A Benelux and European Trademark and Design Attorney, Frederik Jocqué has an extensive and profound knowledge of the different aspects of intellectual property, and in particular of trademark and design law. Through his experience with medium- and large-sized enterprises, Frederik has gained expertise in providing strategic and substantive advice on the protection, management and optimisation of IP portfolios. Frederik focuses, in particular, on trademark filing strategies, negotiations and drafting agreements, and advises both product- and service-based businesses, as well as companies with B2B and B2C focuses, in a wide range of sectors.
Frederik obtained a Masters degree in Law from the University of Leuven, followed by a LL.M. in Intellectual Property from the University of Manchester in the UK. After having gained more than two years' experience as a Trademark and Design Attorney in private practice, he joined Novagraaf in early 2014.
Frederik is the main contact for two major clients in the Belgium office, undertaking filing and defence work and co-ordinating parts of their IP portfolio globally. He is also responsible for Novagraaf’s Ghent office. In 2020 Frederik was appointed as court expert. And also in 2020 he took on the role of product owner of EasyIP - Novagraaf's IP management tool.
Frederik is an official representative at the EUIPO and a member of the BMM and Union-ip.
Areas of expertise
- Trademark registration and portfolio management
- Trademark prosecution
- Trademark filing strategies
- Trademark portfolio audits
- Registered and unregistered designs
- Domain names
- IP strategy
- Dispute resolution
- Confidential information
- Licensing & contracts
- Emerging technologies
- Fashion & textiles
- Food & food technology
- Home appliances
- Packaging design
Frederik is recommended in the World Trademark Review rankings:
'WTR 1000 newcomer Frederik Jocqué is eager to learn about his clients’ businesses and their strategic vision so he can fully implement them when providing advice. He is an excellent sparring partner and takes both long and short-term goals into account, which makes for productive discussions.' (WTR 1000, 2021 edition)