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Claus Barrett Christiansen

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Claus Barrett Christiansen er specialist i immaterialret og markedsføringsret

Med speciale i immaterialret, markedsføringsret, licenser, brand protection og IP-strategi og mere end 20 års erfaring dækker Claus Barrett Christiansens rådgivning over alle juridiske aspekter på området. Claus har ført et stort antal sager for Sø- og Handelsretten, Landsretten, Højesteret og EU-Domstolen, og han rådgiver både mindre iværksættervirksomheder og multinationale koncerner om bl.a. stiftelse og beskyttelse af varemærkerettigheder, domænenavne og design.

I 2011 var Claus med til at etablere Bech-Bruuns Chinese Desk, og han har lige siden hjulpet danske virksomheder med at etablere sig på det kinesiske marked og rådgivet i kinesisk immaterialret, håndhævelse, licenser og E-handel. Samtidig rådgiver han kinesiske virksomheder om immaterialret i Norden.

Claus er en eftertragtet underviser inden for sit speciale, og han har i mere end 15 år undervist som ekstern lektor på Aarhus Universitet og Aarhus School of Business. Derudover sidder Claus i Danske Advokaters IP-udvalg, Patent- og Varemærkestyrelsens Ekspertgruppe for varemærker, Marques China Team og INTA Amicus Brief Committee.

 

Teamet

Trademarks og Design

  • Trademarks og Design
  • Intellectual Property
  • Markedsføring og reklame
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Hverv og medlemskaber

  • Bestyrelsesformand, AetA Foundation Fund
  • Bestyrelsesformand, Margot og Thorvald Dreyers Fond
  • Bestyrelsesmedlem, Ejendomsaktieselskabet Vest
  • Bestyrelsesmedlem, Kavi Invest A/S
  • Bestyrelsesmedlem, United Law A/S
  • Formand, Danske Advokaters IPR-Udvalg
  • Medlem, Association of European Trade Mark Owners (MARQUES)
  • Medlem, British Literary and Copyright Association (BLACA)
  • Medlem, Danish Chinese Business Forum
  • Medlem, Dansk Forening for Industriel Retsbeskyttelse
  • Medlem, Dansk Selskab for Ophavsret
  • Medlem, DI ambassadørkorps for effektivisering
  • Medlem, DI´s E-handels udvalg
  • Medlem, EU Commission EU China IP Working Group
  • Medlem, Højesteretsskranken
  • Medlem, INTA (International Amicus Brief Committee)
  • Medlem, International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
  • Medlem, International Trademark Association (INTA), Internet/lgTLD udvalg
  • Medlem, Licensing Executives Society Scandinavia (LES Scandinavia)
  • Medlem, New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)
  • Medlem, Patent- og Varemærkestyrelsens ekspertgruppe for varemærker
  • Medlem, Sø- og Handelsrettens brugergruppe

Publikationer

  • Industrial Design Rights, Kluwer Law International B.V., 2020. Bog
  • Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in the EU Member States, Intersentia Publishers, 2019. Bog
  • Community Trade Mark Regulation , C.H. Beck, 2018. 1700 sider. Bog
  • Commented Design Regulation, C.H. Beck, 2015. Bog
  • Commented Trademark Regulation, C.H. Beck, 2015. Bog
  • Community Design Regulation, C.H. Beck, 2015. 1018 sider. Bog
  • Sanktioner og håndhævelse, Gads forlag, 2015. 608 sider. Bog
  • International Design Protection, Globe Law and Business, 2012. 418 sider. Bog

Uddannelse og sprog

  • Møderet, Højesteret
  • LLM
  • Advokat
  • Cand.jur.
  • Engelsk

Ratings

Claus Barrett Christiansen has been elected as Trade mark star 2020/21 by IP Stars.

IP Stars, 2021

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. Other names to note include (...) Claus Barrett Christiansen.

Legal 500, Media and Entertainment

"One of the best IP groups in the country, Bech-Bruun provides a top service at favourable rates.” The ensemble caters to a long list of industry leaders, which benefit from a comprehensive offering and a dedicated Chinese desk; it has also been consolidating its position in the United States, where its New York branch has entered into its third year of operations. It has lately been chalking up the victories in contentious settings, including a High Court win for Scandinavia’s largest privately owned supermarket chain, Salling Group. The architect behind this was Claus Barrett Christiansen, who has a knack for turning cases around. In the words of one patron, “Claus is not only extremely skilled, proactive and trustworthy, but a lovely person too. He is a truly valued business partner who always has an answer to our problems."

World Trademark Review, 2021

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 (...); Christiansen is an experienced design and trade mark litigator noted for his Chinese multinational client roster.

"They are an enthusiastic and knowledgeable team led by Claus Barrett Christiansen, who is a fantastic IP lawyer and a genuinely nice person."

Claus Barrett Christiansen has been listed as a Leading individual by Legal 500.

Legal 500, Intellectual property

Client Choice - International Law Office

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)

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A trusted partner for all trademark matters, Bech-Bruun gives state-of-the-art advice and considers each client’s overall strategic aims.” The firm stands at the forefront of innovation and has been laser-focused on building a new practice dedicated to AI. Of late, the tech-savvy group has been raking in wins before the local courts, most notably on behalf of Schneider Corporation, a global electronics company. Spearheading these efforts is “superstar litigator” Claus Barrett Christiansen, the department lead receives vociferous praise from all corners of the market. “He is certainly number one in Denmark. Very few have the knowledge, experience and cultural understanding that Claus has. He is a bright, pleasant and principled individual who communicates effectively and readily makes himself available even when fighting the most interesting of cases.

World Trademark Review, 2020