Christian Aniukwu

Partner, Stren & Blan Partners

Christian Aniukwu serves as the Managing Partner at Stren & Blan Partners and leads the Intellectual Property (IP) Prosecutions and Corporate Services Practice Group. He also heads the Firm’s Technology, Entertainment, Media, and Sports Sectors. He is a distinguished figure in the legal sphere, earning recognition as a 2023 World Leader (Nigeria) by the World Intellectual Property Review (WIPR) within the Trademarks and Patents category. Furthermore, he has been acknowledged as a notable practitioner by the (Managing IP) IP Stars and the World Trademark Review (WTR) during the 2024 ranking cycle, as well as inclusion in the prestigious IAM 300. He was nominated for the award of the practitioner of the year 2024 by Managing IP and the team Christian leads in the Firm was nominated for the Firm of the Year award.

Christian’s expertise spans various domains, including corporate governance, Intellectual Property (IP), data protection, brand protection, anti-counterfeiting strategies, and business advisory services. His clientele comprises both international and local entities, whom he adeptly represents in intricate IP matters across Nigeria and West Africa. Christian is a certified data protection officer.

Actively engaged in legal communities, Christian is affiliated with numerous national and international groups and associations, including the Nigerian Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Association of Nigeria, International Trademark Association (INTA), NBA-SBL IP Committee, and the Anti-Counterfeiting Collaboration, among others.

Notably, Christian’s contributions extend beyond legal practice; he recently assumed a significant role as a member of the Anticounterfeiting Committee (2024 – 2025 term) of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and he is also the Chairman of the Practice Directions Law Drafting Committee of the Trade Marks Registry (Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment). He has been lauded globally, earning recognition as a Top IP Lawyer by the IPR Gorilla Magazine in India and receiving the prestigious Esq Nigerian Rising Star Award in the under-40 category.

Moreover, Christian is a prolific author, with several published articles in esteemed local and international journals, further solidifying his reputation as a thought leader in the legal arena.