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At IP boutique ADVOKATFIRMAET GJESSINGREIMERS AS, the team has an excellent reputation for assisting prominent domestic and international companies with the full spectrum of non-contentious and contentious intellectual property matters. Multi-jurisdictional patent and trade mark litigation is a core pillar of strength for the department; Yngve Øyehaug Opsvik is well versed in handling the former. Practice head Felix Reimers is ‘an excellent practitioner‘ who stands out for his litigation expertise, and is equally adept at advising on patents, designs, trade marks, marketing work and trade secrets issues. Amund Brede Svendsen is a key name for contentious mandates pertaining to patent issues, with a core focus on the pharmaceuticals, oil and gas and biosimilar industries. Ida Gjessing is also highly regarded in the field.

Practice head(s):

Felix Reimers

Other key lawyers:

Amund Brede Svendsen; Ida Gjessing; Yngve Øyehaug Opsvik


‘Top customer-centric firm which really knows IP. A great pleasure to work with. Great experience and commercial understanding. Thorough understanding of applicable rules. Always accessible and seeking to find viable solutions.’

‘Sharp, attentive and easy to work with.’

‘Felix Reimers is always available, commercial oriented and so nice to work with. Hardworking and understands the client’s needs. Able to find solutions in difficult situations.’

‘Felix Reimers is an excellent practitioner and the best lawyer in Norway to have on your side in the court room.’

Key clients

Orkla ASA

Glamox AS

Google LLC

Aker Solutions AS

Welltec A/S

NHS, Inc.

Zoetis LLC

NGI – Norwegian Geotechnical Institute

NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS

Buypass AS

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented subsea services supplier Aker Solutions in a patent revocation and infringement case against Neodrill.
  • Acting for Welltec in patent infringement and revocation proceedings against Altus Intervention AS.

Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS

Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS‘ practice is well known for handling large, cross-border IP litigation for clients in the aquaculture, pharmaceuticals, life sciences and media sectors. Marketing law, patents, copyright work, trade secret matters and unfair competition issues are also key pillars of strength for the team, which is led by IP specialist Vebjørn Krag Iversen. Other key practitioners are Andreas Bernt, who has expertise in advising on IP issues relating to telecoms, digitalisation and media matters; Håkon Bleken, who has extensive experience in patent litigation; ‘diligent‘ senior associate Håkon Austdal; and associate Emilie Holtermann, who advises on the IP aspects of contractual matters.

Practice head(s):

Vebjørn Krag Iversen

Other key lawyers:

Andreas Bernt; Håkon Austdal; Håkon Bleken; Emilie Holtermann


‘Great knowledge of the film and TV industry on a national level and great knowledge of intellectual properties and contracts.’

‘Great at assisting with strategic analysis and problem solving during intensive film productions.’

‘I would like to recommend Håkon Austdal, he has the useful combination of both being a lawyer and also having a bachelors degree in pharmacy. This makes him an excellent choice for IP and regulatory matters relating to the pharmaceutical sector. Håkon is diligent and loyal, and one that I think highly of.’

Key clients









Broadnet / Global Connect


Work highlights

  • Acting for STIM AS in long-running patent disputes against multinational feed companies.
  • Successfully defended restaurant company Madriku against real estate and hotel owner Olav Thon before the Supreme Court in a trade mark and unfair competition dispute.
  • Successfully represented pharmaceuticals company Orifarm in cross-border patent litigation against Neurim.

Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS

Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS garners praise for its ‘cutting-edge expertise in IP‘, and the ‘solution-oriented‘ team is ‘extremely service-minded and very pleasant to work with‘. Practice head Camilla Vislie is ‘simply outstanding in her field‘ and is very well known for her expertise in IP litigation; she recently represented Lilleborg in a trade mark and unfair competition dispute against Unilever, which was heard before the Supreme Court. Magnus Hauge Greakerhas vast knowledge of patent law and really goes the extra mile. His knowledge of law and technology is outstanding and he is a great communicator‘. Eirik W Raanesis an outstanding litigator‘ and associate Andreas Stabell assists with copyright issues, trade secrets, patents, design matters and marketing law work. Charlotte Høgnes has left the firm for an in-house role.

Practice head(s):

Camilla Vislie

Other key lawyers:

Eirik W Raanes; Magnus Hauge Greaker; Andreas Stabell


‘Excellent litigators.’

