Judith Bussé

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7, Rue Joseph Stevens
Brussels B - 1000

Judith Bussé is a counsel at Crowell & Moring's Brussels office and a member of the Intellectual Property Group. She assists clients with practical, hands-on advice for protecting and enforcing their intellectual property rights in a variety of sectors, such as the fashion, food, and pharmaceutical sectors. In recent years, Judith has developed a particular focus on cases concerning software and database rights, including the protection of artificial intelligence algorithms and the combined use of trade secrets, patents and copyrights to protect such know-how, particularly in the IT sector.

Judith has been involved in a number of trademark cases, including litigation on the validity and infringement of a three-dimensional trademark for beverages, and concerning a pharmaceutical color trademark in which the abuse of dominance was also argued. In addition, Judith advises and litigates in cases regarding pharmaceutical patents and in relation to damage claims for the infringement of intellectual property rights as well as for undue and unjustified actions against alleged infringers.

Legal Rankings

  • Recognized as a leading trademark professional by World Trademark Review
    • “Bussé is a quick thinker and is able to spot the legal issues in a complex set of facts. She is efficient, reliable and solution-oriented and thoroughly deserves her place in the WTR 1000” (2020)
  • Listed as an IP Star in Managing IP Magazine (2019)

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, notably in the pharmaceutical sector, 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. As part of 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)

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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