Christopher Dumont

Associate
cdumont@crowell.com
+32.2.214.2859

Christopher Dumont is an associate at Crowell & Moring’s Brussels office and is a member of the Intellectual Property Group.

Christopher advises and assists clients in both contentious and non-contentious matters across the broad spectrum of IP/IT law. He also advises on commercial law and regulatory matters. He has experience in advising and litigating complex trademark and patent litigation cases, including procedural aspects (e.g., use without due cause, Bolar exemption, Arrow declarations, priority rights, Gillette defense, locus standi). He has handled parallel import cases and European cross-border issues, and advised on regulatory matters, IP portfolio management, and strategic planning.

Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Christopher worked in the IP practice of a leading Brussels-based law firm (focusing on patent, trademark & design and copyright litigation, as well as on commercial litigation and data protection).

Christopher often participates in events organized by the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (“AIPPI”), the Benelux Association of Trade Mark and Design Law (“BMM”), the Young European Patent Lawyer’s Association (“Young EPLAW”) and the Belgian Association for Marketing (“BAM”).

Christopher became a member of the Brussels Bar in 2021.



Affiliations

Admissions

Admitted to practice: in Belgium and before the European Court (2018)



Publications

  • "Standing to litigate and effects on remedies," ICIP 2020, Vol. 2, 317-359 (2020). Authors: C. Behets Wydemans, C. Dumont, D. Glorieux, A. Jolie, S. Lens, D. Op de Beeck, P.Y. Thoumsin, L. Truong and Bernard Vanbrabant.