‘Eirik Raanes has a wealth of experience and will not stop until he knows every detail of the case. He is exceptionally good at identifying the issues at hand so as to simplify and make them comprehensible.’

‘Down to earth personalities with good communication skills.’

‘Good understanding of IP infringement.’

‘Very skilled lawyers, always available and high quality on delivery.’

‘The lawyers I work with are very service-minded, cooperative and have a problem solving approach.’

‘Magnus Greaker is top notch.’

‘Versatile. High professional integrity. Excellent knowledge and experience.’

Key clients

Lilleborg AS (an Orkla ASA company)


Zimmer Biomet Norway AS

Equinor ASA

BioMar AS

Dagens Næringsliv AS


Intervet International BV

Arbaflame AS

University of Bergen Technology Transfer (VIS)

Welltec A/S

Rolex (Gros & Waltenspühl)

Samsung Electronics Nordic AB

Norgesgruppen ASA

IFPI Norway

GW Pharma AS

Defa AS

Noroff AS

Kellogg AB

Defa AS

Ecomerden AS

Domaine Montrose SARL



TBL Licensing LLC (owner of Timberland)


Wiersholm has a solid track record in handling the full range of IP work for clients drawn from the aquaculture, IT, media, pharmaceuticals, retail, construction, offshore and renewable energy sectors. The practice is jointly led by Hans Erik Johnsen, who is highly regarded for his expertise in advising media and sports sector entities and regularly handles marketing and trade mark matters; the ‘very diligent and detail-orientedAnne Marie Sejersted, who specialises in contentious patent work and acts for pharmaceuticals, offshore and energy sector entities; and Rune Opdahl, who has expertise in assisting technology, pharmaceuticals, media and retail companies with contentious and non-contentious trade mark, patent and copyright matters. Managing associates Dina Brask and Kristiane Aarvik are additional names to note.

Practice head(s):

Hans Erik Johnsen; Rune Opdahl; Anne Marie Sejersted

Other key lawyers:

Dina Brask; Kristiane Aarvik


‘Focused on details and strategic considerations.’

‘They are extremely dedicated, with knowledge and insight. They are exceptionally friendly.’

‘Deep knowledge of the IP area. Fast and to the point advice.’

‘Anne Marie Sejersted is very diligent and detail oriented. Dina Brask is capable in strategising and quickly assessing multiple scenarios.’

‘I worked closely with partner Anne Marie Sejersted. She had a strong interest in the big picture encircling the specific dispute.’

Key clients


Visma AS

Monster AS

Schibsted ASA

Altibox AS

Gyldendal ASA

Silva Green Fuel DA

Ino Drift AS (Intersport)

Aller Media Group

Orkla ASA

Novamedia Norsk Postkodelotteri AS

Discovery Networks Norway AS

Selvaag AS

Avarn Security Group AS

Work highlights

  • Represented multiple internet service providers before the Supreme Court in long-running litigation concerning alleged illegal file-sharing.
  • 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.

Wikborg Rein

Wikborg Rein is highly regarded for its ‘deep expertise in IP‘. The team is led by Hanna Beyer Olaussen, who has ‘enormous knowledge of intellectual property law‘ and regularly advises on trade mark, marketing, and copyright issues. Of counsel Gunnar Meyer is ‘one of Norway’s most experienced patent litigators‘; he recently represented three banks before the Supreme Court in a long-running unfair competition and trade mark dispute with Bank Norwegian, concerning the latter’s use of the clients’ trade marks in Google keyword advertising. The ‘very strongLars Erik Steinkjer handles trade secrets matters, licensing agreements and a broad range of intellectual property rights issues, and senior associate Nora Bratheim is ‘a rising star‘ - ‘her responsiveness in difficult matters is stellar‘.

Practice head(s):

Hanna Beyer Olaussen

Other key lawyers:

Gunnar Meyer; Nora Bratheim; Lars Erik Steinkjer


‘Gunnar Meyer – very knowledgeable and easy to work with.’

‘Gunnar Meyer – the captain of the ship, with a steady hand on the helm. Knowledgeable about IP law and practical in his recommendations.’

‘Nora Bratheim – rising star.’

