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Education

  • Catholic University of Leuven, M.A. (2013) cum laude
  • London School of Economics, LL.M. innovation, competition, and trade law (2014)

Admissions

  • Brussels

Languages

  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
Judith Bussé, Associate Brussels
jbusse@crowell.com
Phone: +32.2.214.2896
7, Rue Joseph Stevens
Brussels, B - 1000
Belgium

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 & Morning, 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: Brussels



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Publications

  • "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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