About Claus Barrett Christiansen

Education
Right of audience, The Danish Supreme Court 2006
LLM 2002
Admission to practice law 2001
Master of Laws 1998

Language
English

Claus Barrett Christiansen specialises in intellectual property, marketing and technology embracing legal issues concerning trademarks, designs, marketing, including price marketing and comparative advertising, copyrights, patents, e-commerce, domains, licence agreements, distribution and agency agreements and databases, IP in relation to transfer pricing and global IP strategy, international injunctions and seizure of evidence, IP oppositions, revocations, cancellations and filing strategies.

As a member of Bech-Bruun’s Chinese Desk, Claus has advised Danish corporations on Chinese IP and enforcement for more than 10 years and he has been teaching IP in China. Furthermore, he advises and represents Chinese corporations in IP matters in the Nordic region.

Claus is a seasoned litigator before the Danish and European courts. He has substantial lecturing experience within his fields of expertise, giving classes for more than a decade in International Trademarks Law, International Copyright Law, Marketing Law and Business Law at Aarhus University and Aarhus School of Business.

Personal ratings

Managing IP 2016
- IP star 2016

It also has a filling and prosecution practice headed up by Claus Barrett Christiansen, who is singled out for praise. According to one commentator, Christiansen possesses "all the virtues an IP litigator needs." "Claus is their best name for trade mark and copy right work," says another. "He's been top notch when I've litigated against him," one rival testifies.

Managing Intellectual Property

Managing IP 2017
- Trademark star 2017

The firm's trade mark prosecution practice has steadily grown over recent years under the leadership of soft IP litigator Claus Barrett Christiansen. According to one client, Christiansen delivers "excellent on-time work … with a great understanding of the client's needs". An opponent says Christiansen is "pleasant and extremely knowledgeable". 

Managing Intellectual Property/Trademarks

Chambers and partners

Chambers Europe Rating 2018
- Intellectual Property

Claus Barrett Christiansen was recently promoted to practice head of the IP team. He provides regular advice on trade mark, design and copyright law, with a focus on contentious matters. Sources agree that he is "an extremely knowledgeable, skilled and talented lawyer who has a practical understanding of the challenges in this field."

Chambers and Partners Europe, Intellectual Property

Chambers Global Rating 2018
- Intellectual Property

Claus Barrett Christiansen was recently promoted to practice head of the IP team. He provides regular advice on trade mark, design and copyright law, with a focus on contentious matters. Sources agree that he is "an extremely knowledgeable, skilled and talented lawyer who has a practical understanding of the challenges in this field."

Chambers and Partners Global, Intellectual Property

Client Choice - International Law Office

Client Choice of the year 2014, 2016 and 2018 - International Winner - Recognized for Excellence in Client Services
- IP & Technology

Claus Barrett Christiansen has been elected to be International Winner in Client Choice of the year – Recognized for Excellence in Client Services.

Source: International Law Office (ILO)

Bech-Bruun Recommended by Legal500

Legal500 Rating 2017
- Intellectual Property

Always within reach’, Bech-Bruun’s accessible team often represents clients in IP arbitration and litigation, as well as advising on compliance matters. Claus Barrett Christiansen successfully represented Rockwool in a design dispute with Papiruld before the Supreme Court.

Legal 500, Intellectual property

World Trademark Review Rating 2018
- IP & Technology

Claus Barrett Christiansen’s leadership of the IP group is robust and resolute, a reflection of his litigation skills. “He’s the breadwinner of the practice – a very skilled attorney who deserves the highest of recommendations.”

World Trademark Review, 2018

Engagements

  • Member, International Trademark Association (INTA
  • Member, British Literary and Copyright Association (BLACA)
  • Member, Licensing Executives Society Scandinavia (LES Scandinavia)
  • Member, Confederation of Danish Industry's Committee of E-business
  • Member, Confederation of Danish Industry Ambassadorial Corps for Optimization (ambassadørkorps for effektivisering)
  • Member, Danish Patent and Trademark Office, group of experts in trademarks
  • Member, EU Commission EU China IP Working Group
  • Member, Danish Chinese Business Forum
  • Member, the Danish Supreme Court Bar Association
  • Member, INTA (International Amicus Brief Committee)
  • Member, Maritime and Commercial High Court's user group
  • Member, Danish Society for Copyright
  • Member, Danish Association for the protection of Industrial Rights
  • Member, Association of European Trade Mark Owners (MARQUES)
  • Member, International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
  • Board member, Ejendomsaktieselskabet Vest
  • Board member, Kavi Invest A/S
  • Member, The Association of Danish Law Firms' IPR Committee
  • Board member, Margot and Thorvald Dreyers Foundation

Publications:

  • Community Design Regulation - A Commentary
    1. Edition, C.H.BECK, (1018 pages), 2015, Book
  • Community Trade Mark Regulation - A Commentary
    1. Edition, C.H.BECK, (1600 pages), 2015, Book
  • Commented Trademark Regulation
    C.H. Beck, 2015, Book
  • Commented Design Regulation
    C.H. Beck, 2015, Book
  • International Design Protection - A Global Handbook
    Globe Law and Business, (418 pages), 2012, Book
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