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Simone Vandewynckel nieuwe vennoot bij Inteo

Belgian intellectual property law firm Inteo welcomes Simone Vandewynckel as a partner on 4 January 2021. The hire is a boost for the boutique firm, adding depth and expertise to support its growth.

Simone started her career at Benelux law firm Stibbe in 2008 to move to an in-house role as global head of intellectual property at Velcro Companies in 2018. She is a board member of the Belgian AIPPI group. Simone co-authored a handbook on the procedural aspects of intellectual property
enforcement in Belgium. At Inteo, Simone will work with founding partners Sofie Cubitt and Kristof Neefs, and associates Stéphanie de Potter and Annouk Naze.

The Mechelen-based outfit opened for business in December 2016. Four years in, Inteo has become an active player in intellectual property litigation. The firm’s non-contentious service offering includes assisting technology and research-driven companies in negotiating licensing and research agreements. Clients and peers have labelled Inteo ‘a breath of fresh air’ and ‘one to keep on your radar’ in the Belgian IP scene.