Peer Reviews

Flip Petillion has consistently been recommended in legal directories, prepared on the basis of peer reviews.

 

 

Legal 500 EMEA Client satisfaction rankings

 

The team and its lawyers scored highly on the client satisfaction test.

 

Legal 500 EMEA (2019) published in 2020

 

Flip is listed in the Legal 500 Hall of Fame for Intellectual Property.

 

Intellectual Property

 

“Petillion's 'very knowledgeable' team attracts praise for its 'unique expertise in the area of online IP infringement and domain name matters', including top-level domains, and has an excellent reputation for its solid expertise in IP litigation. Practice head and name partner Flip Petillion is 'a true expert with a high reputation in the IP field'.”

 

Testimonials:

 

‘Flip Petillion is extremely experienced and gives top class advice in a friendly and intelligent way.’

 

IT and Telecoms

 

“Brussels-based dispute resolution boutique Petillion has particular IP, IT and data protection expertise. The group is particularly active in domain name disputes and trade mark enforcement mandates. Flip Petillion leads the practice and handles a range of trade mark, copyright, unfair competition, information technology and domain issues, and also acts in domain name litigation and arbitration proceedings.”

 

Testimonials:

 

‘Very good and practical legal advice, both with regard to legal and tactical issues. Prompt response and modest fees.’

‘Excellent quality. High intellectual level. Friendly and engaged.’

 

‘Flip is a leading authority in his field, with broad experience in a highly particular field. He hand-picked and trained his associates from the ground up, to make for a team that works seamlessly.’

 

‘Flip Petillion is responsive, intelligent, good overall legal knowledge both of the law and the industry. He has rendered some good advice in a difficult trademark matter in the IT industry.’

 

‘Flip Petillion is top class with a great international network.’

 

‘Flip Petillion is a next-level lawyer with a keen understanding of the legal, practical and commercial dynamics at play.’

 

 

Legal 500 EMEA (2018) published in 2019

 

Flip is a leading individual.

 

Intellectual Property

 

“Petillion is highly regarded for its expertise in IP litigation. The firm's copyright practice, which handles software, content and database protection matters, is another key strength.”

 

IT and Telecoms

 

“The strategic, commercial and very quick team PETILLION combines all the flexibility of a small firm with very experienced attorneys with wide-ranging knowledge spanning the IT and telecoms sectors. The group is praised for being comfortable working at the place where IP and digital meet, with a great understanding of issues from GDPR to online anti-counterfeiting.”

 

 

Legal 500 EMEA (2017) published in 2018

 

Flip is a leading individual.

 

Intellectual Property

 

“Petillion excels in IP litigation, and has carved out a niche for TLDs and domain names. It has an active copyright practice, handling content, software and database protection matters.”

 

IT and Telecoms

 

“PETILLION has an impressive TMT practice, with a particular niche in top-level domains (TLD). Its areas of expertise in the IT space include e-commerce, cloud computing, 4G technology and social networking. Petillion also has a strong track record in the telecoms sector.”

 

 

Legal 500 EMEA (2016) published in 2017

 

Flip is a leading individual.

 

Dispute Resolution

 

“Flip Petillion heads the team.”

 

Intellectual Property

 

“An outstanding firm with helpful professionals”. Flip Petillion is practice co-head and he ‘achieves great results’.”

 

IT and Telecoms

 

“Flip Petillion is co-head of the practice and has ‘deep knowledge of ICANN and the new policies regarding top-level domains’.”

 

 

Legal 500 EMEA (2015) published in 2016

 

Flip is a leading individual.

 

Dispute resolution

 

“Experienced litigator and arbitrator Flip Petillion heads the Brussels team.”

 

“The firm attracts a significant amount of work from clients in the life sciences, telecoms and IT sectors, among others.”

 

Intellectual Property

 

“Flip Petillion is ‘responsive and knowledgeable’.”

 

“The firm is considered to be ‘one of Belgium’s go-to firms for patent litigation’, and clients are ‘very pleased with the firm’s understanding of trade mark law’.”

 

IT and Telecoms

 

“Flip Petillion heads the team, which represented Dot Sport Limited in arbitration proceedings against ICANN before the International Centre for Dispute Resolution.”

 

“The firm advises a wide range of multinational and domestic companies in the telecoms industry on regulatory work and competition law.”

 

Legal 500 EMEA (2014)

Flip is a leading individual.

