Intellectual property in Norway


IP and tech boutique ADVOKATFIRMAET GJESSINGREIMERS AS is hailed by clients for its ‘unique‘ knowledge of the full range of intellectual property matters, including copyrights, trade marks, and patents. With notable strength in the life sciences, energy, and consumer goods sectors, the team is routinely instructed by prominent international and domestic corporations. Felix Reimers oversees the group, handling contentious and non-contentious trade mark, patent and trade secret work. Seasoned litigator Ida Gjessing has a focus on patent and trade mark litigation and is currently acting as lead counsel for Welltec in the Welltec-Altus Intervention patent case, working alongside Yngve Øyehaug Opsvik. Amund Brede Svendsen has a notable focus on patent work for clients in the pharma and oil and gas services industries.

Responsables de la pratique:

Felix Reimers

Autres avocats clés:

Ida Gjessing; Amund Brede Svendsen; Yngve Øyehaug Opsvik

Les références

‘GjessingReimers works close with the client, have a good understanding of the pharma area and an unique knowledge of intellectual property matters.’

‘They have the knowledge to explain complicated legal matters and arguments in a way that the client can follow so that the cooperation works to the best of the task to be solved. Felix Reimers shows unique knowledge and experience within patents and intellectual property law.’

‘The people, their dedication, curiosity, and ability to quickly understand technical issues of a given matter of relevance for the legal assessment is outstanding. Also the constructive and focused approach towards working with clients.’

Principaux clients

Orkla ASA

Glamox AS

Aker Solutions AS

Welltec A/S

Zoetis LLC

Schneider Electric AS

NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS

Beckmann AS

Buypass AS

KORO – Art in Public Spaces

Principaux dossiers

  • Representing well intervention specialists Welltec in patent infringement and revocation proceedings against Altus Intervention AS, a supplier of well intervention services.
  • Successfully represented backpack manufacturer Beckmann in a design infringement case against Frii of Norway in the Oslo District Court.
  • Representing the German entertainment company Star Entertainment GmbH in a dispute with Warner Bros. concerning concerts dedicated to the Harry Potter music.

Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS

With notable strength in the pharma, aquaculture, and fisheries industries, Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS fields a ‘young and talented’ team that sits within the firm’s broader technology, media, and IP department. Vebjørn Krag Iversen oversees the group and has a substantial IP practice that covers patent litigation, trade secrets work, and product imitations. Working alongside Iversen, Andreas Bernt acts primarily for clients in the media and entertainment sectors. The team also includes the ‘extremely experienced’ Håkon Bleken and Håkon Austdal, who are key contacts for contentious matters, particularly in the pharma, food, and life sciences sectors.

Responsables de la pratique:

Vebjørn Krag Iversen

Autres avocats clés:

Håkon Austdal; Håkon Bleken; Andreas Bernt

Les références

‘Business-oriented advice. Fast and complete responses. Deep knowledge of the industry and of the IP-wide scenario.’

‘Håkon Bleken and Håkon Austdal are extremely experienced IP lawyers and IP litigators. By entrusting a matter to them, the client knows it is getting the best possible advice on the specific subject.’

‘A good and available team with a wide range of skills towards our film industry.’

Principaux clients







Insud Pharma

Medical Valley


Motion Blur

Principaux dossiers

  • Acted for Sandoz in two major patent disputes within the pharmaceuticals sector.
  • Representing STIM AS in one of the largest patent litigation matters conducted in Norway.
  • Acting for ViaPlay in principled copyright litigation regarding rights to Premier League broadcasts.

Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS

Noted for its strength in patent, trade mark, and copyright disputes, Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS also routinely advises clients on the IP aspects of transactions as well as regulatory matters. The team is overseen by Camilla Vislie, who focuses on contentious matters and is described by clients as ‘one of the most outstanding IP lawyers in Norway’. Eirik W Raanes is the key name for clients in the oil and gas, renewables, and entertainment industries, while ‘legal encyclopaediaMagnus Hauge Greaker also handles contentious mandates, representing clients in major patent litigation within the pharma, energy, and collective rights sectors. Julie Rasmussen Solli is praised for her ‘outstanding overview and understanding of the field‘.

Responsables de la pratique:

Camilla Vislie

Autres avocats clés:

Magnus Hauge Greaker; Eirik W Raanes; Julie Rasmussen Solli

Les références

‘The IP team in Thommessen is highly skilled and professional, giving practical advice. I like working with them.’

