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Matteo Mariano

Phone: +32. 2.214.2821
7, Rue Joseph Stevens
Brussels B - 1000

Matteo Mariano is an associate at Crowell & Moring’s Brussels office and is a member of the Intellectual Property Group.

Matteo advises and assists clients from a variety of sectors in both contentious and non-contentious matters across the whole IP spectrum (patents, trademarks, designs, copyright, trade secrets, etc.). He has experience both in handling complex litigation and in drafting and negotiating IP-related agreements (R&D agreements, license agreements, etc.). He also advises clients on commercial law and regulatory matters.

Matteo earned his LL.B. from Université Saint-Louis Bruxelles and his J.D. from Universiteit Gent. In 2016, he obtained an LL.M. from the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School. He became a member of the Brussels bar in 2016.

Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Matteo worked in the IP practice of an international law firm (focusing primarily on IP and ICT transactions and agreements as well as on data protection compliance) and in a European IP litigation boutique firm (focusing on patent, trademark & design and copyright litigation as well as on regulatory matters in the life sciences sector).

Matteo is a native French and Italian speaker and is highly proficient in English and Dutch.


  • Ghent University, J.D. (2015) cum laude
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, LL.M. (2016)


Admitted to practice: in Belgium and before the European Court


  • Licensing Executives Society Benelux

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"IP Rights, Collaborative Projects, And The COVID-19 Pandemic: A Socially Responsible Approach Should Not Impair Sound Business Judgment," Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal (September 2020). Authors: Jan-Diederik Lindemans, and Matteo Mariano.
"IP Rights, Collaborative Projects and the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Socially Responsible Approach Should Not Impair Sound Business Judgment," IP Insights (May 28, 2020). Contacts: Jan-Diederik Lindemans, Matteo Mariano
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"Louboutin v Van Haren: white flag for red soles or provisional truce?," Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, Vol. 13, Issue 11, 909-916 (November 2018). Authors: Carina Gommers, Eva De Pauw, Matteo Mariano.
"Het Europese Copyright package est arrivé!," Auteurs & Media, 2018-2019, 3, 422-438 (2018). Authors : Fabienne Brison, Delphine Borgniet, Eleni Foscolos, Stéphanie Hermoye, Matteo Mariano, Pauline Meskens, Maïlys Sahagun.
"Huawei v. ZTE: Integrating Good Faith Without Foregoing the Right to Enforce Your FRAND-Encumbered Standard-Essential Patents," University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law, Online (September 3, 2016). Author: Matteo Mariano.

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