Lasse Skaarup Christensen is head of our IP & Digital Business practice group. He assists large Danish and foreign companies with IP law, technology-driven or generally very complex or challenging cases.
Lasse has advised on IP law issues, distribution issues in many countries, market law, licences, large sets of rights and on IP strategies in many different industries.
Within the field of IP law, Lasse has assisted in devising and implementing some of the most complex and advanced rights structures seen in Denmark. He has assisted a number of the world's largest and most well-known companies and feels quite at home among the world's largest brands.
Often he takes over cases conducted before lower courts by colleagues and he is accountable for a very large percentage of the cases won at the higher courts.
Lasse systematically assists a very large share of the companies that operate retail chains in Denmark, either capital, franchising or voluntary, and his experience in that area is second to none.
Career and education
Gorrissen Federspiel 2002 -
Partner, Gorrissen Federspiel since 2002
Bøgh Andersen & Henriksen, Aarhus 1991-2001
The Danish Ministry of Justice 1991
Right of audience before the Danish Supreme Court 2012
Right of audience before the Danish High Court 1996
LL.M., New York University School of Law 1995
Admitted to the Danish Bar 1994
Master of Laws, Aarhus University 1991
Lasse Skaarup Christensen is ranked in Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Legal 500, WHO's WHO Legal, WIPR Leaders og i WTR1000.
Author of several articles on complex legal issues for Kluwer law blogs and The IPKat.
Author of the chapter "Denmark" in International Franchising, fourth edition 2016, Juris Publishing Inc., Huntington, New York
Author of the chapter "Denmark" in "Getting the deal through, Right of Publicity, 2014". Global Competition Review.
Co-author of a chapter in International Journal of Franchising Law Volume 11 - Issue 4 - 2013
Author of the chapter about Denmark in "International Franchising", 2.ed. Juris Puiblishing 2011
Co-author of article about "Franchising: Guidance or misrepresentation?" (Franchise: Vejledning eller vildledning?) in Advokaten 1/2010 p. 22-25
Author of the chapter "Expanding IP Strategies in a Globalized World" in "IP Client Strategies in the EU" Thomson Reuters 2009
Author of the chapter: "Denmark" i "Getting the deal through, Copyright" Global Competition Review 2006 and 2007.
Author of the chapter: "A contrast with trade mark law - the permitted use of geographical indications" in the book "Trade mark law at the limit". Slaughter & May, (Best Friends Book) 2006.
Author of articles on competition law, IP law and marketing law.
Memberships and Activities
International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPLI)
International Trademark Association (INTA)
American Bar Association (ABA)
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
Licensing Executive Society (LES)
IBA International Franchising Committee
The Editorial Board of European Copyright and Design Reports
Part-time lecturer of competition law, IP law and marketing law, University of Aarhus 1997 - 2021
Chairman of the board:
Søstrene Grenes Import A/S
Søstrene Grenes Handelskompagnie A/S
Rokkedahl Holding A/S