Maroussia Verhulst


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Admitted to the Brussels Bar in 2005, Maroussia provides sharp legal advice and pragmatic assistance to her clients, notably in the consumer goods, new technology, and luxury sectors on a wide range of regulatory and commercial issues.  

Maroussia helps her clients to implement complex regulations, provides business-oriented advice on contractual matters, and has proven successes in managing high-stakes transactions and litigations.   Her areas of expertise cover IP, IT, data protection, trade practices, product regulation, and distribution law.  

Before joining Ethikos, Maroussia has worked for renowned international law firms, in secondment as in-house counsel in a multinational company, and has also gained entrepreneurial experience abroad.  

In addition to a law degree from the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Maroussia holds an LL.M in intellectual property law from the Katholieke Universiteit Brussel (KUB).

Maroussia has published numerous articles on intellectual property law topics and distribution contracts and has participated in drafting some resolutions for the Belgian group of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI).  

Maroussia is a social and idealistic person. She has developed a strong interest in social and sustainable impact projects. She has notably launched and managed a social impact project for Women in Santiago de Chile. She has co-founded an e-commerce of zero-plastic laundry & household cleaning products “as-a-service” in Mexico. Maroussia is keen to continue developing social and sustainable initiatives alongside her current position at Ethikos.  


Sector Experience


New technology

Consumer goods



Legal Expertise

IP, IT and Distribution Law

Market Practices

Data Protection


‣ Education
2004-2007 LL.M in intellectual property law, KUB
2004 Erasmus student exchange program, Universidad de Buenos Aires
2001-2004 Master of Law, UCL
2002-2003 LL.M in advanced business law, Ghent University
1999-2001 Bachelor of Law, Université Saint-Louis
  • French
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Dutch
‣ Publications
  • M. Verhulst and A. Mottet Haugaard, « Plus aucun doute ne plane: une marque se référant à la marijuana ne peut être enregistrée au niveau européen… pour le moment », Lydian e-zin (online), 17 December 2019.
  • M. Verhulst and A. Mottet Haugaard, « The International Comparative Legal Guide to Trade Marks 2018: Chapter about Belgium », ICLG, 2018, 7th Edition, Chapter 6, p. 35.
  • M. Verhulst and A. Mottet Haugaard, « Intellectual Property & Antitrust in 24 jurisdictions worldwide: Chapter about Belgium », Getting the deal through, Global Competition Review, 2012, p. 9.
  • M. Verhulst and A. Mottet Haugaard, « Le transit de marchandises contrefaisantes par l’Europe: la Cour de justice rejette la thèse de la fiction suggérée pour justifier une retenue automatique et précise en quoi consiste la charge de la preuve de leur vente probable dans l’Union », note HJEU 1 December 2011, RDC, 2012/06, p. 586.
  • M. Verhulst and A. Mottet Haugaard, « Special Focus – Absolute grounds for refusal: key trademark decisions from the European courts,» World Trademark Review 2009, p. 17.
  • M. Verhulst and A. Mottet Haugaard, « Belgium – Monetary compensation for trademark infringement,» IP Value, 2009, p. 122.
  • M. Verhulst, A. Mottet Haugaard, C. De Meyer, E. Cornu et O. Klimis, « Rapport pour le groupe belge de l’AIPPI Q208 – Les mesures frontalières et d’autres moyens d’intervention de douanes à l’encontre des contrefacteurs », ICIP, 2009, liv. 2, p. 222-244.
  • M. Verhulst, A. Mottet Haugaard, C. Ronse, X. Vermandele et E. Cornu, « Rapport pour le groupe belge de l’AIPPI Q203 – Dommages pour infractions, contrefaçons et piratage de marques », ICIP, 2008, liv. 3, p. 328-350.
  • M. Verhulst, « L’incidence du droit européen relatif à la publicité comparative sur les prérogatives des titulaires concernés », ICIP, 2008/2, p. 194.
  • M. Verhulst and G. Ryelandt, « Le transit de produits par le territoire communautaire », JTDE, 2008, p. 177.
  • M. Verhulst, A. Mottet Haugaard, D. Dessard et E. Cornu,« Rapport pour le groupe belge de l’AIPPI Q192 – Tolérance aux infractions aux droits de propriété intellectuelle », (online).
  • M. Verhulst and A. Mottet Haugaard, « La loi du 19 décembre 2005 relative à l’information précontractuelle dans le cadre des accords de partenariat commercial », DAOR, 2006, p. 103.
‣ Honours and awards

(2008) Nomination to the Jacques Lassier’s award granted by the International League of Competition Law (LIDC) based in Lausanne, Switzerland for my LL.M thesis about the « Effects of the European legislation relating to comparative advertising on the trademark owners’ prerogative concerned.»