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Clement Salung Petersen

Clement Salung Petersen

Associate Professor

Current research

Primary research areas

  • Civil procedure law and ADR
  • Enforcement law, in particular enforcement of intellectual property rights

My research in procedural law concerns, in particular:

  • Preliminary injunctions
  • Collection and seizure of evidence
  • The role of non-legal experts in civil litigation
  • Jura novit curia
  • Court mediation of civil disputes
  • Nordic reforms of the administration of civil justice
  • EU law and national procedural law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), including arbitration and "notice-and-action" procedures
  • The Internet Domain Names Act, including the Danish Complaints Board for Internet Domain Names and "good domain name practice" (god domænenavnsskik)
  • Enforcement of intellectual property rights, including injunctions, collection of evidence, right to information, damages, penal sanctions and corrective enforcement measures as well as the EU Customs Regulation
  • The Unified Patent Court (UPC), including its institutional setup and procedural law
  • European Commission project JUST/2014/RCON/PR/CIVI/0082 - Study of national procedural laws and practices in terms of their impact on the free circulation on judgments and on the equivalence and effectiveness of the procedural protection of consumers under EU Consumer Law, led by Max Planck Institute Luxembourg, 2016 national reporter (Denmark)

I am member of the research Centre for Enterprise Liability ( and associated member of the research Centre for Information and Innovation Law (

I am currently principal supervisor for two PhD students:

  • Toms Krumins: The interaction between international commercial arbitration and court litigation: court involvement and parallel processes
  • Vadym Semenov: Enforcement of Standard Essential Patents in the Unified Patent Court

Other areas of interest

  • Intellectual property law, in particular trade mark law, law governing internet domain names and copyright law
  • Contracts, in particular publishing agreements, license agreements, R&D agreements etc.
  • Responsible conduct of research (see below)
  • Criminal procedure

Responsible conduct of research

I teach and advice researchers, including PhD students, on research ethics at the University of Copenhagen (faculties of law, social sciences and humanities) and as consultant and teacher for the Committee for Protection of Scholarly and Scientific Works (Udvalget til Beskyttelse af Videnskabeligt Arbejde, I am co-editor and co-author of

In 2014, professor Morten Rosenmeier and I were appointed as Named Persons to support good scientific practice at the University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Law.


Clement Salung Petersen teaches the following courses:

  • Civil procedure (LL.M. programme)
  • Good scientific practice (PhD programme at the Faculties of Law and Sociel Sciences)
  • Quality in legal scholarship (PhD programme at the Faculty of Law)

I have previously also taught property law and intellectual property (IP) law.

Clement Salung Petersen supervises master students within the following topics:

  • Civil procedure
  • Arbitration law
  • Enforcement law
  • Enforcement of intellectual property rights

Possible conflicts of interest

Please see my CV

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Immaterialrettigheder og foreløbige forbud

    Petersen, C. C. S. 2008 1. ed. København: Djøf Forlag. 517 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportPh.D. thesis

  2. Published

    Netværksoperatørernes rolle i bekæmpelsen af ophavsretskrænkelser på internettet

    Petersen, C. C. S. 2009 In : NIR : Nordiskt immateriellt rättsskydd. 1, p. 21-43 23 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  3. Published

    Injunctions against mere conduit of information protected by copyright

    Sandfeld Jakobsen, S. & Petersen, C. S. 2011 In : I I C - International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law. 2, p. 151-181 31 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  4. Published

    Treaties in Domestic Civil Litigation: Jura Novit Curia?

    Petersen, C. S. 2011 In : Nordic Journal of International Law. 80, 3, p. 369-402 34 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  5. Published

    Sø- og Handelsretten og de nye byretter - om henvisning af sager og brug af sagkyndige dommere

    Petersen, C. S. 2011 Sø- og Handelsretten 150 år. Lego Andersen, E., Feilberg, J., Laurdup, A. & Schovsbo, J. (eds.). København: Karnov Group, p. 59-93 35 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

  6. Published

    Intellectual property enforcement at the EU border: the challenge of private imports

    Petersen, C. S., Riis, T. & Schovsbo, J. H. 2012 In : Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice. 7, 10, p. 747-762

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  7. Published

    Procesretlige aspekter af genforhandlingsklausuler

    Petersen, C. S. 2013 In : Ugeskrift for Retsvaesen. 147, 4, p. 35-44 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  8. Published

    A Comparative Perspective on Recent Nordic Reforms of Civil Justice

    Petersen, C. S. 2014 The Future of Civil Litigation: Access to Courts and Court-Annexed Mediation in the Nordic Countries. Ervo, L. & Nylund, A. (eds.). Cham Heidelberg New York Dordrecht London: Springer, p. 9-29 21 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

  9. Published

    The Unified Patent Court (UPC) in Action: How Will the Design of the UPC Affect Patent Law?

    Petersen, C. S., Schovsbo, J. H. & Riis, T. 2015 Transitions in European Patent Law : Influences of the Unitary Patent Package. Ballardini, R. M., Norrgård, M. & Bruun, N. (eds.). New York / Alphen aan den Rijn: Kluwer Law International, p. 37-57 21 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

  10. Published

    The Unified Patent Court (UPC), Compulsory Licensing and Competition Law

    Petersen, C. S., Riis, T. & Schovsbo, J. H. 2014 In : N I R. 4, p. 324-339 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  11. Published

    Judicielle forbud/påbud og immaterialretsproces

    Møgelvang-Hansen, P., Petersen, C. S. & Riis, T. 2015 Karnov Group. 468 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

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