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Wiersholm, Rune Opdahl, Oslo, NORWAY

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Rune Opdahl

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Telecommunication, Contract Law, Data Protection, Intellectual Property Law, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Technology


Partner Rune Opdahl works mainly with enterprises in the media, technology, e-commerce and pharmaceutical industries. He particularly advises clients on intellectual property law (such as copyright law, trademark law and patent law) data protection/privacy law, marketing law and contract law.


Partner at Wiersholm since 2015 Managing Associate, Wiersholm, 2012 Senior Associate, Wiersholm, 2009 Joined Wiersholm in 2006


Cand. jur., University of Oslo, 2005 Studies in Intellectual Property Law and IT Law at the University of Southampton, 2004


Intellectual property

Within: Leading individuals

Rune Opdahl - Wiersholm

Within: Intellectual property

Wiersholm handles the full spectrum of IP issues with notable expertise in the media, retail and technology industries. Key names in the group include broadcast, media and sport sector expert Hans Erik Johnsen, Rune Opdahl, who handles copyright, patent and trade mark issues; and litigator Magnus Hellesylt. Recent highlights include Opdahl acting for Telenor in the Norwegian Appeal Court in a copyright issue relating to access to IP addresses as evidence for copyright infringement, Opdahl and Hellesylt representing PetroMarker in a copyright infringement dispute against ORG Geophysical, and Johnsen defending Orkla in a case in which a competitor alleges that Orkla's marketing campaign breaches the prohibition against unlawful comparative advertisement. Visma, Monster and Schibsted Media are also clients.

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Rune Opdahl - Wiersholm

Within: TMT

Recent highlights for¬†Wiersholm's TMT group include acting for Telenor in a Supreme Court dispute relating to subscriber data and illegal file sharing, representing IBM in an IT contract dispute against the Norwegian Public Roads Administration, and advising MBL (the organisation for media enterprises) on issues relating to Norwegian media houses and their ad-tech and data privacy discussions with Google and the Norwegian Data Protection Authority. Key practitioners include¬†Hans Erik Johnsen,¬†Rune Opdahl, who specialises in IT, data protection, media and ecommerce work for clients in the media and technology sectors,¬†Kai Th√łgersen¬†and litigator¬†Magnus Hellesylt. IT and technology contract specialist and senior associate¬†Theresa Schumacher Walberg¬†is also a name to note.

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