‘I have worked with Camilla Vislie who is a very good lawyer and strategic adviser.’

‘Camilla Vislie is leading the IP department and she is, from a professional perspective, one of the most outstanding IP lawyers in Norway. In addition, Camilla is a sympathetic person who is very pleasant to work with.’

Principaux clients

Bristol-Myers Squibb

BioMar AS



Equinor ASA

Vianode AS

Dagens Næringsliv AS

AutoStore AS

Intervet International BV (MSD Animal Health)

Philip Morris International/Philip Morris Norway AS

Helsenor AS


Samsung Electronics Nordic AB

NorgesGruppen ASA

Norwegian Recording Artists Association NORA

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

TBL Licensing LLC

Den Norske Apotekforeningen (The Norwegian Pharmacy Association)

Optime Subsea AS


Komplett Group ASA

Principaux dossiers

  • Counsel for Bristol-Myers Squibb in an appeal following patent litigation against Teva relating to a patent protecting Bristol-Myers Squibb’s ground-breaking drug Eliquis.
  • Representing Neuraxpharm and Laboratories Lesvi in patent infringement and validity litigation against Biogen relating to Biogen’s dosage patent concerning a treatment for MS.
  • Acted for TONO before the Supreme Court in a dispute against Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra regarding remuneration for the orchestra’s performance of works.


Wiersholm’s ‘best in town’ IP practice stands out for its broad expertise across the full spectrum of intellectual property matters, advising clients across a broad range of industries on copyright issues, patent litigation, trade mark matters, and trade secrets work. The ‘excellentHans Erik Johnsen has a broad practice with a notable emphasis on the broadcasting, media, and sports sectors. Rune Opdahl specialises in contentious and non-contentious copyright, trade mark, and patent matters, while seasoned IP litigator Anne Marie Sejersted has extensive experience acting for clients in the life sciences, offshore, and renewables industries; the trio jointly oversees the team. At associate level, Kristiane Aarvik and Dina Brask are also recommended.

Responsables de la pratique:

Hans Erik Johnsen; Rune Opdahl; Anne Marie Sejersted

Autres avocats clés:

Dina Brask; Kristiane Aarvik

Les références

‘The team delivers services of very high quality. They are proactive, solution-oriented, efficient, available and very conscious of quality. Their sector knowledge and experience within our sector is unique and makes them our preferred legal adviser. In total, we are very satisfied with Wiersholm’s IP team.’

‘The individuals we work with are always available and provide high quality legal advice within short deadlines. They are extremely service minded and professional.’

‘I worked mainly with Anne Marie Sejersted and Dina Brask. Both are very talented individuals who were very well prepared for the trials we faced. I felt the company was in very good hands, and we won our cases.’

Principaux clients

SkandiaEnergi Omsetning AS

NOBA Bank Group AB

Visma AS

Monster AS

Schibsted ASA

Altibox AS

Silva Green Fuel DA


Aller Media Group

Orkla ASA

Rimfrost AS

Norsk Postkodelotteri AS

Discovery Networks Norway AS

ByOslo Group

Anora AS

Nordisk Film

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals


Principaux dossiers

  • Representing Eltorque AS in an unfair marketing lawsuit against Brødrene Dahl AS.
  • Successfully defended Silva Green Fuel in patent litigation brought against the client by LTL; the court ruled that the client’s production method for biofuel would not infringe LTL’s patent.
  • Representing Bank Norwegian (a branch of NOBA Bank Group) in a substantial trade mark dispute against Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA.

Wikborg Rein

Lauded by clients as ‘one of Norway’s strongest‘, Wikborg Rein’s intellectual property offering spans all core areas of IP law, with notable emphasis on contentious matters, particularly patent litigation. Hanna Beyer Olaussen heads up the ‘stellar‘ team, which sits within the firm’s broader tech and digitalisation practice, led by Lars Erik Steinkjer. Olaussen advises start-ups and large multinational corporations on intellectual property rights related to emerging technology, while Steinkjer has particular experience handling complex patent disputes in the offshore, aquaculture, and pharma sectors. The core team also includes Gunnar Meyer, who is ‘one of Norway’s most experienced patent litigators‘, as well as the ‘highly competentNora Bratheim.

Responsables de la pratique:

Hanna Beyer Olaussen

Autres avocats clés:

Gunnar Meyer; Nora Bratheim; Lars Erik Steinkjer

Les références

‘Stellar team working to meet client’s objectives.’

