Background and education
In 2002, Joris Deene completed his Degree in Law magna cum laude at the University of Ghent. In addition, he gained a Postgraduate Certificate in International Copyright at the University of Amsterdam. In 2002 he joined Storme, Leroy, Van Parys.
Between 2002 and 2010, Joris Deene was a scientific researcher at the University of Ghent in the field of ICT and Intellectual Property Law. In 2005, he conducted part of his research at the Max-Planck-Institut für Geistiges Eigentum, Wettbewerbs- und Steuerrecht in Munich. He produced numerous publications on intellectual property rights, and is preparing a PhD on copyright.
Since 2011 Joris Deene has worked as a lawyer for Everest.
As a lawyer, Joris Deene mainly deals with cases concerning intellectual property rights (copyright, designs & models, trademarks and patents) and trade practices (consumer protection, advertising, unfair trade practices). Additionally, he is working within the realm of ICT law (software, databases, e-commerce and computer crime) and privacy law issues. Furthermore, he assists his clients in writing of distribution agreements (license-, franchising-, agency- and concession agreements). Lastly, he has a broad experience in the field of general commercial law.
As well as being a lawyer, Joris Deene is a registered arbitrator in “.be” domain name disputes (CEPINA).
Each year, he is invited by the University of Ghent to lecture on Copyright Law. He is also member of the editorial board of De Juristenkrant and the Nieuw Juridisch Weekblad (Kluwer). He is a member of the Council of Intellectual Property Rights (Ministry of Economic Affairs), and of the Belgian Section of ALAI (Belgische vereniging voor het Auteursrecht).
Finally, he works as an advisor for the Partnership ‘Copyright & Society’.