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Judith Bussé

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Brussels, B - 1000

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.


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


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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Firm News / Announcement
"European Copyright: Memes, GIFs, and Other Images on the Internet," Crowell & Moring's Retail & Consumer Products Law Observer (December 18, 2019). Authors: Judith Bussé and Frances Caudron.
"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.
"Eco-friendly or falsely advertised? Sustainable fashion advertising in Europe: do’s and don’ts," Crowell & Moring's Retail & Consumer Products Law Observer (December 4, 2019). Authors: Judith Bussé and Laura van Kruijsdijk.
"Webinar Series: Safeguarding Your Secrets in the Digital Age - Part 3," Crowell & Moring Webinar (November 12, 2019). Presenters: Raija Horstman and Judith Bussé.
"Milieubewuste of misleidende mode? Zo voer je reclame voor ecologische labels of duurzame materialen," FashionUnited (September 23, 2019). Authors: Laura van Kruijsdijk and Judith Bussé.
"EU’s Top Court Confirms Copyright for Design, but Looking Good Will Not Do the Trick," IP Insights (September 17, 2019). Contacts: Judith Bussé, Ellen Desnyder
Client Alert / Newsletter
"The Unregistered Community Design to conquer the European fashion industry," Crowell & Moring's Retail & Consumer Products Law Observer (September 13, 2019). Authors: Judith Bussé and Frances Caudron.
"The Expansion of Confidentiality Protections in Trade Secret and IP Cases in the Netherlands and Belgium," Crowell & Moring's Trade Secrets Trends (August 19, 2019). Authors: Judith Bussé, John Laird and Julia Milewski.
"Luxembourg Implements the Trade Secrets Directive," Crowell & Moring's Trade Secrets Trends (July 23, 2019). Authors: Judith Bussé and Julia Milewski.

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