Jan Janssen, Associate Brussels
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7, Rue Joseph Stevens
Brussels, B - 1000

Jan Janssen is an associate in the Brussels office of Crowell & Moring, where he advises on national and International Dispute Resolution with a special focus on intellectual property, information technology and the liberalization of sectors. Jan's practice primarily involves complex civil litigation and (international) arbitration in a variety of industries including fashion, media, postal services, technology and telecommunications.

Jan also provides contractual advice and assists clients in protecting, managing and enforcing their intellectual property rights, including in transactional matters, such as distribution, agency, licensing, technology transfer, software development, outsourcing and service level agreements.

Jan has considerable experience in domain name litigation, including UDRP proceedings and is closely involved in the liberalization of the domain name space, which is known as ICANN's New gTLD Program. He assists various large brand owners in developing both proactive and defensive strategies towards ICANN's New gTLD Program.

Jan started his legal studies at the University of Namur and obtained his master in law at the Catholic University of Leuven. Jan's interest in international law saw him participate in the successful team in the 2008 edition of the international Philip C. Jessup Moot Court Competition.

Jan is also a member of CEPINA 40 and of the Royal Institute for International Relations in Belgium.

Jan is recommended in the 2013 edition of the Legal 500 EMEA for IP.


Admitted to practice: in Belgium and before the European Court

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Speeches & Presentations

  • "Arbitration of IP and Technology Disputes," Crowell & Moring's 2016 Spring Seminar, Brussels, Belgium (June 8, 2016). Presenters: Flip Petillion, Adrian Jones, Jan Janssen and Gordon McAllister.
  • "Getting Your Damages: Enforcement and Annulment of Arbitral Awards," International Arbitration: Keeping One Step Ahead of Your Opponent, Crowell & Moring, Brussels, Belgium (October 29, 2015). Presenter: Jan Janssen.
  • "Global Overview of the Rights Protection Mechanisms for Trademark Holders to Prevent and Combat Cybersquatting in New Internet Extensions (gTLDs)," Belgian Legal Counsel Institute/Crowell & Moring Update IP/IT Seminar, Brussels (June 10, 2014). Speaker: Jan Janssen.
  • "Update IP/IT," IBJ-IJE Seminar, Brussels, Belgium (September 22, 2011). Co-Presenters: Flip Petillion, Jan Janssen and Christian Dekoninck.
  • "Geschillenbeslechting en nieuwe gTLDs," Actua Intellectuele eigendomsrechten, [Actua Intellectual Property], Kluwer, La Hulpe (February 24, 2011). Speaker: Jan Janssen.
  • "Intellectuele eigendomsrechten in een onderneming," [Intellectual Property in an enterprise], Kluwer, Brussels (May 27, 2010). Speakers: Flip Petillion and Jan Janssen.


  • "Report on the ICC Annual General Meeting," CEPANI Newsletter (May 22, 2017). Author: Jan Janssen
  • Competing for the Internet (March 2017).
  • "The UDRP Road So Far: Successes," Trademarks & Brands Online (November 16, 2016). Authors: Flip Petillion, Jan Janssen, Diégo Noesen and Alexander Heirwegh.
  • "De postsector doorgelicht [Clearance on the Postal Sector]" Tijdschrift voor het recht van netwerkindustrieën (January 2014). Authors: Jan Janssen and Flip Petillion.
  • "10 jaar duiding en al heel wat evoluties - samengesteld door Flip Petillion [Intellectuele rechten]" RABG (2013). Authors: Christian Dekoninck, Sofie Cubitt, Jan Janssen, Emmelie Wijckmans, and Diego Noesen.
  • "Lessons from the Cases Against ICANN," Managing Intellectual Property (February 2013). Authors: Flip Petillion, John L. Murino, Emily Alban, and Jan Janssen.
  • "Materiële bevoegdheid inzake auteursrechten," Commentary on Pres. Industr. tribunal, 8 October 2009), RABG (2009/20) (October 8, 2009). Author: Jan Janssen.
  • "Hoe bewijst de houder van vermogensrechten zijn recht?" Commentary on Pres. Comm. tribunal Antwerp, 26 May 2009), RABG (2009/20) (May 26, 2009). Author: Jan Janssen.
  • "Istanboel is Constantinopel niet," Commentary on Rb. Arnhem, 21 January 2009, Computerrecht (2009/3). Author: Jan Janssen.

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