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Advokatfirmaet Schjødt AS

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Ålesund, Bergen, Oslo, Stavanger

Halvor Manshaus

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Advokatfirmaet Schjødt AS

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Leader of our firms IP/Infocom group, and Knowledge Manager. Practice within litigation and Intellectual Property (IP) (hereunder Copyright, Patent, and Trademark), Media, Offshore, Technology/IT, Datalaw.


Positions: University of Oslo, Faculty of Law: External teaching supervisor for students writing dissertations, external examinator Advokatfirmaet Schjødt, 1997- University of Oslo 1996-1997 - Research Assistant Publications: "Pengespill på Internett - en oversikt "Jussens Venner Nr. 3/1998 (legal journal) "Private pengespill på Internett". Complex, Nr. 4/1997 (book) "Det internasjonale aspektet ved DVD-saken" Advokatbladet januar 2003 (legal journal) "Renessansen som unnfanget Corpus Iuris Civilis" Bokserien Complex, Nr. 1/2005 book) "Advokaters ytringsrett og - plikt" Advokatbladet nr 4/2005 (legal journal) "Vern til besvær" Kronikk i Dagens Næringsliv 1.mars 2005 (newspaper) "Pengespill på Internett" Kronikk i Dagens Næringsliv 21.april 2005 (newspaper) "Redaktøransvar på Internett" Tidsskrift for Forretningsjuss (TfF) 2/2005 (legal journal) Manshaus also publishes material regularly on the website JusNytt - Lectures/seminars: JUS - Patent and Trademark seminar "Software patents - effective remedies" november 2007 Norwegian Editors yearly conference "Net-publication and liability", oktober 2007 JUS - Media Law seminar "Medias use of copyrighted material", oktober 2006 UiO, Faculty of Law "Codification of law", Februar 2006 JUS Lecture on "Intermediary communication and liability on the Internet", fall 2005 Norwegian Editors yearly conference, "Editorial liability on the Internet", fall 2005 MIC (Music Information Center)-lecture during the Bergen festspill cultural festival spring2004 Norwegian Research Centre for Computers and Law, "IP and circumvention of protective measures", spring 2004.


Norwegian English Scandinavian languages.


Opphavsrettsforeningen (Copyright Association) DNA (Norwegian Bar Association).


Cand. Philol. (Post grad., Major/Hovedfag) University of Oslo 2003 -Intellectual History/Law Modern Rhetoric, Institute for Linguistics, University of Oslo 2003 Interfacultary Cand. Mag (Bachelor of Arts), University of Oslo 1999 Candidate in Jurisprudence, University of Oslo 1997 Special dissertation "Gambling and Lotteries on Internet" 1997.


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Recent highlights for the ‘strong and highly experienced’ team at Advokatfirmaet Schjødt AS include defending the former CEO of a telecoms company against corruption charges, representing Olympic Holdings in litigation relating to share valuations, and advising WorldVentures on the banning of its activities in Norway following allegations that it is running a pyramid scheme. ‘Brilliant litigator’ Sigurd Holter Torp heads the group, which also includes Vidar Riksfjord, who has ‘impressive, strategic litigation skills’; Nils Christian Langtvedt and the ‘uniquely talentedHalvor Manshaus are also recommended.

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Intellectual property

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Halvor Manshaus - Schjødt AS, Advokatfirmaet

Within: Intellectual property

IP litigation is the cornerstone of Advokatfirmaet Schjødt AS’ ‘outstanding’ practice; recent work includes defending AutoStore Technology in a patent dispute brought by Ocado, and representing Rottefella in a matter involving patent rights, fair market violations and design infringements. The ‘extremely impressive and uniqueHalvor Manshaus heads the department, and Sigurd Holter Torp is the name to note for patent litigation.

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Within: TMT

Highlights for Advokatfirmaet Schjødt AS’ ‘dedicated’ practice included advising AMC Entertainment on its acquisition of Nordic Cinema Group’s cinema businesses in Norway, Sweden, Finland and the Baltics; acting for HgCapital on its purchase of shares in Visma, and assisting SpaceX with the launch of its satellite system. Kaare Risung leads the digital innovation and TMT team, while Halvor Manshaus is head of the IP and media group.

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Legal Developments by:
Advokatfirmaet Schjødt AS

  • Norwegian Competition authority prohibits consumer health merger

    The proposed acquisition of the Sunkost chain of consumer health products by Validus ASA, the major wholesaler of consumer health products on the Norwegian market, was prohibited by the NCA on 29 JUne. The parties to the merger have a last chance of appeal to the Ministry of Government Administration and Reform. This will delay the final outcome with another 60 working days, in a case that commenced by a simplified notification on September 24th 2008.
    - Schjødt

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