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Judith Bussé

Counsel

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 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
    • “Judith consistently impresses with her passion, attention to detail and flair for litigation strategy. She delves deep into legal analyses, gives practical and budget-conscious advice, and is lovely to work with.” (2021)
    • “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.

Education

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

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)

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Firm News / Announcement
"Enforcement of trade secrets in the EU: compensation and damages for trade secret misappropriation," Crowell & Moring’s Trade Secrets Trends (March 18, 2021). Author: Judith Bussé.
Publication
Crowell & Moring Establishes Global Environmental, Social, and Governance Advisory Team (Mar.15.2021)
Firm News / Announcement
World Trademark Review Ranks Crowell & Moring in WTR 1000 (Feb.22.2021)
Firm News / Announcement
"Legal Mechanisms Applying to Data," Webinar in collaboration with IBJ/IJE (IT/IP Practice Group), Brussels, Belgium (January 18, 2021). Speakers: Judith Bussé, Linh Truong, and Matteo Mariano.
Speech/Presentation
"The New B2B-legislation put into practice: Are you ready?" Crowell & Moring Webinar (December 8, 2020). Presenters: Thomas De Meese, Judith Bussé, Delphine Keppens, and Laura van Kruijsdijk.
Speech/Presentation
"Copyright in the Digital Age: The Current State of Affairs," Crowell & Moring Webinar (October 13, 2020). Presenters: Judith Bussé and Ellen Desnyder.
Speech/Presentation
"The European Copyright Directive: Ready for the Digital Age?" Crowell & Moring Webinar (October 12, 2020). Presenters: Judith Bussé and Ellen Desnyder.
Speech/Presentation
"U.K. Supreme Court Affirms Global FRAND Rate-Setting Procedure in U.K. National Courts," Antitrust Law Alert (August 28, 2020). Contacts: Brian Paul Gearing, Ph.D., Judith Bussé, Akhil Sheth
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Continuing Education for Lawyers: teaching video in Dutch for Belgian IP lawyers on IP protection for software," Portalus Video (August 2020). Instructor: Judith Bussé.
Speech/Presentation

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