Alain Strowel


Alain Strowel is a professor at the Saint-Louis University in Brussels and teaches in various LLM programs (University of Liège, Hogeschool Universiteit Brussel, Munich Intellectual Property Law Centre, Maastricht University). Alain's courses cover copyright, design and media law, as well as the interface between IP and competition.

Belgian avocat since 1988, he works as Of Counsel in the Brussels office of Covington & Burling LLP where he focuses on digital copyright and trademark issues. He is a panelist for the WIPO and “.be” domain name resolution procedures.

Alain has authored numerous articles and a few books, including Droit d'auteur et copyright (LGDJ/Bruylant, 1993) and, with Estelle Derclaye, Droit d'auteur et numérique (Bruylant, 2001). He has edited various books among which: Of Authors and Origins (with Brad Sherman, Clarendon Press, 1994), Google et les nouveaux services en ligne (with J.-P. Triaille, Larcier, 2008), Peer-to-Peer File Sharing and Secondary Liability in Copyright Law (Edward Elgar, 2009).