Karel Janssens Technology, Media &
Associate Intellectual Property
firstname.lastname@example.org European Practice
71, Rue Royale
Brussels, B - 1000
Karel Janssens is an associate in the Brussels office of Crowell & Moring and
has been a member of the Brussels Bar since 2006. He specializes in TMT
(technology, media and telecommunications), IP (intellectual property),
competition law and general commercial law.
Karel graduated in Law from the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) in
2004. He studied one year at the Université de Montesquieu IV in Bordeaux
(France), and completed a Master's Degree (magna cum laude) in
International and European Law at the Free University of Brussels (VUB) in
2005. After working with a Brussels niche firm specialized in IP and TMT,
Karel joined Crowell & Moring in 2007.
Karel regularly advises clients from the media and telecommunications
sectors (broadcasters, cable operators, network operators and advertisers) on
regulatory and licensing issues. He has also assisted clients on e-commerce
and internet related issues such as online gaming, ISP liability, online
services, distance selling and e-advertising.
In addition, Karel specializes in the law relating to unfair trade practices. He
has recently litigated various cases relating to comparative and misleading
advertising, nutrition claims, database theft, product tying, sweepstakes and
lotteries. Karel also advises clients from the pharmaceutical sector on issues
relating to marketing practices and advertising.
Finally, Karel was involved in several high-profile competition cases in the
Belgian markets of broadcasting, telephony, internet and digital TV operators.
Karel is fluent in Dutch, English and French.
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Catholic University of Leuven (2002) Bachelor’s Degree, cum laude
Université de Montesquieu IV, Bordeaux (2003)
Catholic University of Leuven (2004) Master's Degree
Free University of Brussels, International and European Law (2005)
magna cum laude
Admitted to practice: in Belgium and before the European Court
Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB)
"En toutes choses il faut savoir raison garder," Enkele actuele issues
inzake de aansprakelijkheid van internet tussenpersonen, Jaarboek
Handelspraktijken & Mededinging (2009, 500-509). Co-Authors:
Thomas Demeese and Karel Janssens.
"Legal issues in mobile marketing," Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB)
Atelier, Brussels (June 7, 2011). Speaker: Karel Janssens.
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