‘Gunnar Meyer possesses the rare combination of solid juridical knowledge and profound tech insight and interest for new inventions. From a business owners and inventors view, this is exactly what you need in dire straits and facing detrimental infringements. Much the same can be said about Nora Bratheim. Her responsiveness in difficult matters is stellar.’

‘The overall level of service is excellent, with quick response time and strong industry knowledge.’

‘Partner Hanna Beyer Olaussen and senior lawyer Nora Bratheim have both got an solution-oriented approach. Hanna is very service minded and Nora is very efficient, always extremely well prepared and ready to help out.’

‘Wikborg Rein is among the strongest IP teams in Norway, in addition to having exceptional breadth of practice as one of Norway’s largest firms. Very strong in the energy sector.’

Key clients

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Ikano Bank AB

Vygruppen AS

Norgesgruppen ASA

Ocean Sun

Archer Ltd.

Quantafuel ASA

Vestlandet Innovasjonsselskap

Hydro Havrand AS

Yandex N.V.

Synsam AS

Work highlights

  • Assisting Ocean Sun with patent matters, including advising on patent enforcement against third parties.


Are Stenvik and managing associate Eirik Basmo Ellingsen jointly head up the intellectual property practice at BAHR, which is highly regarded for its established expertise in patent litigation. Life sciences and pharmaceuticals companies are prominent in the group’s client base, which also acts for retail, aquaculture and technology sector entities. Of counsel Gunnar Sørlie is regularly sought after by pharmaceuticals clients for his excellent track record in assisting with complex patent litigation, as is senior associate Anja Stensrud Elverum, while Lars Norheim is a key name for assisting media clients with the IP aspects of transactions.

Practice head(s):

Are Stenvik; Eirik Basmo Ellingsen

Other key lawyers:

Gunnar Sørlie; Lars Norheim; Anja Stensrud Elverum

Key clients


Amer Sports

Baker Hughes




Ewos AS

Neurim Pharmaceuticals


Reitan Convenience

REMA 1000


Umoe Restaurants

Work highlights

  • Representing Neurim Pharmaceuticals in patent litigation concerning the validity of the patent for the medicine Circadin.
  • Acted for Amer Sports in patent infringement litigation, brought against the company by ski equipment companies Rottefella and Madshus.

Kvale Advokatfirma DA

The intellectual property team at Kvale Advokatfirma DA ‘possesses strong business and commercial insight‘. Led by the ‘very responsive and clear-mindedMarie Vaale-Hallberg, the group has an excellent reputation for its strength in advising technology, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage and retail clients on patent matters and trade mark litigation. Other key practitioners include patent litigation specialist Ingvild Hanssen-Bauer; Lars Trygve Jenssen, who is sought after for his experience in assisting with software licensing and unfair competition issues, to name a couple of core strengths; and senior associate Sunniva Viken, who regularly advises on marketing law.

Practice head(s):

Marie Vaale-Hallberg

Other key lawyers:

Ingvild Hanssen-Bauer; Lars Trygve Jenssen; Sunniva Viken


‘Marie Vaale-Hallberg is responsive, knowledgeable and always gives practical, to the point advice.’

‘Marie Vaale-Hallberg is a highly skilled lawyer with excellent business and commercial abilities. She is an experienced IP lawyer with a commercial mindset and practical approach to any situation. She has the ability to evaluate difficult situations and provide clear, well-founded and precise advice suitable for our needs.’

‘This team is unique, with all its different experience in relation to trade mark practices. Drawing from inside knowledge of the authorities to senior expertise within trade mark law.’

‘Besides a very broad knowledge of law, they possess strong business and commercial insight and are quick to get updated on new industries which is crucial for us as in-house legal counsel.’

Key clients


Coca Cola


Elkjøp/Dixons Carphone





Jaguar Land Rover







Universal Music






Effee Induction


Car-Freshener Corporation



Kreativt Forum

Advokatfirmaet Schjødt

Advokatfirmaet Schjødt‘s team of ‘highly experienced professionals‘ is sought after by global and Norwegian companies for its expertise in complex IP litigation; the group also handles the full spectrum of IP work. Department head Thomas Hagen, who made partner in 2022, is ‘a star in the making‘; he is well versed in marketing law, transactional matters and trade secrets issues. Halvor Manshaus is a key contact for contentious mandates, and Knut Sverre Skurdal Andresen is noted for his ‘in-depth knowledge‘ of patent, trade mark and copyright disputes. Senior associate Jenny Nondal assists life sciences and technology clients with contractual work. In December 2021, Øyvind Eidissen Ransedokken joined from Advokatfirmaet Føyen AS.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Hagen

Other key lawyers:

Halvor Manshaus; Knut Sverre Skurdal Andresen; Jenny Nondal; Øyvind Eidissen Ransedokken


‘Breadth of highly experienced professionals like no other law firm in Norway. Always make you feel prioritised.’