‘Gunnar Meyer has for many years been a leading light in the Norwegian IP scene. He continues to be and his knowledge and expertise is well sought after. Nora Bratheim is a rising star.’

‘One of Norway’s strongest IP teams.’

Principaux clients

Archer Ltd.

Fornybar Norge

Hydro Havrand AS

Jerven AS


Norgesgruppen ASA

Ocean Sun AS

Quantafuel ASA

Stiftelsen Norsk Rikstoto

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Vygruppen AS

Amedia AS

Jotun AS

Nio Norway AS

Principaux dossiers

  • Represented Ocean Sun in patent enforcement litigation against a third party within the solar energy sector.
  • Representing Teva in multiple patent invalidity lawsuits against patentees.
  • Represented Nel ASA in a patent licence agreement litigation relating to hydrogen technology.


BAHR has a solid track record advising multinational pharma companies, as well as clients in the energy, media, and telecoms sectors, on patent litigation and major IP transactions. The ‘very skilledEirik Basmo Ellingsen was promoted to partner in 2023 and now heads up the team, while seasoned litigator Gunnar Sørlie has extensive experience handling high-profile patent disputes. Jacob A. Møller joined the team in March 2023; he leads the firm’s overall technology group and advises clients in the tech sector on various IP issues. Senior associate Anja Stensrud Elverum is another core name here. Are Stenvik left the firm in 2023 to become a Supreme Court justice.

Responsables de la pratique:

Eirik Basmo Ellingsen

Autres avocats clés:

Anja Stensrud Elverum; Gunnar Sørlie; Jacob A. Møller

Les références

‘Knowledgeable about IP law in Norway and EU. High availability. Able to understand commercial/strategic side of the customer and provide meaningful advice.’

‘Eirik Basmo Ellingsen is a very skilled lawyer with good understanding of his client’s needs and, of course, very knowledgeable in IP law. Always delivers on time.’

‘Anja Elverum is a up-and-coming star within intellectual property law in Norway. She has an impressive overview of both the law and the details of the case.’

Principaux clients

Amer Sports (Salomon S.A.S. and Atomic Austria GmbH)

Baker Hughes



Bristol-Myers Squibb



Ewos AS

Neurim Pharmaceuticals


Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

REMA 1000


Principaux dossiers

  • Represented Stiftelsen Oslo-Filharmonien, one of Norway’s largest orchestras, in a high-profile copyright case before the Supreme Court.
  • Representing Biogen in patent litigation before the Oslo District Court concerning the validity of the patent for Tecfidera.
  • Represented Bristol-Myers Squibb in complex patent litigation concerning the blockbuster drug Eliquis.

Kvale Advokatfirma DA

The ‘effective and thoroughMarie Vaale-Hallberg heads up Kvale Advokatfirma DA’s intellectual property offering, which attracts praise for its ‘unique‘ industry knowledge. The group has notable expertise in advising leading food and beverage companies on trade mark matters, counting leading Norwegian agricultural cooperatives Tine and Nortura among its clients. The team also has a presence in the tech industry, as well as the life sciences and offshore sectors. Ingvild Hanssen-Bauer takes point on contentious matters and has a strong track record in advising on patent litigation in the pharma space.

Responsables de la pratique:

Marie Vaale-Hallberg

Autres avocats clés:

Ingvild Hanssen-Bauer

Les références

‘The team is directed by Marie Vaale Hallberg, who is a leading expert with regard to food law.’

‘Marie Vaale-Hallberg: effective and thorough, gives high-quality advice and is an excellent communicator. Marie is an excellent adviser in much more than IPR, in particular with regard to general, commercial agreements within our industry. She also deserves to be recommended with regard to dispute resolution with regard to IPR in commercial matters.’

‘What makes Kvale’s IP team unique is the in-depth knowledge of the industry. In addition, Kvale’s team delivers fast and is very pleasant to work with.’

Principaux clients




Brødrene Ekornes Industri


Elkjøp/Dixons Carphone

Teqball Holding



Jaguar Land Rover







Universal Music




Car-Freshener Corporation


Kreativt Forum

Ridestore Holding

The Lovesac Company

M Vest Water


Principaux dossiers

  • Representing Viatris in revocation and infringement proceedings in relation to Biogen’s patent for a method of treating multiple sclerosis.
  • Acting as main legal advisers on all aspects of intellectual property for TINE.
  • Advising MVW on a global patenting strategy and on technology acquisitions, in and out-bound intellectual property licensing, R&D agreements, distribution arrangements and contentious matters.

