Christian Aniukwu

Christian Aniukwu

Christian Aniukwu

Christian is the Firm’s Managing Partner and head of the Intellectual Property (IP) Prosecutions and Commercial Services Practice Groups. He is a graduate of law from the University of Nigeria, the Nigerian Law School Abuja and holds a Master’s Degree in IP and Technology Law from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. 

Christian is a recognized 2022 World Leader (Nigeria) in the World Intellectual Property Review (WIPR) under the Trade Marks and Patents category. He specialises in IP portfolio management, brand protection and anti-counterfeiting actions, he represents an array of international and local Clients regarding their IP matters in Nigeria.

Christian is a member of several national and international groups and associations including the Nigerian Bar Association, American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Association of Nigeria, International Trademarks Association (INTA), NBA-SBL IP Committee, and Anti-Counterfeiting Collaboration, among others.

Christian was in September 2021 appointed a member of the Geographical Indications Committee of the International Trademarks Association (INTA). He was in October 2022 named a Top IP Lawyer by the IPR Gorilla Magazine, India, and was also awarded the Esq Nigerian Rising Star Award (40 professionals under 40 years category).

Christian is also a published author with several articles in local and international journals in his name.

Educational Background

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign LLM
  • Nigerian Law School BL
  • University of Nigeria LLB

Professional Background

  • Managing Partner, Stren & Blan Partners (formerly Bridgeforte Attorneys)
  • Counsel, Aluko & Oyebode