‘Halvor Manshaus is brilliant.’

‘Thomas Hagen; a star in the making. Seemingly no end to his capacity to absorb and make use of new knowledge. Pleasure to work with.’

‘Highly dedicated.’

‘The collaboration with Schjødt has been absolutely outstanding. Through Knut Sverre Skurdal Andresen, the firm has shown to be a highly dedicated resource for us and basically contributed to solving our case. Our experience with Schjødt has given us the impression of a well organized law firm, with highly skilled partners. We have no doubt in continuing to recommend this firm to anyone, for any operation.’

‘Knut Sverre Skurdal Andresen has – through his engagement and in-depth knowledge – shown an exceptional ability to find solutions along the way. His willingness to always respond in time, always be reachable, give clear explanations and instructions, -has been highly valuable to us. Also he has unveiled great long-term strategic capacities. There is no doubt that we will contact him again on any other potential cases.’

Key clients

Nykode Therapeutics AS

CardioMech AS

Rottefella AS

Madshus AS

Norsk Medisinaldepot AS

Leve Hytter AS

Subsea Smart Solutions AS and Subsea Solutions AS


Merck Sharp & Dohme

Daimler AG

Jollyroom AB

CoorsTek Membrane Sciences AS

ZEG Power AS

Nordic Unmanned AS

Devico AS

Aibel AS

Vard Group AS


Polaris Media AS

Altus Intervention AS

Jacobs Douwe Egberts

Work highlights

  • Successfully acted for Rottefella AS and Madshus AS in litigation against sports goods company Amer concerning alleged trade mark infringement and patent invalidation claims.
  • Representing Altus Intervention AS in a patent infringement and invalidity case brought against the client by Welltec.

Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig

IP expert Rune Ljostad heads up the practice at Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig, which is highly regarded for its strength in advising clients in the media and entertainment industry on copyright issues. The department has seen an increase in instructions from life sciences companies, and continues to handle contentious trade mark work, unfair competition matters, and licensing and distribution agreements, to name a few areas. Senior associate Nicholas Foss Barbantonis is ‘very clear and precise‘, and acts in high-profile IP transactions, unfair business issues and trade mark matters, while senior associate Hedda Baumann Heier regularly acts as counsel to international companies within the music sector.

Practice head(s):

Rune Ljostad

Other key lawyers:

Nicholas Foss Barbantonis; Hedda Baumann Heier


‘Rune Ljostad is excellent in the field of intellectual property, and he is a very good litigator.’

‘The team at Simonsen is very reliable and dedicated. They put the client first and provide fast and accurate advice in any situation.’

‘I work with Nicholas Foss Barbantonis in trade mark matters. Nick knows our company well and is very clear and precise in his communication with me. He responds fast and counsels in a way that is easy to understand.’

Key clients

Bank Norwegian AS

IOTA Foundation ( AS)

Kystgjerdet AS

Lovisenberg Sykehus AS

British American tobacco

Royal Canin

Amedia AS

Kindred (London) Limited

Trannel International LLC

Norges Bank (the Central Bank of Norway)

Motion Picture Association

Oslo Kommune Munchmuseet (the Munch Museum)

Chess world champion, Magnus Carlsen

Work highlights

  • Successfully defended Bank Norwegian before the Supreme Court in unfair competition and trade mark litigation against Komplett Bank, Ikano Bank, and BRA-bank.
  • Representing German non-profit foundation IOTA Foundation, which operates the technical platform for the IOTA cryptocurrency, in ongoing copyright litigation brought against the founder of the company.
  • Advising Norwegian museum Munchmuseet on developing an international IP and commercialisation strategy.

