Mr Claus Barrett Christiansen > Bech-Bruun > Copenhagen, Denmark > Lawyer Profile

Bech-Bruun
LANGELINIE ALLÉ 35
2100 COPENHAGEN
Denmark
Claus Barrett Christiansen photo

Work Department

IP & Technology.

Position

Partner. Claus Barrett Christiansen specialises in intellectual property and marketing law.

An expert at intellectual property rights, marketing law, licences, brand protection and IP strategy and with more than 20 years’ experience, Claus Barrett Christiansen’s legal advisory services cover all aspects of these areas. Claus has conducted a vast amount of cases before the Danish High Courts, the Supreme Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union, and he advises small entrepreneurial enterprises as well as multi-national corporations on formation, protection of trademark rights, domain names, design, etc.

In 2011 Claus contributed to establishing Bech-Bruun’s Chinese Desk, and since then he has assisted Danish enterprises in getting a foothold on the Chinese market and rendered advice on Chinese intellectual property law, enforcement, licences and e-trade. He also advises Chinese enterprises on intellectual property law in the Nordic countries.

Claus is a popular lecturer within his area of expertise, and for more than 15 years he has been an associate professor with Aarhus University and Aarhus BSS. Further, Claus is a member of the IP committee of the Association of Danish Law Firms, the Danish Patent and Trademark Office’s Expert Group on trademarks, Marques’ China Team and INTA Amicus Brief Committee.

Languages

Danish and English.

Education

Right of audience, The Danish Supreme Court 2006. LLM 2002. Associate 2001. Master of Laws 1998.

Lawyer Rankings

Denmark > Intellectual property

(Leading individuals)

Claus Barrett ChristiansenBech-Bruun

Bech-Bruun has a stellar reputation in the life sciences sector, where it advises high-profile clients on an array of trade mark and design, patent and regulatory matters. The group is jointly led by Claus Barrett Christiansen and Mikkel Friis Rossa; Christiansen is an experienced design and trade mark litigator noted for his Chinese multinational client roster. Klaus Ewald Madsen is praised for his patent infringement litigation track record, Christian Vinding Thomsen is ‘recognised as a leading life sciences specialist in Denmark’ and Martin Dræbye Gantzhorn demonstrates an ‘in-depth knowledge of patent and regulatory law’, while Dan Bjerg Geary focuses on licensing and IP strategies.

Denmark > Media and entertainment

Bech-Bruun primarily advises its high-profile client roster on issues concerning the distribution of film and music via radio, TV, cinema and online streaming methods. It has extensive experience in commercial contracts and IP, acting for individual right holders, record companies, broadcasters and advertising agencies; the group also handles industry agreements, licensing matters, dispute resolution and transactional work. Leading the practice, Niels M. Andersen specialises in the enforcement of IP rights, including copyrights in musical works, games and motion pictures. Other names to note include antitrust expert Simon Evers Hjelmborg and Claus Barrett Christiansen.