IP PORTA offers accessible and high-quality services in the domain of intellectual property rights. It supports companies and contributes as such to innovation, development and prosperity.



7 May 2013

1.  Advice

  • advice with regard to intellectual property (IP) in your company, opportunities and risks
  • punctual guidance with regard to the protection of innovations and creations, advertising, R&D strategies, contracts, e-commerce projects
  • assessment of infringements
  • audit with regard to privacy and processing of data
2.  Contracts

  • standard contracts (standard licensing agreements, collaboration agreements, confidentiality agreements)
  • standard clauses (privacy disclaimer, clauses relating to intellectual property rights)
  • tailored contract drafting
  • software contracts: SLA, maintenance agreements, software licenses
  • negotiation of contracts
  • assessment of contractual breaches
3.  Assistance in litigation-proceedings

  • file composition and assessment of chances of succes
  • mediation - arbitration
  • specific proceedings: seizure due to counterfeit, cessation proceedings, infringement proceedings, domain name disputes, proceedings relating to software
  • general judicial proceedings: provisional measures, summary proceedings, proceedings on the merits
  • criminal proceedings: information technology crimes, hacking, counterfeiting, piracy, etc.
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Chambers, edition 2020

Interviewees praise the firm's 'client-centric approach and accurary'.

They also report that the 'knowledgeable, responsive and pragmatic attorneys' are able to 'consistently offer sound legal advice'.

Karen Ongena combines 'experience with openness and a positive attitude in order to always advise her clients in a well-considered way'.

Chambers, edition 2019

They give immediate answers... are always looking for a good solution.

Clients appreciate the firm's 'good follow-up and quick response to questions'.

The 'carefully prepared and eloquent' Karen Ongena... 'combines many years of experience with openness and a positive attitude'.

Another source highlighs her 'good analysis and synthesis'.

IP Porta is recommended in Chambers since 2009.

Sources say: 'For specialised IP work, it is definitely the firm to go.' 'The lawyers are worth their weight in gold - they work hard and give 100% of their attention to your case.'


Legal 500, edition 2021

The firm takes files and clients personally, and puts their entire heart and soul into each case.’

IP Porta is a top-notch IP law firm in Belgium with highly experienced attorneys. Their professionals can be depended upon to punctually deliver excellent work and outside-the-box solutions.’

Ms. Karen Ongena is very responsive, cost-conscious and efficient.’

Legal 500, edition 2019

IP Porta is perhaps best known for handling a caseload dominated by IP litigation, spanning trade mark, patent, and copyright issues. Karen Ongena en Laurence Hubert are the key names.

IP Porta is recommened in Legal 500 since 2009.