Arntzen de Besche

The ‘dedicated‘ team at Arntzen de Besche has ‘great knowledge and expertise‘ in handling large transactional mandates, as well as advising on licensing and development agreements, patents, trade marks, designs, copyright work and domain name issues. IP litigation is another key pillar of strength for the practice. Department head Tommy Dahlen is ‘very dedicated to assisting his clients in the best way possible‘, and specialises in assisting Norwegian and international companies with IP rights. Other key practitioners are Andreas Nordby, who is sought after for his expertise in IP litigation, and senior lawyer Christopher Hestnes, who ‘combines impressive knowledge of technology and intellectual property with an easy way of explaining complex matters‘.

Practice head(s):

Tommy Dahlen

Other key lawyers:

Andreas Nordby; Christopher Hestnes


‘Highly competent, available and customer oriented.’

‘Christopher Hestnes has really impressive knowledge.’

‘Christopher Hestnes combines an impressive knowledge for technology, intellectual property and an easy way of explaining complex matters under the law.’

‘Team has great knowledge and expertise. Love the young and smart minds! They have a business mind and are interested in the other aspects of our business than just the case discussed.’

‘Tommy Dahlen is very dedicated to assisting his clients in the best way possible. If this means avoiding a court trial, he will aim for that.’

Key clients

Nortura SA

Tellu IOT AS

Petroleum Geo-Services ASA

Consolis SAS


Benchmark Holdings

Bilfinger Industrier AS




Alva Industries AS

Helse Midt-Norge RHF


Castik Capital

Novelda AS

Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS

At Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS, the team acts as counsel to Puma on the its intellectual property rights and counterfeit issues. The group is also regularly instructed by consumer goods and media sector companies on trade mark, copyright, domain name and design mandates. Lisa Digernes, who heads up the practice, focuses on international contractual matters, and Rune Nordengen is a key contact for IP litigation. Tom G Eilertsen specialises in assisting media clients, and Bente Holmvang has an excellent reputation for her expertise in marketing law. Jenny Sveen Hovda left the firm in 2022, moving in-house.

Practice head(s):

Lisa Digernes

Other key lawyers:

Rune Nordengen; Tom G Eilertsen; Bente Holmvang


‘Makes you feel that you are in very professional hands.’

‘The team offers high-quality, effective advice. They are business oriented and give practical advice and assistance. I am very satisfied with the work I get from Bull & Co.’

‘I would like to highlight to work from Bente Holmvang and Rune Nordengen. The partner duo collaborates in an efficient manner and are great to work with.’

‘Very knowledgeable and competent team. Always available and they respond quickly.’

‘Bente Holmvang. Holmvang is very competent and manages the team well. Always available and gives good advice and input during the process. Holmvang knows the legislation very well and possible challenges and creates trust and certainty in the process.’

‘I find them unique in the way they conduct their business, their skills and knowledge as well as in their honesty and strategic understanding. I am very pleased with them.’

‘Lisa Digernes is just amazing. She is very skilled and is very intelligent in the way she approaches each obstacle and she makes you see things in a way that makes you understand things better. I have used her several times now and have recommended her to others. I recommend her for her skills as a lawyer, in her efficiency in getting things done, negotiations skills as well as in her integrity which is very important to me.’

Key clients



Hugvit HF


Norn Studio

Old Irish Pub Norway


Qvisten Animation

Spaett Film

TRY Reklamebyrå

UpNorth Film

Urban Legend

Varier Furniture


Advokatfirmaet CLP DA

Advokatfirmaet CLP DA‘s ‘compact, knowledgeable and consistent‘ team provides ‘solid and competent advice‘ to technology and software companies, start-ups and media sector clients on licensing and distribution disputes, contentious trade mark and copyright issues and a broad range of transactional mandates. Practice co-head Stephan Brodschöll is a key name for handing contentious and non-contentious IP mandates, and fellow co-head Hanne Heltne ‘provides high quality and commercially oriented advice. She is very skilful with a focus on the client‘.

Practice head(s):

Hanne Heltne; Stephan Brodschöll


‘Strong intellectual property rights team.’

‘Hanne Heltne: a pragmatic and effective lawyer.’

‘Highly professional competence, unique attitude and presence. Constructive and creative in advice to achieve the goal.’

‘CLP provides us with a compact, knowledgeable and consistent team which exceeds other legal advisers we have worked with previously. They are flexible and focused on our needs and always deliver on time.’

‘Hanne Heltne provides high quality and commercially oriented advice, benefiting from long in-house legal experience. She is very skilful with a focus on the client and delivers high value for money.’

