Myrtle Gevers is part of the IP/IT team.
Myrtle specialises in intellectual property law (copyright, trademark law and patent law), trade secrets, consumer law, market practices, ICT law and data protection law. She has experience in distribution law as well.
Myrtle assists clients with advisory work, as well as drafting, reviewing and negotiating agreements. She furthermore represents clients in proceedings before (Belgian) courts and during arbitration proceedings (e.g. counterfeit proceedings, injunction proceedings, seizure proceedings and damages proceedings). She works for clients active in various sectors, including media, pharma and health care, automotive, the public sector and retail.
Myrtle holds a Master of Law from the University of Ghent (2017), and an LL.M. in Intellectual property and ICT law from KU Leuven (2018).
In 2018, Myrtle received the Sabam Legal Award, an award rewarding an article on a relevant topic in copyright law, for her article regarding hyperlinks in copyright law. She furthermore has been recognised by IP STARS (Managing IP) in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 as a Rising Star in IP.
Myrtle has authored publications on intellectual property. She is moreover a member of the Benelux Trademark and Industrial Design Association (BMM).
Myrtle joined Liedekerke in 2021. Before joining Liedekerke, Myrtle worked at a Belgian law firm for 4 years.
Catholic University of Leuven (LL.M. in IP and ICT Law) 2018
University of Ghent (Master’s degree in Law) 2017
Assistance and representation of a collective management society in several proceedings regarding royalty payments.
Assistance and representation of a global provider of advanced analytics, technology solutions and clinical research services to the life sciences industry in proceedings regarding a claimed infringement of health care law.
Assistance and representation of a prints producer in proceedings regarding a trade mark infringement.
Assistance and representation of a provider of medical diagnostics in proceedings regarding unfair market practices.
Assistance of one of the world’s largest suppliers of fruit and vegetables in the negotiations of an IT agreement regarding managed security services.
Assistance of a SaaS provider in the negotiations of a distribution contract regarding a reporting platform.
Assistance of a biotech company focused on the development, manufacture and distribution of medical devices in drafting license and manufacturing and supply agreements.
Assistance and representation of a manufacturer of cars in several proceedings regarding the termination of distribution agreements.
Advised an international brand of luxury clothing and accessories regarding unfair trade practices within the framework of the online sale of its products.
Advised an international dairy product producer regarding the processing of personal data and electronic communications data within the framework of investigations of unfair practices.
Assistance and representation of an international provider of technologies, products and services aimed at the power, industrial plant, biomass and Waste to Energy sectors in a dispute regarding the unlawful use of its documents protected by copyright and its trade secrets.
Myrtle has been ranked as a Rising Star in IP by IP STARS (Managing IP) in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.
Myrtle received the Sabam Legal Award 2018 for her article regarding hyperlinks and copyright law.
Memberships & Admissions
Member of the Brussels Bar
Member of BMM, the Benelux Association for Trademark- and Design law