Prof. Dr. Fabienne Brison teaches intellectual property rights, media and ICT law at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). She also teaches the subject Neighbouring rights in the Manama IP/ICT at the KU Leuven (campus Brussels).
Fabienne works for HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER BV, a law firm specialised in intellectual property. She herself is specialised in copyright, media and new technology (including software and database protection). She also works regularly in the field of trademark and design law. She advises on intellectual property rights in general and defends in particular the interests of right holders. She has conducted numerous high level proceedings, but also assists her clients in negotiating and drafting agreements, advising them on both the legal-technical and strategic aspects.
Fabienne is a recognized CEPANI third-party decision-maker for domain name disputes and a recognized CEPANI mediator for ICT disputes.
In addition, Fabienne is an expert appointed to the "Council for Intellectual Property" (Copyright and Neighboring Rights Section, advisory body to the competent minister), Secretary General of the "Association Littéraire et Artistique Internationale" (ALAI), Vice-President of the Belgian ALAI group (ABA-BVA) and member of the Executive Committee of the specialized legal journal "Authors & Media".
She is the author of numerous articles and books on copyright and is a regular speaker at national and international meetings.
She is also affiliated to the Benelux Association of Trademark and Design Law (BMM), CEPANI, the Council for Intellectual Property (CIP), the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) and the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers (IAEL).
Fabienne first obtained a Master in Law at the VUB, went to the University of Paris where she got a degree of Advanced Study in Literary, Artistic and Industrial Property. Later, she obtained a PhD in law at the VUB.