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Amund Brede Svendsen

Advokatfirmaet Grette AS

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Intellectual Property


Amund Brede Svendsen is engaged in advisory services, contract negotiations and dispute resolution. He has extensive litigation experience, especially in patenting and other IP law matters, is admitted to the Supreme Court and heads Grette’s contentious practice group.


Research assistant Private Law, University of Bergen, 1980-81; Associate Smith, Grette, Eide, Midelfart & Vik 1981-86; Partner 1986-2001; partner Grette 2001. Appointments: Norwegian Bar Association’s permanent committee for IP and unfair competition law 2001-09. Judicial mediator (for IP disputes) for the Borgarting Court of Appeal and 11 related district courts. Publications: Consigli per chi esporta in Norvegia (”Advice for those exporting to Norway”) published by The Italian Trade Commission, 1988, (co-author); The Norway Chapter in International Intellectual Property Litigation, Sweet & Maxwell Ltd., 1997 – date; The Norway Chapter in World Intellectual Property Rights and Remedies, Oxford University Press, Inc., 1998 - date; The Norway Chapter in Patent Claim Interpretation - Global Edition, Edward Manzo Editor-in-Chief, Thomson West 2009-13.


The Scandinavian languages, English, Italian, German and French.


Norwegian Bar Association; Norwegian Association for the Protection of Industrial Property (President, 2004 -); Norwegian Group of AIPPI (President, 2004 -); The European Patent Lawyers Association.


Admitted to the Supreme Court of Norway, 2009.


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Advokatfirmaet Grette DA’s practice handles litigation for clients in the construction, IP, employment, and oil and gas sectors; examples include Olav Thon Gruppen, Bravida Norge and National Oilwell Varco. Practice head Amund Brede Svendsen is recognised for his IP expertise and Christopher Hansteen focuses on employment issues.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

With ‘an incredibly skilled team of exceptional practitioners’, Advokatfirmaet Grette DA’s practice includes department head Sigrid Toft Fløystad; Felix Reimers, who focuses on trade mark issues; patent specialist Amund Brede Svendsen; the ‘very professionalIda Gjessing; and copyright and TMT expert Øystein Flagstad. The group represented GlaxoSmithKline in a trade mark validity issue relating to a purple inhaler, and acted for Orkla Confectionery & Snacks in a trade mark case against Maarud surrounding the Potetgull registered trade mark. Bayer Norway, Pharmaq and Tine are also clients.

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Advokatfirmaet Grette AS

  • Proposed ban on personal import of medicinal products ordered via Internet

    The Ministry of Health and Care has recently issued a hearing letter proposing stringent restrictions on import of medicinal products for personal use. Among the actions proposed, is a general ban on the import of prescription drugs, and access for Customs to seize and destroy falsified or illegal medicinal products.
    - Advokatfirmaet Grette DA

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