Julius Berg Kaasin

Lawyer | Associate Partner

Julius Berg Kaasin’s practice concentrates on intellectual property rights (IP) such as trademarks, copyright, patents and designs, as well as trade secrets, unfair competition and technology law. Julius advises clients on the establishment, maintenance, enforcement, and commercialisation of intellectual property rights. He also has experience within a broad range of industries, including retail, media, energy, technology, life sciences and pharmaceutical industries, also as an in-house legal counsel.

Julius is experienced in contract drafting and negotiations, the development of IP strategies, and M&As of technology companies. He is also an experienced litigator.

He is recommended within Intellectual Property by Chambers and Partners 2017 and ranked as “Up and Coming” in merchandising/retail law in the Norwegian financial newspaper’s (Finansavisen) annual lawyer survey for 2019 and 2020.

Julius is a Board Member of the Norwegian Association for the Protection of Industrial Property (NIR), Norwegian Anti-Counterfeiting Group (NACG), and Licensing Executives Society Scandinavia (LES Scandinavia). He is also a supervisor and examiner at master level (law) at both the University of Oslo and University of Bergen. Julius is an editor of the Norwegian IP blog “IP-trollet”, and is a frequent writer, speaker and lecturer in his areas of expertise.

Publications

  • Trade Secrets 2020 Guide for Norway, co-authored with Amund Brede Svendsen, April 2020, Chambers and Partners
  • Implications of the Unitary Patent System on Amount of Patent Applications and Validations in Norway, April 2016, Nordiskt Immateriellt Rättsskydd (NIR)
  • Piracy in Sweden: Remedies for an Unauthorized Upload of a Music Album on the Internet Prior to Official Release in Sweden, April 2015, Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property Volume 5-2 (2015), Edgar Elgar Publishing
  • Contributor and Member of the Editorial Board, iptrollet.no, 2016-

Experience

2021-
Associate Partner, Brækhus Advokatfirma
2017-
External Supervisor and Examiner, University of Oslo and University of Bergen
2020-2021
Senior Associate/Head of Trademarks, GjessingReimers
2016-2019
Legal Counsel,/Attorney-at-Law, Stokke
2018-2019
Associate, Zacco
2014-2016
Associate, Advokatfirmaet Selmer

Honorary

Board Member in the Norwegian Association for the Protection of Industrial Property (NIR)/AIPPI Norway

Board Member, Norwegian Anti-Counterfeiting Group, NACG

Board Member and Board Secretary, Licensing Executives Society Scandinavia (LES Scandinavia)

Member of the Norwegian Bar Association

Member of The Norwegian Copyright Association

Member of The International Trademarks Association (INTA)

Practice areas

Intellectual Property and Marketing law (Brækhus IP)
Technology and Digitalisation
Commercial Contracts

Education

2019 - Lawyers’ practising certificate
2014 - LL.M. IP, Queen Mary University of London
2014 - Masters of Law, University of Bergen