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Erika Ellyne
T: + 32 2 427 39 00
F: + 32 2 425 39 00
Erika Ellyne is a law and technology enthusiast. She is specialised in Intellectual Property and Information Technology law (IP/IT).
She is happy to spend her days advising clients in relation to their law, technology and commercial questions.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Erika worked at the VUB for a number of years at LSTS (Law, Science, Technology, and Society Research Center). There she researched law and technology questions, and contributed to EU projects.

Erika helps her clients navigate the various legal questions that new technologies bring up for their business, she helps them to leverage these technologies and mitigate risks. She has a strong contractual practice, both in terms of negotiation and drafting, but also dispute resolution.

Erika's experience span's a wide variety of industries and legal domaines. She is always interested to learn more about and drive the creation of novel technologies and novel business methods/models. Her experience covers a cross-section of legal domaines.

She has pursued an executive Masters in IT Management to fully grasp all the key factors of success and business interests that her clients may face with regard to their companies' digital transformation projects.
Main practice areas
Business Law
Consumer Protection
Contract Law
Gambling Regulation
Information Technology Law
Intellectual Property
Product Regulation
Unfair Market Practices
Executive Master in Information Security Management at Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (ULB) (ongoing)

Visiting researcher at University of Bournemouth (CIPPM) (2016)

Belgian American Education Foundation Fellowship (BAEF) (2013-2014)

Visiting Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

LL.M. International and European Law, Summa Cum Laude (2008-2009)

Vrije Universiteit van Brussel

Bachelors and Masters (Candidature and Licence) in Law, Cum Laude (2003-2008)

Université Libre de Bruxelles

E. Ellyne, ‘Content Filtering Technologies under the new copyright liability regime for content Sharing service providers and Fundamental Rights: the clash with Data Protection’, ComputerRecht, (June 2020 forthcoming)

B. Vanbrabant and E. Ellyne, ‘Intellectual Property Law in Belgium’, The Intellectual Property Review (June 2018 7 ed), available Electronic version

E. Kairis, E. Ellyne & D. Taeymans, ‘Overview of the New General Data Protection Regulation’, in CRO Insights Journal, Getting Ready for the New General Data Protection Regulation (vol 6 October 2017)

E. Ellyne, ‘Frucona Revisited: Confusing EDF and Placing the Burden of Proof Where it Belongs’, (June 2016)

E. Ellyne, ‘What The Difference Between Making Versus Repair Can Teach Us On The Scope Of Exclusive Rights’, European Intellectual Property Review (Issue 8, 2015)

E. Ellyne and S.Ghosh, ‘Patenting Software in the US as compared with Europe’, Patently-O (2014) Electronic version

E. Ellyne, ‘European Unitary Patent: Are We There Yet?’, Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property (vol. 4, issue 1, 2014)

E. Ellyne, ‘Patent Eligibility: The Sickman of Europe’, in ed. Beldiman Access To Information And Knowledge 21st Century Challenges in Intellectual Property and Knowledge Governance (Edward Elgar 2014)

E. Ellyne, ‘European Patent Law: A Foreseeable Future in the Wake of the European Court of Justice Opinion 1/09 on the compatibility of the Draft Agreement Creating a Unified Litigation Patent System with the Founding European Treaties?’, Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property (vol. 2, issue 4, 2012)

E. Ellyne, ‘Patents’, review of Patents by Joseph S. Miller, Scripted, December 2011

P. De Hert & E. Ellyne, ‘L’articulation de la Charte européenne et de la Convention européenne des droits de l’homme dans le domaine du droit pénal : concurrence ou complémentarité ?’ in eds. R. De Baerdemaeker et al. La place de l’avocat pénaliste dans le procès. Un nouveau défi européen, (Anthemis s.a. Limal, 2011) 97 - 125

P. De Hert & E. Ellyne, ‘The Law and Ethics of Belgian Biobanking: A Reversal for the Logic of Regulation?’ Law, Innovation and Technology (vol. 2, issue 1, 2010) 27 - 50

E. Ellyne, R. Bellanova, G. Gonzalez Fuster, ‘Data Transfers in the New AFSJ: Go with the Flow Converging and Conflicting Ethical Values in the External/Internal Security Continuum in Europe’, Proceedings of INEX Workshop (10 May 2010) issue INEX Policy Brief No. 10, published by Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS). Electronic version

G. Gonzalez Fuster, P. De Hert, E. Ellyne, S. Gutwirth, ‘Huber, Marper and Others: Throwing New Light on the Shadows of Suspicion’ from INEX Policy Brief No. 11, published by Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) (2010) Electronic version

G. Gonzalez Fuster, S. Gutwirth, E. Ellyne, ‘Profiling in the European Union: A high-risk practice’ issue INEX Policy Brief No. 10, published by Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) (2010) Electronic version