Advokatfirmaet Schjødt

Recent work highlights for the intellectual property team at Advokatfirmaet Schjødt include successfully representing Rottefella AS and Madshus AS in a high-profile patent and trade mark infringement case. The ‘very dedicated and responsive‘ team is overseen by Thomas Hagen and also includes Halvor Manshaus, a seasoned litigator with significant expertise advising on patent disputes for clients in the media sector. Other key names include Knut Sverre Skurdal Andresen and Øyvind Eidissen, who focus on patent disputes and licence agreements, respectively.

Responsables de la pratique:

Thomas Hagen

Autres avocats clés:

Øyvind Eidissen; Halvor Manshaus; Knut Sverre Skurdal Andresen

Les références

‘Team offers deep industry expertise and tailored legal insights, with a good collaborative culture.’

‘Thomas Hagen consistently goes the extra mile to ensure client satisfaction with excellent communication throughout the process.’

‘Great breadth of talent.’

Principaux clients

Rottefella AS

Altus Intervention AS


Merck Sharp & Dohme

Aker Group

CoorsTek Membrane Sciences AS

NEC Oncoimmunity AS

Polaris Media ASA

Verdens Gang AS

Devico AS

Madshus AS


Subsea Smart Solutions AS and Subsea Solutions AS

Nordic Unmanned AS


Vard Group AS

Jacobs Douwe Egberts

Principaux dossiers

  • Successfully represented the Norwegian ski binding producer Rottefella AS and the Norwegian ski producer Madshus AS in a large court case against Amer (Atomic and Salomon) in Borgarting Court of Appeal concerning patent and trade mark infringement and invalidity claims.
  • Successfully represented Altus Intervention AS in a large court case against Welltec in Oslo District Court concerning patent infringement and invalidity claims.
  • Successfully represented one of the world’s most famous footballers in trade mark applications.

Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig

The ‘very reliable and committed‘ team at Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig regularly handles contentious and non-contentious copyright matters for clients in the culture and sports industries. Practice head Rune Ljostad has extensive experience in advising media, entertainment, and life sciences companies on copyright and trade mark issues, while Espen Tøndel, praised for his ‘unmatched knowledge and dedication‘, advises on IP strategy and commercialisation. At associate level, the ‘exceptionalNicholas Foss Barbantonis handles trade mark disputes and IP transactions, while the ‘brilliant’ Hedda Baumann Heier is recommended for her copyright expertise.

Responsables de la pratique:

Rune Ljostad

Autres avocats clés:

Nicholas Foss Barbantonis; Hedda Baumann Heier; Espen Tøndel

Les références

‘We have been very pleased with the team at Simonsen. They are always ready to assist, even when the deadlines are tight. The team is very reliable and committed.’

‘Rune Ljostad is a great litigator and has excellent knowledge of intellectual property matters.’

‘Hedda Baumann Heier is very dedicated and provides accurate and valuable advice. She has been actively involved in our copyright litigation.’

Principaux clients

Bank Norwegian AS

IOTA Foundation

Trannel International Ltd

Munch Museum

Kystgjerdet AS

Motion Picture Association (MPA)

Dehns Patent and Trademark

Scandza AS

Synnøve Finden AS

Skanska Norge AS

Sørlandschips AS

Chess world champion Magnus Carlsen

Paramount Pictures Corporation

Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE)

Principaux dossiers

  • Representing the German non-profit foundation IOTA Foundation in a court case concerning copyright ownership and usage rights to the technological platform necessary for the functioning of the IOTA cryptocurrency.
  • Representing Kystgjerdet AS in a trade mark infringement compensation claim from two competitors.
  • Representing in a trade mark dispute against Hong Kong company Horizon Limited, which has applied for the EU trade mark “LOOTIE”.

Arntzen de Besche

Tommy Dahlen oversees Arntzen de Besche’s intellectual property team, which continues to advise on the IP aspects of large transactions, particularly for start-ups and established clients in the tech industry. Dahlen takes point on non-contentious mandates and has particular expertise in advising on the preparation and implementation of protection strategies. He is ably assisted by the ‘constructive, pragmatic and responsiveChristopher Hestnes; both are based in Trondheim.

