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TMT and IP
Specialist IP practice Arnason Faktor fields over 20 staff from legal and technical backgrounds, including five trade mark attorneys and four European patent attorneys. The firm advises a leading pharmaceuticals company on its patent drafting and prosecution needs. Practice head Gunnar Örn Harðarson and trade mark team head Ásdis Magúsdóttir are recommended. The firm has an alliance with LOGOS legal services.
Lex Law Offices’ ‘highly competitive’ practice has ‘broad competencies’ across the entire IP and IT space. It represented software company Advania in copyright matters, and advised the Ministry of Finance on structural changes to electronic certificates. Practice head Erla Árnadóttir is ‘a leading name’, Ragnheiður Ólafsdóttir is ‘very thorough and knowledgeable in IP matters’, and Heiðrún Lind Marteinsdóttir is ‘very responsive’.
LOGOS legal services’ ‘quality lawyers’ handle music, arts and software issues and have a long-established alliance with Arnason Faktor. The firm advised Verne Holdings on setting up a data centre to serve the international market. Hjördis Halldórsdóttir and Árni Vilhjálmsson are recommended, as is Ólafur Arinbjörn Sigurðsson for his international experience.
ADVEL Attorneys at Law provides IP and trade mark advice to clients including Frisk Software International, 3 Sagas Entertainment, N1, and TM Software. The firm also advised Sena – Entertainment on various IP issues relating to book publishing, distribution rights and concert promotions. Jón Ögmundsson is ‘a sound professional’ and ‘a strong, all-round lawyer’.
Juris Law Office has strong telecoms expertise, with the ‘highly regarded’ Andri Árnasson having advised Iceland Telecom for over 20 years. Other clients include Iceland National Broadcasting Service, and newspaper publisher Árvakur.
The ‘highly professional’ Tomas Jonsson at Reykjavik Law Firm has ‘good overall knowledge of IT law’, and acts for search engines, games companies and software companies. Dadi Ólafsson advises software developers GoPro, Hugvit and Libra. Sveinn Andri Sveinsson, who ‘does an excellent job’, successfully represented Domusnova in a patent dispute and the firm is preparing injunctions for various clients against download site Piratebay for copyright infringement.
Sigurjónsson & Thor ehf.’s ‘successful’ and ‘very competent’ practice focuses on patents, trade marks and designs. European patent attorneys Valborg Kjartansdóttir and Magnús Haukur Magnússon head the practice.
Fjeldsted, Blöndal & Fjeldsted’s Skúli Th Fjeldsted has a strong focus on trade mark matters including licensing, as well as expertise in designs and domain names.
IP boutique Patice operates across numerous sectors, including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, energy, and telecoms. Practice head Ólafur Ragnarsson is highly regarded.
Réttur – Adalsteinsson & Partners advises Icelandic Water Holdings on trade mark protection, acts for longstanding client The Writers’ Union of Iceland, and assists Icelandic artists with protecting IP rights internationally. The highly rated Sigriður Rut Júlíusdóttir acts for the government’s commission for authors’ rights, and is currently reviewing new legislation.