Flip Petillion

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Organization: Petillion
Region: Europe
Country: Belgium
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Flip Petillion has been handling court litigations and arbitrations for nearly 30 years in the areas of intellectual property, information technology, media & entertainment, Internet, fashion, art, postal services, telecom, energy, construction & real estate, the automotive industry, aviation, and aerospace. He represents the Intellectual Property Constituency in the Non-Contracted Party House of the GNSO Council.[1]

Career History

Since October 2017, Petillion has been the Managing Partner at the law firm Petillion. Since January 2016, he has been a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, focusing on climate change-related disputes. Since May 2006, he has been a chairman and party-appointed arbitrator in IP disputes for WIPO. Since December 2016, he has been a visiting lecturer at Leuven University.

He acts as an arbitrator for the National Arbitration Forum, the International Trademark Association, and Cepani.

From 2008 to 2017, he worked at Crowell & Moring LLP as the Intellectual Property and International Disputes Resolution Partner.[2]

ICANN and Internet Governance Participation

Petillion has been on the GNSO Council since August 2018 as a member of the Intellectual Property Constituency. For over ten years, he has been a member of the ICC IP Commission and has contributed to the last three editions of the ICC IP Road Map.


  • University of Leuven, J.D. Magna Cum Laude, 1982 – 1987
  • University of Leuven, Postgraduate in Telecommunications Law, 1998
  • Dubrovnik University, Postgraduate in International Economic Law, 1988
  • University of Ghent, Postgraduate in Telecommunications, Strategy, and Regulation, 1999


"Filling the NTIA Void." Trademarks and Brands Online. May 2014.[3]