Responsables de la pratique:

Tommy Dahlen

Autres avocats clés:

Christopher Hestnes

Les références

‘Adeb treats us very professionally and they reply quickly. They do care about our company and always have some specialists in their team that are right for our processes.’

‘The crew we work with reacts fast and knows our processes, we can almost treat them as our internal crew.’

‘I have worked with Christopher Hestnes on a joint development agreement, and I have been pleased with the advice I have received. In particular, Christopher has been constructive, pragmatic and responsive during the negotiation process.’

Principaux clients

Nortura SA

Tellu IOT AS

Petroleum Geo-Services ASA




Alva Industries AS

Helse Midt-Norge RHF


Novelda AS

Frøy Kapital AS


Strise AS

Principaux dossiers

  • Assisted EG A/S with its acquisition of PatientSky SaaS Norway AS and PatientSky App AS.
  • Assisted Novelda AS with carrying out vendor due diligence reviews and assisted in relation to a contemplated equity raise.
  • Assisted Frøy Kapital AS with its acquisition of a majority stake in OceanTech Innovation.

Brækhus Advokatfirma DA

Julius Berg Kaasin attracts praise for his ‘excellent commercial understanding‘ and leads the growing intellectual property practice at Brækhus Advokatfirma DA. With significant in-house experience from the retail and technology industries, Kaasin is well-placed to advise on the full range of IP matters, with notable emphasis on trade secrets issues. The group handles all aspects of IP work, including copyright, industrial property rights, and patent litigation, collaborating closely with the firm’s technology department. At associate level, Karna Fog and Ingvild Aarskog are the key names to note.

Responsables de la pratique:

Julius Berg Kaasin

Autres avocats clés:

Karna Fog; Ingvild Aarskog

Les références

‘Highly competent, proactive and we were involved well along the way.’

‘Speedy and timely response.’

‘A commercial approach to trade mark practice.’

Principaux clients

Bbhugme AS


Flytoget AS

Galleri F15

G2 Ocean

Legentic AS

Nille AS

Princess-Gruppen AS

Skeidarliving Group AS

Start Medical AS

Stokke AS

Postnord AS

Principaux dossiers

  • Successfully defended Flytoget in a copyright infringement lawsuit against Tellmann Executive Advisors.
  • Advising shipping giant joint venture G2 Ocean on IP prosecutions and contentious matters, including the management of its IP portfolio.
  • Advised Stokke AS on IP and related law matters such as unfair competition and marketing law, as well as transactional IP and other commercial law matters.

Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS

Closely cooperating with the firm’s TMT practice, the intellectual property and marketing team at Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS acts for a diverse roster of clients across the media, television, and arts and culture sectors on both contentious and non-contentious matters. Practice head Lisa Digernes is dual-qualified in Norway and New York and has significant experience advising on cross-border IP matters, including strategies and protection work. Tom G Eilertsen focuses on intellectual property rights in the film industry, while Jan Morten Evertsen handles copyright work across a range of industries. For clients in the consumer goods industry, Rune Nordengen and Cathrine Grundvig are the key contacts to note. Bente Holmvang left the firm in 2023.

Responsables de la pratique:

Lisa Digernes

Autres avocats clés:

Tom G Eilertsen; Jan Morten Evertsen; Rune Nordengen; Cathrine Grundvig

Les références

‘Professional, quick service, good legal advice within the field of art and film, agreements regarding copyrights and fees, national and international competence.’

‘Strength in international IP law.’

‘Lisa Digernes is skilled and highly professional, and she is a kind person.’

Principaux clients





Blaane Film



Holocaust Center



Leave Spildefilm

Nobel Peace Center

Norn Studio


Qvisten Animation


UpNorth Film

Varier Furniture


Principaux dossiers

  • Successfully represented R21 Arkitekter in a lawsuit against Steil Arkitektur in terms of an architect’s design rights.
  • Assisting Qvisten Animation with IPR issues and preparing agreements for the client’s animation films and other products.
  • Assisting UpNorth Film with IPR issues for the production of several documentaries.

Advokatfirmaet CLP DA

Under the leadership of Stephan Brodschöll and the ‘very knowledgeable and pragmaticHanne Heltne, Advokatfirmaet CLP DA advises technology companies, software clients, and media houses on disputes, transactions, and portfolio restructurings. Brödscholl handles both contentious and non-contentious mandates for clients in the IT industry, while Heltne draws on in-house experience from both the energy and media industry to advise on movie rights, copyright licensing, and the IP aspects of transactions.

