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Christopher Dumont is an associate at Crowell & Moring’s Brussels office and is a member of the Intellectual Property Group. Christopher advises and assists clients in both contentious and non-contentious matters across the broad spectrum of IP/IT law. He also advises on commercial law and regulatory matters. He has experience in advising and litigating complex trademark and patent litigation cases, including procedural aspects (e.g., use without due cause, Bolar exemption, Arrow declarations, priority rights, Gillette defense, locus standi). He has handled parallel import cases and European cross-border issues, and advised on regulatory matters, IP portfolio management, and strategic planning.

In a judgment of August 1, 2022, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) provided further guidance on two important aspects of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (CJEU C-184/20). In summary, the CJEU held that, first, for a national law that imposes a legal obligation to process personal data to