Board Members

Annelies Dobbelaere


Sabine Mariën

Vice Chairwoman / Secretary

Maud Verheyleweghen

Treasure Holder

Annelies holds a master degree in Modern History and started her career in IP in 2006. By having worked in both industry and private practice, she can rely on a thorough knowledge of patent, trademarks and designprocedures. In 2017 she graduated as Certified Formalities Officer with the Dutch Formalities Platform.  As a member of the IP Department at Mithra Pharmaceuticals, she handles the international patent and trademark portfolio in collaboration with the IP Manager. 

Sabine started her professional career after her studies modern languages in different administrative positions. In 2013 she was given the opportunity to set up an internal IP department together with 1 patent attorney at Etex, a worldwide group with its origin in Belgium, situated in the building industry. She is responsible for all administration and formalities of the patent and design portfolios of all the group entities. In 2017 she achieved the Certificate of Formalities Officer at the Dutch Formalities Platform.


Maud began her professional career in 1998 as a Paralegal in an IP firm, where she has been handling patent and supplementary protection certificate files (SPC). In 2004, she joined the technology-transfer company of the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL), where she was responsible for the administration of the University’s patent porfolio. Maud joined the firm Abyoo in 2008 as a paralegal. With her extensive  knowledge of intellectual property, as well as of the needs of clients and her practice of international contacts with foreign agents, Maud was entrusted in 2016 with the function of Office and External relations manager of the firm.

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