‘Solid and competent advice.’

Key clients

Aftenposten AS


Schibsted ASA

Schibsted Norge AS

Resoptima AS

CXS Nordic AS

OSS Norge AS

Promon AS

WindSim AS

Dyreidentitet AS

Sanity AS

Fusetools AS

Interwell P&A AS

Xait AS

Prophylaxia AS

E-smart AS

Otivio AS

Vitux AS

Agder Energi AS

Signicat AS

poLight AS

MHWirth AS

Green Iceberg AB

Ignite Procurement AS

CMS Kluge

CMS Kluge advises clients from the oil and gas, technology, and entertainment sectors on copyright, trade mark, design and patents matters, and has notable strength in handling a range of high-profile IP litigation. Kyrre Tangen Andersen continues to lead the advice to Neodrill regarding ongoing patent litigation against oil service company Aker Solutions. Thomas Rieber-Mohn, who heads up the practice, is an expert in copyright law, and Marte Thorsby has expertise in IP rights matters. Senior associates Henrik Høines and Erlend Aarli are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Rieber-Mohn

Other key lawyers:

Kyrre Tangen Andersen; Marte Thorsby; Henrik Høines; Erlend Aarli


‘Young, dynamic, “hungry” and highly intelligent. Good with clients and collaborating partners.’

‘Kyrre Tangen Andersen (partner) – Exceptionally intelligent and capable. Henrik Høines (senior attorney) – The go-to-guy for most of the everyday work. Up-and coming, very sharp and good with clients.’

Key clients

Alfort & Cronholm AB, Bauhaus KS

Densiq AS

Enor AS

IFPI Norway

Neodrill AS

Norsk Tipping AS

Lividi AS

Advokatfirmaet Hjort

Monica Syrdal leads the IP team at Advokatfirmaet Hjort, which is well known for its solid track record in handling contentious IP mandates and a wide spectrum of copyright matters. Syrdal has an excellent reputation for advising media clients on regulatory work, most recently on copyright legislation. Patent rights are a core area of strength for Rolf Trolle Andersen, who is equally adept at advising on trade mark, marketing and design law. Managing associate Øivind K. Foss assists with IP litigation and a range of contractual work.

Practice head(s):

Monica Syrdal

Other key lawyers:

Rolf Trolle Andersen; Øivind K. Foss

Key clients


HBO Nordic AB AS

Kabel Norge

Telia AS

Bokbasen AS

IdHAIR Company A/S

VKR Holding A/S

Barco NV

Avinor AS

Difa AS

Harmonie Norge AS

Samlerhuset Norge AS

Barco Fredrikstad AS

Thermtech AS

Asian Food Import AS

Work highlights

  • Represented Norwegian ads website in two domain name disputes against Danish competitor Online Comet ApS.
  • Providing ongoing advice to BMW in Norway regarding customs seizures of goods on grounds of suspected trade mark infringement.
  • Representing Danish hair products company IdHAIR in ongoing trade mark litigation.


The intellectual property practice at SANDS fields a ‘well-coordinated and highly efficient‘ team, which ‘exudes confidence and is realistic in its advice‘. Department head Katrine Malmer-Høvik is ‘skilled, efficient and very responsive‘ with ‘strong leadership skills and the needed authority‘; she is highly regarded for her expertise in patent, trade mark, marketing and trade secrets matters. Key names to note at associate level include Kristine Farstadvoll, the ‘confidentHenriette Wiker and Yonos Strøm Sønmez.

Practice head(s):

Katrine Malmer-Høvik

Other key lawyers:

Kristine Farstadvoll; Henriette Wiker; Yonos Strøm Sønmez


They offer good advice and exude experience and confidence.’

Very strong when it comes to intellectual property and technology.’

The lawyers at SANDS have shown themselves to be extremely service minded and client focused. They are always available and go above and beyond to make sure things happen in a timely manner.’

Excellent legal advice.’

Katrine Malmer-Høvik and Yonos Strøm Sønmez are our dream-team when approaching legal questions related to intellectual property rights.’

Katrine Malmer-Høvik is very approachable and commercially minded.’