Responsables de la pratique:

Hanne Heltne; Stephan Brodschöll

Les références

‘Hanne Heltne is our lead for all IPR-related questions. Very knowledgeable and pragmatic, flexible and easy to work with.’

‘High quality legal support and analysis of law. Great availability and promptness in responding to inquiries.’

‘Hanne Helte is an excellent, skilled lawyer and very responsive and represented us well in negotiations with other parties, and we were proud to have her as our outside counsel.’

Principaux clients

Aftenposten AS


Schibsted ASA

Schibsted Norge AS

Resoptima AS

Nordic Nanovector ASA

AMCS Group

Promon AS

WindSim AS

Dyreidentitet AS

Sanity AS

Fusetools AS

Interwell P&A AS

Vivaldi Technology AS

Prophylaxia AS

E-smart AS

Otivio AS

Vitux AS

Agder Energi AS

Signicat AS

poLight AS

Podme AS

Orange Business Services AB

Ignite Procurement AS

Hafa Brand Group AB

Brim Explorer AS

Recover AS

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Nordic Nanovector ASA on restructuring its technology and IPR portfolio.
  • Advised Schibsted Norge AS on its sale of a group of media houses to Polaris Media ASA.
  • Successfully acted for Hafa Brand Group AB in opposition proceedings regarding a similar trade mark from a competitor.

CMS Kluge

Clients in the music industry regularly seek the counsel of CMS Kluge’s intellectual property team, described as the ‘best team in Norway when it comes to licensing of music and media rights’. Marte Thorsby, who has extensive in-house experience from the music industry, is the key name here. Practice head Thomas Rieber-Mohn focuses on copyright and trade marks, while Kyrre Tangen Andersen takes point on technology-related IP work.

Responsables de la pratique:

Thomas Rieber-Mohn

Autres avocats clés:

Kyrre Tangen Andersen; Henrik Høines; Steffen Asmundsson; Marte Thorsby; Morten Smedal Nadheim

Les références

‘Best team in Norway when it comes to licensing of music and media rights. Thorough industry knowledge combined with enthusiasm and great strategic and legal skills.’

‘Marte Thorsby has unique industry knowledge from the music industry. She knows all about both politics, licensing and the economic aspects of the industry. Morten Smedal Nadheim is a young and enthusiastic adviser. He is a great new member of the team.’

‘CMS Kluge is our go-to firm when we need expertise within the media and entertainment sector. Marte Thorsby is a highly appreciated adviser, with genuine knowledge after years as a leader within the music industry. Nobody knows the music industry in Norway like Thorsby.’

Principaux clients

IFPI Norway

Music Nest Norway

Elmera Group




Dataloy Systems

Stavanger Taxi

Advokatfirmaet Hjort

Monica Syrdal leads Advokatfirmaet Hjort’s intellectual property team, which routinely assists clients in the telecoms and media sectors, with a notable focus on copyright-related issues. Syrdal is the key contact for clients in the media industry, assisting with copyright, trade mark, and regulatory issues. Working alongside her is Rolf Chr. Trolle Andersen, a seasoned litigator with a solid track record in advising on contentious IP matters. At managing associate level, Øivind K. Foss attracts praise for his contentious trade mark and domain name expertise.

Responsables de la pratique:

Monica Syrdal

Autres avocats clés:

Rolf Chr. Trolle Andersen; Øivind K. Foss

Les références

‘Good communication. Fast and good follow-up. Professionally solid.’

‘Quick responses, honest advice and very efficient.’

‘Øivind Foss is very skilled in trade mark and domain name disputes and is very good at understanding his clients business and also cutting to the core of the problem. This means that he gives really valuable advice.’

Principaux clients


Telia AS

HBO Nordic AB


Harmonie Norge AS

Kabel Norge

Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd.

Barco NV

Fifty AS

Avinor AS

Dassault Systémes

IdHAIR Company A/S

Bokbasen AS

Ghost Fishing Solutions AS

Thermtech AS

VKR Holding A/S

BirdDog Australia Pty. Ltd.

Aero Club

TourCompass AS

Landsforbundet av Motorhistoriske Kjøretøyklubber

Tid & Kontroll AS

Ping4Help AS

Natt&Dag AS

Principaux dossiers

  • Representing Barco NV (Belgium) and Barco Fredrikstad AS (Norway) in a major international lawsuit filed – matter value upwards of NOK500m.
  • Represented in two domain name disputes against Danish competitor Online Comet ApS.
  • Successfully assisted IdHair with securing evidence against Frends under the Norwegian Dispute Act chapter 28.


