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Intellectual property protection in Belgium

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Belgium general info

Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Northwestern Europe. The country is bordered by the Netherlands to the north, Germany to the east, Luxembourg to the southeast, France to the southwest, and the North Sea to the northwest. Belgium is a member of the Benelux Union, trademark and industrial design registration can be made only through this route. 


IP Legal Base in Belgium

Code of Economic Law
Royal Decree on Patents
Royal Decree on Industrial Designs
Royal Decree on Trademarks, Patents and Industrial Property in General


International organizations/agreements

Benelux Convention on Intellectual Property (Trademarks and Designs)
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure
Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization
European Patent Convention
Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs
Locarno Agreement Establishing an International Classification for Industrial Designs
Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property
Patent Cooperation Treaty
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks
Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification
Trademark Law Treaty
The Agreement on a Unified Patent Court
WIPO Copyright Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty


Patent Office Contact Details

Belgium Intellectual Property Office
Federal Public Service Economy, SMEs, Self-employed and Energy (OPRI)
City Atrium
Rue du Progrès, 50
1210 Bruxelles
Phone: +32 800 120 33
Fax: +32 2 277 52 62


IP registration costs

Fees associated with registration of IP rights in Belgium are available in the fee calculator.


The above information was verified on 24.05.2023
Please contact us if the above information is not in conformity with the Belgian IP Laws