IPvocate is specialised in IP Law in Europe

We offer high-quality IP service by experienced lawyers.

Over 20 years of experience

high-quality IP service

assisting numerous clients, including multinationals from Europe and North America but also SMEs, entrepreneurs and creatives.

IPvocate focuses on the protection, management, and enforcement of IP rights. Our IP services reach from consultation, searching, filing, prosecuting, renewing, filing oppositions to defending IP rights, including coordinating anti-counterfeiting raids, customs enforcement of IP rights, civil or criminal enforcement actions, conducting domain name disputes, etc.


About Our Team

Marius Schneider

Attorney-at-law at the Brussels Bar and
Legal Adviser in Mauritius

Marius has more than 20 years’ experience in the field of intellectual property, of which more than 15 years in an African environment. He is a lawyer at the Brussels Bar and is registered as a Legal Adviser with the Financial Services Commission of Mauritius. Marius works for several national and international clients with a focus on Europe and Africa.

He is a member of the EU Observatory on intellectual property right infringements, a member and past chairman of the ECTA Anti-Counterfeiting Committee and one of the Editors of the Oxford University Press Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice.

He is the co-editor of the Oxford University Press publication ‘Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights through Border Measures – Law and Practice in the EU’ (second edition June 2012 and third edition in progress), the African chapter of the ‘Research Handbook on cross-border enforcement of intellectual property rights’ of Paul Torremans (published by Edward Elgar), as well as of several articles and contributions on subjects related to the enforcement of IP rights. Marius has also written an article on Mauritius as an investment platform for Africa.

He is a graduate of the University of Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium) and holds Master’s degrees from University College London (Master’s in EU law – UK) and the Katholieke Universiteit Brussel (Master’s in IP – Belgium). He is a regular speaker at conferences on intellectual property law in Europe and Africa. He has served as a consultant on WIPO and EU missions to Africa and beyond and is a recognized expert for WCO training courses (Brussels – Belgium), the Forum Institut and at the Academy of European Law (ERA – Trier, Germany).

He is fluent in English, French, Dutch and German.

Why Choose IPvocate a
boutique law firm?


Our team is consistently recognised in international rankings.


Committed lawyers who provide personalised services to clients.


We look for simple and effective ways to solve difficult problems


Attention to detail with a professional file management system.

Our Areas of Practice

Your IP is in the safe hands of specialist lawyers. We are highly experienced and business savvy.

Trade Marks

We help protect your valuable assets as trade marks in the Benelux, EU and internationally


We assist you with our anti-counterfeiting expertise, which is recognised worldwide


We protect the look and feel of your product in the Benelux, EU and internationally

IP Audit

We audit the value of your portfolio before you engage in a transaction


We work hand-in-hand with patent attorneys to secure the rights to your invention


We draft and negotiate your IP related contracts