Handling a high volume of contentious matters, SANDS advises international and domestic clients on trade mark and trade secrets disputes as well as non-contentious trade mark protection work. The ‘highly skilledKatrine Malmer-Høvik leads the team and has a broad practice that spans the full range of IP work. The group also includes John Steffen Gulbrandsen, who takes point on IP work in the publishing and media industry, as well as senior associate Henriette Wiker, who ably assists on contentious matters.

Responsables de la pratique:

Katrine Malmer-Høvik

Autres avocats clés:

John Steffen Gulbrandsen; Henriette Wiker

Les références

‘Sands has a high understanding of our industry (technology) and the phase our company is in (start-up/scale-up). They are available when we need them, and good at building teams with the right competence and experience.’

‘Katrine Malmer-Høvik is highly skilled and available for us whenever we need legal advice. Together with her team, she advises and explains difficult topics in a way that is easy for us to understand.’

‘The holistic views of the partners are exceptional.’

Principaux clients

Pest Control Office Ltd

Berlevåg Municipality


Hurtigruten AS

Gyldendal Norsk Forlag AS

Billedkunst Opphavsrett i Norge SA (BONO)

Motion Picture Licensing Company (MPLC)

Norsk Musikkforleggerforening

Innovation Norway

Principaux dossiers

  • Acting for Pest Control Ltd. and the artist Banksy in a trade mark case before the Norwegian Industrial Property Office (NIPO).

DLA Piper

DLA Piper routinely assists clients with trade mark protection, intellectual property management, and IP disputes. Lill Anita Grimstad now leads the team, having joined from an in-house position in 2022; Grimstad’s practice spans both contentious and non-contentious work, with particular emphasis on IP protection strategy development. Another new hire is Ketil Sellæg Ramberg, who handles IP matters for clients in the tech space. Petter Bjerke left the firm in 2023 and is now at SANDS.

Responsables de la pratique:

Lill Anita Grimstad

Autres avocats clés:

Ketil Sellæg Ramberg

Les références

‘Very helpful and responsive firm in the area of IP.’

‘The DLA Piper Oslo team is always service minded and curious.’

Principaux clients

Retriever Norge AS

Oslo Pictures


The Norwegian Seafood Council (Sjømatrådet)

Mondelez International


Qapital (The Factory-Fintech and Insuretech)


King Food

Publicis Group

Principaux dossiers

  • Represented King Food in a dispute against Vestre, a manufacturer of sustainable furniture, concerning alleged design and marketing infringement.
  • Advised The Norwegian Seafood Council on the design development of new principal trade marks for its activities; the filing and prosecution of trade mark applications in 50+ countries; the update of licence agreements in 50+ countries; the update of its homepage; digitalisation; and more.
  • Advising Mondelez on all aspects in relation to its intellectual property trade mark portfolio.

Advokatfirmaet Føyen AS

Leveraging the firm’s strength across the tech sector, Advokatfirmaet Føyen AS routinely advises major industry players on trade mark and copyright issues. Knut Glad leads the IP team, which sits within the firm’s broader ICT department and focuses on IP in the digital space. The group recently strengthened its copyright offering with the recruitment of Vebjørn Søndersrød from Ræder Bing in May 2023.

Responsables de la pratique:

Knut Glad

Autres avocats clés:

Vebjørn Søndersrød

Les références

‘We were attracted to Vebjørn Søndersrød’s broad knowledge of our sector, and specifically within intellectual property rights.’

Principaux clients

Google LLC

Google Norway AS

United Bakeries Norway AS

Nye Veier AS

Mnemonic AS

Sigdal Bakeri AS

Statens vegvesen (Norwegian Roads Administration)

Confirmit AS


The Norwegian National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design

The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet

The Norwegian Library Association

Bouvet Norge AS

Principaux dossiers

  • Assisting the United Bakeries group and its subsidiaries with the protection and exploitation of its IP assets, both in Norway and internationally.
  • Handling all IP work for Google LLC and Google Norway AS in Norway, including copyright and trade mark matters, along with the IP elements of commercial agreements.
  • Advising DIPS AS, which has contracts with three of Norway’s four regional health trusts on a large number of different matters, encompassing advice on existing contracts, cooperation and partnering agreements, new customer agreements, privacy issues and other issues.