 

Intellectual Property 

 

“The firm’s experienced group provides ‘excellent’, ‘considered’ advice. Flip Petillion focuses on copyright, trade marks, domain names and unfair competition.”

 

Information Technology (1st tier)

 

Flip is recommended as “‘One of the best’ in the market. The firm provides ‘considered’, ‘measured’ advice.” 

 

Media and Entertainment (1st tier)

 

Flip has ‘amazing’ knowledge in the sector.

 

 

Legal 500 EMEA (2013)

 

Information Technology, IP and Media and Entertainment

 

Flip is praised as “knowledgeable and experienced” and “a real team leader.” 

 

 

Chambers (2020)

 

Intellectual Property

 

“Flip Petillion of Petillion is highly appreciated by market commentators, who highlight his "excellent reputation in pharmaceutical and biotech matters." He is particularly active on trade mark and domain name matters, as well as the intellectual property aspects of commercial agreements. Petillion also acts as an arbitrator on domain name disputes.”

 

Chambers (2019)

 

Intellectual Property

 

“Flip Petillion is a talented, smart, and cost-effective practitioner who achieves the right results. Clients appreciate that he is able to take a complicated subject and translate it into simple analysis.”

 

Chambers (2017)

 

Intellectual Property

 

“Flip Petillion is co-head of the department. Flip Petillion is praised for his expertise in trade mark, domain name, copyright and unfair competition matters. He is particularly skilled in enforcement mandates. Clients consider him to be “an incredible resource” and “very authoritative in the life sciences space.” He acted for Argo Group International on a dispute with EUIPO and Arisa Assurances in relation to its submission for the figurative trade mark ARIS.”  

 

TMT 

 

“Flip Petillion co-heads the department and acts on contentious and non-contentious work in the media sector. He recently represented Dot Sport in arbitration proceedings against ICANN relating to ICANN's denial of the client's exclusive right to use the internet for its business.”

 

Chambers (2016)

 

“Flip Petillion is well regarded in the internet space. He is particularly experienced in mandates related to domain names, and advised Booking.com and Travel Reservations on domain name-related disputes with ICANN. Clients describe him as a “very good lawyer who responds quickly and has a nice way of working”.”

 

“Flip Petillion heads the Brussels trade mark practice and has a notable specialism in domain names. He acted for Argo Group International Holdings on a dispute with OHIM and Arisa Assurances regarding a submission for the trade mark ARIS.”

 

Chambers (2015)

 

“Flip Petillion leads the trade mark practice. He has valuable expertise in copyright, trade marks and domain names matters. He recently assisted Enterprise in revocation proceedings before the Brussels Commercial Court regarding Europcar’s figurative trade mark.”

 

“Flip Petillion assists clients in the entertainment and sports industries with pricing, distribution and other issues. He is an experienced arbitrator and has conducted several arbitrations at the International Centre for Dispute Resolution for major multinational online clients.”

 

Chambers (2014)

 

“Flip Petillion leads the firm's trade mark and designs team. He remains a well-known figure on domain name issues, and also handles mediations, arbitrations and disputes in the IP sector. Clients call him “extremely well informed in the area and responsive. He is also very pleasant to communicate with.””

 

Chambers (2012) 

 

“Flip Petillion remains popular with clients, who find him to be efficient and insightful, with a friendly manner. Sources praise his litigation skills, hailing him as well prepared and effective in achieving positive outcomes.

 

As co-head of the TMT group “sources say he is 'extremely measured and thoughtful: his advice is spot-on.’ His long-standing experience makes him a strong choice for TMT work, where he focuses mostly on IT issues.””

 

 

Managing Intellectual Property (2020)

 

IP Star.

 

Copyright & related rights, IP transactions, ITC litigation, Patent litigation, Trade mark litigation

 

Managing Intellectual Property (2019)

 

IP Star.

 

Copyright & related rights, IP transactions, ITC litigation, Patent litigation, Trade mark litigation

 

Managing Intellectual Property (2018)

 

IP Star.

 

Copyright & related rights, IP transactions, ITC litigation, Patent litigation, Trade mark litigation

 

Managing Intellectual Property (2017)

 

IP Star.

 

Copyright & related rights, IP transactions, ITC litigation, Patent litigation, Trade mark litigation

 

Managing Intellectual Property (2016)

 

IP Star.

