Marius has nearly 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 and Mauritius bar.
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 and 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 recognised expert for WCO training courses (Brussels – Belgium), the Forum Institut and at the Academy of European Law (ERA – Trier, Germany).
Marius works for several national and international clients with a focus on Europe and Africa.
He is fluent in English, French, Dutch and German.