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Tom De Coster, Managing Associate, Linklaters

Tom De Coster

Managing Associate at Linklaters

Brussels, Belgium

About Me

Tom has acquired extensive experience in advising the firm’s clients on various contentious and non-contentious commercial law matters involving IP rights (including in relation to patents, trademarks, copyright, corporate and trade names) and market practices. Tom has a proven track record in drafting and negotiating agreements relating to all aspects of intellectual property and, more generally, commercial law (agency, distribution, terms and conditions, etc.).

Work highlights

Tom has advised on a wide range of major transactions. His recent transactions include advising:

  • An international glass manufacturing company on the drafting and negotiation of various R&D, license, supply and services agreements with a renowned worldwide electronics technologies conglomerate in relation to a new innovative glass technology which will be revolutionary in the sector
  • McDonald’s on the drafting and negotiation of various licensing and other agreements as well as on a large number of copyright, trademark and commercial law matters
  • A financial services firm on various EU and Benelux related trademark and licensing issues
  • An insurance group on the termination of intra-group IP license agreements and the conclusion of IP assignment agreements in relation to the sale of its Belgian and Dutch insurance businesses
  • SWIFT with the drafting and negotiation of various reseller and software acquisition agreements

Tom De Coster's Passles

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