 

Copyright, Patent contentious, Trade mark contentious.

 

Managing Intellectual Property (2015)

 

IP Star.

 

Copyright contentious, Copyright non-contentious, Trade mark, Trade mark enforcement and litigation, Trade mark licensing, Trade mark strategy and counseling.

 

Managing Intellectual Property (2014)

 

IP Star.

 

Copyright contentious, Copyright non-contentious, Trade mark, Trade mark enforcement and litigation, Trade mark licensing, Trade mark strategy and counseling.

 

 

World Trademark Review 1000 (2020)

 

Leading the way in the domain name field, PETILLION deservedly makes its debut in the WTR 1000 this year. “A go-to firm for contentious matters in the EU, particularly for software or internet-related issues, PELTILLION is a high-quality service provider which can handle the work of much larger firms but at far lower rates.” Running the show is “the brilliant litigator and arbitrator Flip Petillion, who is a true expert in the field of internet policy and disputes. Personally handling cases, he is a partner to his clients and is preeminent in his skill and professionalism”. This year, Petillion has managed a variety of work for key client IKEA, including the unauthorised use of domain names and social media advertising as well as a trademark infringement case against a Dutch company, highlighting the broad range of his trademark capabilities.

 

World Trademark Review 1000 (2018)

 

Flip Petillion excels in weighty cross-border spats and, well rounded in his approach to dispute resolution, he is a dab hand when it comes to negotiations and arbitration. Moreover, he is at the cutting edge of domain name work, having handled online matters since the mid-1990s; his Competing for the Internet is a major text on the topic. The former Crowell & Moring star recently established PETILLION, a fresh new boutique set-up.

 

World Trademark Review 1000 (2017)

 

The Belgian office of leading US full-service outfit graces the WTR 1000 rankings for the second time, and deservedly so. It has substantial strength in depth in the trademark sphere, acting with equal dexterity in domestic, European and global matters for a diverse clientele. A web of offices across North America, in addition to outposts in London and Belgium, makes it ideal for clients with transatlantic brand interests. Seasoned litigation partner Flip Petillion leads the trademark team and comes recommended as a trustworthy adviser in the highest-stakes cases. One fellow professional salutes him for his extraordinary availability: “he can be reached pretty much any time”, always responding to urgent matters quickly and cogently. 

 

World Trademark Review 1000 (2016)

 

Breaking into the Benelux tables for the first time, US heavyweight is fast making a name for itself on the other side of the Atlantic – not least thanks to a string of wins notched up before BOIP and the ECJ. A slew of these bear the fingerprints of Flip Petillion, who boasts keen insight in the film, software and automotive industries.

 

World Trademark Review 1000 (2015)

 

“The “brilliant” Flip Petillion is “a true domain name expert - in a market characterised by its mixed disciplines, he is a true internet specialist”.”

 

World Trademark Review 1000 (2014) 

 

“Flip Petillion presides over a “professional and thorough” operation with a focus on generic top-level domain name issues.”

 

World Trademark Review 1000 (2013) 

 

“Flip Petillion is acknowledged as among the best on the market for complex contentious matters. An outstanding litigator, he also has a wealth of alternative dispute resolution experience.”

 

 

World Intellectual Property Review 2020 Leader

 

Flip Petillion is a leading dispute resolution lawyer at Petillion. He is known as a court litigator and as counsel in mostly international arbitrations. He also regularly acts as an arbitrator. He represents multinationals and individual portfolio holders in industries including IP, IT, media and entertainment, internet, fashion, art, postal, telecoms, energy, construction and real estate, automotive, aviation and aerospace.

 

World Intellectual Property Review 2019 Leader

 

 

World Intellectual Property Review 2018 Leader

 

 

World Intellectual Property Review 2017 Leader

 

Flip Petillion represents a number of Internet companies including Donuts, Minds+Machines, Despegar, Famous Four Media, dot Sport Limited, Booking.com and Vistaprint. His practice focuses on international arbitration. He is currently well known for the arbitration cases he initiated against the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers concerning competition, intellectual property and internet governance issues.

 

World Intellectual Property Review 2016 Leader

 

Flip Petillion represents a number of Internet companies including Donuts, Minds+Machines, Despegar, Famous Four Media, dot Sport Limited, Booking.com and Vistaprint. His practice focuses on international arbitration. He is currently well known for the arbitration cases he initiated against the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers concerning competition, intellectual property and internet governance issues.

