Dominique Rifon

Head of AWA Benelux (Formerly Pronovem), European and Benelux Trademark and Design Attorney
Master Degree in Law, LL.M. in Economic Law

Dominique is a European and Benelux Trademark and Design Attorney with extensive experience in trademark and design registration in Benelux, the EU and globally. He focuses on enforcing IP rights and creating IP protection strategies.

Contact information:

Visiting address:

Strandgade 56
1401 København K, Danmark

Extended profile

Dominique was previously a lawyer at the Brussels Bar specialising in IP matters before becoming the in-house Legal Counsel for Moulinsart, the worldwide commercial rights owner of Tintin & Snowy and the Herge Foundation.

Before joining Pronovem (Part of the AWA Group), Dominique worked as a Trademark Attorney at a major IP law firm in Brussels.

He is the co-founder, managing partner and CEO of Pronovem Marks (Part of the AWA Group).

Dominique is competent in all IP matters, including consultancy and litigation. He formulates practical and custom solutions for clients related to trademarks, designs, copyrights and domain names.

He also consults clients on strategies, management and valuation of IP rights.

Dominique is a designated expert before the courts during counterfeiting proceedings.

Practice areas

  • Agreements
  • Copyright
  • Analyses & searches
  • Design
  • Internet law & domain names
  • IP due diligence
  • IP transactions & licensing
  • IP Strategy
  • Renewals
  • Trademarks
  • Branding
  • Domain names
  • Litigation (TM, designs)
  • Oppositions

Industry expertise

  • Automotive
  • Chemistry
  • Electronics
  • Food & beverage
  • Software & IT
  • Media & entertainment
  • Building & construction
  • Marketing
  • Cosmetics and hygiene
  • Clothing

Languages

  • French
  • English

Education

  • Master Degree in Law, Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), 1986
  • LL.M. in Economic Law, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), 1988

Autorisations

  • European Trademark and Design Attorney
  • Benelux Trademark and Design Attorney

Memberships

  • BMM (Benelux Association for Trademark and Design Law)
  • ECTA (European Communities Trademark Association)
  • AIPPI Belgium (Belgian National Association for the Protection of Industrial Property)
  • INTA (International Trademark Association)