Julius Berg Kaasin is known for his expertise in intellectual property (IP), dispute resolution and retail. He heads Brækhus' IP practice 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 is also recognized by Legal 500, Chambers, Managing IP, IAM Patent, and World Trademark Review. In Norwegian financial magazine Kapital's annual lawyer survey, Julius was ranked top 10 Norwegian lawyers for IP (10th place)) and retail (7th place).

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 also an active writer, examiner, and supervisor, as well as a sought-after speaker.

"Julius Berg Kaasin is proactive and efficient in both his communication and in the way he follows up on various enquiries. His ability to give a precise, yet effective case presentation with outlined alternatives and clear recommendations based on the dialogue makes him an appreciated member of the Brækhus team" – Legal 500, 2024

"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

"He is approachable, friendly and has a brilliant grasp of the matter at hand. Highly reliable and effective, we will undoubtedly use his services in the future and will continue to recommend him to others" – WTR 1000, 2024

Copyright Litigation

Successfully represented Flytoget AS (the Oslo airport express train) in a highly continuous copyright dispute towards a former customer (consultancy firm) regarding use of IT-specifications.

Flytoget AS | The Railway sector

Patent Litigation

Represented Norwegian biotech company in patent litigation validity proceedings before the Borgarting Appeal Court.

Biotech company | Biotechnology

Strategic IP advisory

Assisted several Norwegian and international companies in most industries with strategic advice on establishing, enforcing, and commercializing IP and related rights. The work also involves managing and coordinating a network of lawyers in different countries.

Norwegian and international companies | Retail, technology, life sciences, energy and more

Trademark and Unfair Competition Litigation

Represented one of the world's largest energy drink producers in a lawsuit concerning trademark infringement and violations under unfair competition law.

Energy drink producer |

Trademark Litigation

Represented a global, leading manufacturer of action sports equipment (skateboard/snowboard) in a lawsuit against the Norwegian State regarding the validity of trademarks.

Manufacturer of action sports equipment | Sports Equipment/Retail
2021 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
Ranked top 10 Norwegian lawyers in IP (10th place) and Retail Law (7th Place) in the annual Norwegian Lawyer Survey 2023 2024
Ranked (Bronze) in "Enforcement and Litigation", recommended for "Prosecution and Strategy" and "Transactions" 2024
Practitioner of the Year (winner)/Trademark Firm of the Year (shortlisted, Norway) 2024
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