Wouter Torfs is an expert in intellectual property law (copyright, trademarks, designs, patents, databases and domain names), trade secrets and unfair competition.
He is also specialised in technology law, such as software, digital services (such as the Digital Services Act), cybersecurity (NIS, DORA, etc.), artificial intelligence, digital finance (FinTech) and financial regulatory law. He drafts various types of IT contracts, such as regarding the development, implementation and licensing of software, apps and technology.
Wouter also specialized in data law. He assists companies, organisations and government agencies about their rights and obligations regarding the fair access to and use of data, such under the European Data Act and Data Governance Act. He also assists them in becoming compliant with European and Belgian data protection law (GDPR).
Wouter further advises clients on general business law and commercial contracts.
In addition, Wouter is involved in research and innovation projects funded by the European Commission within the areas of data protection, technology, e-health, and artificial intelligence, thereby helping them bring their research to market. His role involves assisting with compliance with both legal and ethical requirements.
Wouter has been a member of the Dutch-speaking Bar Association at the Brussels Bar since September 2023.
Prior professional experience
Prior to joining Timelex in September 2023, Wouter worked at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). Besides his work in the Operations Department, he has been involved in research projects about the relationship between artificial intelligence and intellectual property rights.
Wouter has also been a legal consultant at the Antwerp Law School Consultancy.
- Executive Master in Law and Artificial Intelligence, Brussels School of Artificial Intelligence (2023-ongoing)
- Master in Business Law, University of Antwerp (2022)
- Law degree, University of Antwerp (2020)