Judith Bussé

Counsel
Brussels
jbusse@crowell.com
Phone: +32.2.214.2896
7, Rue Joseph Stevens
Brussels B - 1000
Belgium

Judith Bussé is a counsel 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.



Affiliations

Admitted to practice: in Belgium and before the European Court

Memberships

  • 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

  • "Webinar Series: Trade Secrets are Not Intellectual Property – At Least Not in the European Union," Crowell & Moring Webinar (February 11, 2020). Presenters: Jan-Diederik Lindemans and Judith Bussé.
  • "Trade Secrets and Whistle Blowers," IJE/IBJ Deep Dive, Brussels, Belgium (December 5, 2019). Speakers: Jan-Diederik Lindemans, Emmanuel Plasschaert, Gunther Meyer, Judith Bussé, and Evelien Jamaels.
  • "Webinar Series: Safeguarding Your Secrets in the Digital Age - Part 3," Crowell & Moring Webinar (November 12, 2019). Presenters: Raija Horstman and Judith Bussé.
  • "Digital Health Roundtable," Brussels, Belgium (April 24, 2019). Moderator: Maarten Stassen. Speakers: Jodi Daniel, Frederik Van Remoortel, Jurgen Figys, Evelina Roegiers, Evi Mattioli, and Judith Bussé.
  • "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.


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Firm News & Announcements

Mar.06.2020 Managing Intellectual Property and World Trademark Review Recognize Crowell & Moring Brussels Intellectual Property Group
Jan.02.2020 Crowell & Moring Elects Eight New Partners and Promotes Seven to Senior Counsel and 26 to Counsel Positions