mariano.

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