 

 

Media Law International (2019) Tier 3

 

Media Law International currently features an article by Flip Petillion on the country report page for Belgium.

 

Media Law International (2018) Tier 3

 

Media Law International (2017) Tier 1

 

Media Law International (2016) Tier 1

 

The firm is highly reputed for its leading focus on all segments of media and technology. In addition to traditional areas of advice, the team works on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and financing transactions. Litigation specialist Flip Petillion leads the team in its work on antitrust regulation, privacy and data collection rights.

 

Media Law International (2015) Tier 1

 

Increased activity, and visibility, places The firm in a top position among the country’s best-known firms for media law. The firm is “a key actor in the north of France”, said one competitor. Flip Petillion manages the media division which handles work for clients in the entertainment, sports, film and publishing sectors. Mr Petillion is an experienced arbitrator with an unwavering reputation. He is widely praised by peers for leading the firm to growth across media sectors.

 

Media Law International (2014) Tier 2

 

The firm’s head of department Flip Petillion is an arbitrator at the World Intellectual Property Organization and handles high profile litigation on behalf of multinational clients. The team represents prominent public figures in cases connected to intellectual property rights, among other areas. In representative work over the past year, the team assisted Twentieth Century Fox in a matter against Belgian local Cinemas on the conditions for publishing content and the impact of adjacent products and services that are unrelated to the motion pictures, such as food, drink and 3D glasses. 

 

 

Leaders League's Best Arbitrators in 2019-2020  Excellent

 

Leaders League's IT, Data Protection & Telecoms (2020)  Recommended

 

The firm appears in the top rankings.

 

Leaders League's Trademark litigation (2020)  Highly Recommended

 

The firm appears in the top rankings.

 

Leaders League's Dispute resolution - International arbitration (2020)  Recommended

 

The firm appears in the top rankings.

 

Leaders League's Dispute resolution - Commercial litigation (2020)  Highly Recommended

 

The firm appears in the top rankings.

 

 

Leaders League's Best Arbitrators in 2018-2019  Excellent

 

Leaders League's Trademark litigation (2019)  Highly Recommended

 

The firm appears in the top rankings.

 

Leaders League's Dispute resolution - International arbitration (2019)  Recommended

 

The firm appears in the top rankings.

 

Leaders League's Dispute resolution - Commercial litigation (2019)  Highly Recommended

 

The firm appears in the top rankings.

 

 

Leaders League's Trademark litigation (2018)  Excellent

 

The firm appears in the top rankings.

 

Leaders League's Dispute resolution - International arbitration (2018) Highly Recommended

 

The firm appears in the top rankings.

 

Leaders League's Dispute resolution - Commercial litigation (2018)  Highly Recommended

 

The firm appears in the top rankings.

 

 

Leaders League's Trademark litigation (2017)  Excellent

 

The firm appears in the top rankings.

 

Leaders League's Intellectual Property (2017)  Excellent

 

The firm appears in the top rankings.

 

 

Leaders League's TMT (2016)  Leading

 

The firm appears in the top rankings.

 

Leaders League's Trademark litigation (2016)  Excellent

 

The firm appears in the top rankings.

 

Leaders League's Intellectual Property (2016)  Excellent

 

The firm appears in the top rankings.

 

 

Leaders League's TMT (2015)  Excellent

 

The firm appears in the top rankings for best TMT law firm in Belgium, with excellent leading partner Flip Petillion.

 

Leaders League's Trademark Litigation (2015) Highly Recommended

 

The firm appears in the top rankings for best Trademark Litigation firm in Belgium, with highly recommended leading partner Flip Petillion.

 

 

Leaders League's International Intellectual Property (2014)

 

The firm appears in the top rankings for best IP law firm in Belgium, with excellent leading partner Flip Petillion.

 

Leaders League's International Innovation - Technology & Intellectual Property Report (2012)

The firm appears in the top rankings for best IP law firm in Belgium, with excellent leading partner Flip Petillion. The firm's TMT practice is also praised in this report, with highly recommended leading partner Flip Petillion.

 

 

U.S. National Law Journal (2017) 

 

Flip Petillion is listed as an 'Intellectual Property Trailblazer'. 

 

 

Best Lawyers (2015)

 

Flip Petillion is listed among the Best Intellectual Property Law Lawyers in Brussels, Belgium.