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Hugues Derème
Deputy Director, Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP), NL

Hugues is Deputy Director General of the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP) since 2008. In this position, he is at the head of business activities of the BOIP, including supervision of the Operations Department (trademarks, designs, i-Depots) and the Department of Legal & International Affairs. His responsibilities also include revision and adaptation of the Benelux legislation, as well as international and European cooperation.

He previously worked as attorney-at-law and was a member of the Brussels Bar. He also worked several years in the trade industry, managing a company active worldwide in the production and sale of promotional items.

Hugues holds a Law Degree from the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium (1994), a postgraduate degree (LL.M.) in Economic Law from the Vrije Universiteit te Brussel, Belgium (1996), and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of San Diego, California, USA (2002).

Hugues is a member of AIPPI, ECTA and BMM and member of the redaction committee of ICIP-L’Ingénieur Conseil / Intellectual Property.