Julius Berg Kaasin is known for his expertise in intellectual property (IP), dispute resolution and retail. He heads Brækhus' IP team and assists businesses with establishment, enforcement, and commercialization of all IP rights. In addition to retail, Julius primarily works within technology, energy, and pharmaceutical industries. As a former in-house lawyer, Julius is dedicated to finding good commercial solutions. He has also litigated several major IP cases in court, and has an extensive international network.

Under Julius' leadership, Brækhus was awarded Norwegian Trademark Law Firm of the Year at the Managing IP Awards in 2023. Julius has also been recognized by Legal 500, Chambers, Managing IP, IAM Patent, and World Trademark Review. In Norwegian financial magazine Kapital's annual lawyer survey, Julius has won the up & coming category for retail law for the past two years. In 2023, he was also ranked second for intellectual property law.

Julius is passionate about IP and serves as a board member of several key IP associations such as NIR/AIPPI Norway, LES Scandinavia, and NACG. He is an active writer, examiner, and supervisor, as well as a sought-after speaker.

'Julius … has a competent, thorough, and trustworthy presence in every aspect of the support. His competence and insight truly helped us understand the situation – Legal 500, 2023

'The hard-hitting litigator is widely sought after for his commercial mindset when it comes to IP strategies and transactional needs – IAM Patent 1000, 2023

'Julius … has a well-rounded practice encompassing patents, trademarks, and copyrights, as well as deep knowledge of trade secrets and technology rights – IAM Patent 1000, 2022

2021 Associate Partner, Brækhus Advokatfirma
2020 - 2021 Senior Lawyer/Head of Trademarks, GjessingReimers
2018 - 2019 Associate, Zacco
2017 External supervisor and examiner, University of Oslo and University of Bergen
2016 - 2019 Legal Counsel/Attorney-at-Law, Stokke
2014 - 2016 Associate, Advokatfirmaet Selmer
  • Board Member and Board Secretary at Norwegian Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (NIR)/AIPPI Norway
  • Board Member, Norwegian Anti-Counterfeiting Group, NACG
  • Board Member and Board Secretary, Licensing Executives Society Scandinavia (LES Scandinavia)
  • Editor and member of editorial team, Norwegian IP blog IPtrollet.no
2019 Lawyers' practising certificate
2014 LL.M. (Master of Laws), IP, Queen Mary University of London
2014 Master of Laws, University of Bergen
2023 Author of templates and guides for Intellectual Property, Juridika, Universitetsforlaget
2021 World Trademark Review
2020 Co-Author, Trade Secrets 2020 Guide for Norway, Chambers and Partners
2016 Implications of the Unitary Patent System on Amount of Patent Applications and Validations in Norway, published by Nordiskt Immateriellt Rättsskydd (NIR)
2015 Piracy in Sweden: Remedies for an Unauthorized Upload of a Music Album on the Internet Prior to Official Release in Sweden, Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property Volume 5-2 (2015), Edgar Elgar Publishing
2023
Practitioner of the Year (winner)/Trademark Firm of the Year (shortlisted, Norway) 2023
Recommended Individual (2023) Intellectual Property Legal 500 2023
"Recommended individual" (Transactions) and "Recommended Expert" (IP) Transactions (IP related) IAM Patent 1000 2023
Enforcement and Litigation ("Bronze") and "Recommended Expert" (Prosecution and Strategy) Enforcement and Litigation WTR 1000 (World Trademark Review) 2023
Up & Coming, winner 2022 and 2023, top 5 2020 (#5) and 2021 (#3) Merchandising/retail law Finansavisen/Kapital (Annual Lawyer Survey) 2023

Winner of "Up & Coming" category in "Retail Law" for the years 2022 and 2023 in the Norwegian Financial Daily Finansavisen's/Kapital's Annual Lawyer Survey. Top 5 in the years 2020 and 2021.

Up & Coming, top 5 2021-2023 Intellectual Property Finansavisen/Kapital (Annual Lawyer Survey) 2023

Top 5 in the "Up & Coming" category in "Intellectual Property Law" for the years 2022 (#4) and 2023 (#2) in the Norwegian Financial Daily Finansavisen's/Kapital's Annual Lawyer Survey.

Recommended Intellectual Property Chambers and Partners 2017