Christian L. Bardenfleth is a partner in our IP Law team. He advises clients on Danish and European IP law and predominantly focuses on trademarks, design and counterfeit products.
Christian is an advisor to some of Denmark's leading companies, for instance A.P. Møller - Mærsk, and he has 20 years of experience in advising small and medium-sized companies on complex strategic matters regarding the establishment, protection and enforcement of IP rights in Denmark and abroad.
Thanks to his background from one of Europe's largest IP consultancy firms (Zacco), Christian has built up an extensive network and acquired international specialist knowledge in Europe, China, Japan and the US.
Christian has a right of audience in the Danish Supreme Court, and he is one of the most experienced litigators in Denmark when it comes to infringement of IP rights.
Christian L. Bardenfleth is listed as a leading individual with respect to Trademarks.
Christian L. Bardenfleth at Plesner is "an authority in the space" according to commentators, who highlight him as "a very experienced trademark litigator". (2018)
Christian L. Bardenfleth is recommended in Denmark for enforcement and litigation as well as prosecution and strategy of trademarks: "When it comes to filing, Christian Bardenfleth is as good as they come. EU-wide strategies mapped out by him are always watertight" (2018)
Christian L. Bardenfleth is listed as an IP Star. (2017+2018+2019)
Christian L. Bardenfleth is listed as an expert with respect to Trademarks. (2017)
Christian L. Bardenfleth is recommended in Denmark for enforcement and litigation as well as prosecution and strategy of trademarks: "High-flying litigator Christian L. Bardenfleth is also the driving force behind the recent uptick in prosecution instructions". (2017)
Christian L. Bardenfleth is listed as an expert with respect to Trademarks. (2016)
Christian L. Bardenfleth is recommended as regards Intellectual Property. (2015)
Though Plesner’s patent practice takes centre stage, sources are also quick to commend its proficiency in trademark affairs. Like its counterparts in the gold tier, it has made significant moves in the prosecution area lately.
The WTR 1000 newcomer “uses his commercial acumen to provide creative solutions for trademark challenges”. Unlike others who have made the agency-to-law firm switch, he maintains a strong litigation practice and is known to be “fearless” in difficult enforcement scenarios. (2015)