Judith Bussé

 Associate Brussels
Phone: +
7, Rue Joseph Stevens
Brussels, B - 1000

Judith Bussé is an associate at Crowell & Moring's Brussels office and is a member of the Intellectual Property Group. She assists clients with very practical and hands on advice for protecting and enforcing their intellectual property rights in a variety of sectors, such as the fashion, food, and pharmaceutical sector.

By way of example, Judith is involved in a number of trademark cases including litigation on the validity and infringement of a three-dimensional trademark for beverages. She is also involved in litigation concerning a pharmaceutical color trademark in which moreover the abuse of dominance has been argued. Furthermore, Judith advises and litigates cases with respect to pharmaceutical patents and in relation to damages claims for infringement of intellectual property rights as well as for undue and unjustified actions against alleged infringers.

Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Judith obtained a specialized LL.M. degree in innovation, competition, and trade law at the London School of Economics. At LSE, she focused on the overlap between intellectual property and competition law, while also maintaining a strong interest for IT law. Judith furthermore represented the LSE in the Mediation Skills Competition, organized by the UK Worshipful Company of Arbitrators.

In 2013, Judith earned her master's degree, cum laude, at the K.U. Leuven. During her curriculum, she focused on European and economic law and won the Mertens de Wilmars pleading competition.


Admitted to practice: in Belgium and before the European Court


  • The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
    • 2016: Reporter, Study Committee on the Requirements for Protection of Designs
    • 2017: Member, Study Committee on the Quantification of Monetary Relief
  • Benelux Association of Trademark and Design Law (BMM)

Speeches & Presentations

  • "The Importance of a Good IP Strategy – What Needs to be Done and Why," IBJ-IJE Seminar, Brussels, Belgium (October 5, 2017). Presenters: Kristof Roox, Jan-Diederik Lindemans, Jurgen Figys and Judith Bussé.
  • "Antitrust Enforcement in the Digital Economy - Current Trends in the EU," Crowell & Moring Seminar (September 22, 2016). Presenters: Judith Bussé, Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Thomas De Meese, Thomas Kramler, and Emmelie Wijckmans.
  • "Update on Digital Single Market Strategy," BDMA, M-Commerce update, December 2016. Author: Judith Bussé.


  • "The US-EU Trade War: A Blessing In Disguise For EU Fashion And Cosmetics Companies?" FashionUnited (June 6, 2018). Authors: Judith Bussé, and Lorenzo Di Masi.
  • "Een succesvolle IE-strategie: Do’s and Don'ts," Fashion United (January 29, 2018). Author: Judith Bussé.
  • "Counterfeit Seizures Proceedings in Belgium – An Update," Cahiers Antwerp Brussels Ghent (August 29, 2017). Authors: Christian Dekoninck, Jurgen Figys and Judith Bussé.
  • "Belgium – Parallel Imports Update," Law Lore & Practice of the Pharmaceutical Trade Marks (September 2015). Authors: Christian Dekoninck and Judith Bussé.
  • "Noot onder het arrest van het Hof van Cassatie van 23 januari 2015 in de zaak Spira/De Beers" Revue de la Concurrence Belge (2015). Authors: Grégoire Ryelandt and Judith Bussé.
  • "De (bittere) nasmaak van vormmerken," RABG, Issue 18, 1285-1293 (2015). Author: Judith Bussé.

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