Key clients


Berlevåg Municipality

Pest Control Office Ltd

The Life Science Cluster

Gyldendal Norsk Forlag AS

Billedkunst Opphavsrett I Norge SA (BONO)

Motion Picture Licensing Company (MPLC)

Norsk Musikkforleggerforening

World Cryo Services AS

Retriever Norge AS

Work highlights

  • Acted for World Cryo Services AS in long-running trade secrets litigation against oil field equipment supplier Klinger Westad AS.
  • Represented Retriever Norway AS in a long-running copyright dispute with financial newspaper Dagens Næringsliv.

Brækhus Advokatfirma DA

Brækhus Advokatfirma DA‘s practice handles a broad spectrum of contentious and non-contentious IP work, and has notable strength in advising on trade mark and design portfolios. The group regularly acts as counsel to a client base of companies from the retail, life sciences, telecoms, media and real estate sectors. Department head Julius Berg Kaasin is adept at advising on trade secrets law, while Alexander Mollan assists technology companies with transactional work, and Ida Braband specialises in media and copyright law. Associate Karna Fog regularly acts on IP mandates concerning IT contracts.

Practice head(s):

Julius Berg Kaasin

Other key lawyers:

Alexander Mollan; Ida Braband; Karna Fog


‘Julius Berg Kassin has a competent, thorough and trustworthy presence in every aspect of the support. His competence and insight truly helped us understand the situation. In the process after the proceedings he also helped us gain valuable learning from what we experienced..’

‘Specialists in specific fields/subject/areas. Adapt the team with relevant specialists.’

‘Quick response rate. Clear recommendations. Efficient use of resources. Close follow-up.’

Key clients


Avadel Pharmaceuticals plc

Skeidarliving Group AS

Stokke AS

Princess-Gruppen AS


Orbit Technology AS

Pertra AS

bbhugme AS

Flytoget AS

Nille AS

Galleri F 15

Work highlights

  • Assisting retail company Skeidarliving Group AS with its IP portfolio, as well as trade mark filing and contentious IP matters.
  • Assisting retail company Princess-Gruppen AS with strategic IP advice and managing the client’s IP portfolio.
  • Advising retail company Stokke AS on a broad range of IP matters, including trade mark, patent, copyright and marketing law.

DLA Piper

Led by Petter Bjerke, the team at DLA Piper is noted for its expertise in assisting clients with trade mark issues, marketing law, distribution and licensing agreements and commercial contracts, to name a few areas. Technology, entertainment, media and aquaculture entities are prominent in the group’s client base. Kjetil Haare Johansen handles unfair competition issues and intellectual property portfolios for clients drawn from the retail and manufacturing sectors. Associate Oscar Melaa is also a key name to note, and Ketil Sellæg Ramberg joined the team from SANDS.

Practice head(s):

Petter Bjerke

Other key lawyers:

Kjetil Haare Johansen; Oscar Melaa; Ketil Sellæg Ramberg

Key clients


Møller Mobility Group

Mondelez International


Qapital (The Factory-Fintech and Insurtech)

Reitan Convenience


Work highlights

  • Providing ongoing assistance to Swedish fintech company Qapital/Factory regarding the Factory accelerator programme for fintech, prop-tech and insurtech start-ups.
  • Advising a prominent Norwegian company on all intellectual property matters, including licensing agreements, trade marks, data privacy, and marketing law.

Advokatfirmaet Føyen AS

Led by Knut Glad, the team at Advokatfirmaet Føyen AS regularly handles instructions from clients in the culture, arts and IT sectors, and has established strength in advising on trade mark and copyright issues. Jostein Ramse is a key contact for assisting technology clients with the copyright and trade mark aspects arising from licensing transactions. At senior associate level, Beatrice Ignacius and Kjetil Wick Sætre advise on copyright, design, and trade mark matters. In December 2021, Øyvind Eidissen Ransedokken moved to Advokatfirmaet Schjødt.

Practice head(s):

Knut Glad

Other key lawyers:

Jostein Ramse; Beatrice Ignacius; Kjetil Wick Sætre

Key clients

Google LLC and Google Norway AS

United Bakeries Norway AS

The Norwegian National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design

The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet

Snøhetta AS

Aera Payment & Identification AS

Sigdal Bakeri AS

Strex AS

Confirmit AS

Jotun AS


Work highlights

  • Acts as longstanding counsel to Google LLC and Google Norway AS regarding all Norwegian IP-related work in Norway.
  • Acting as ongoing counsel to the United Bakeries group concerning the protection of its IP assets in Norway and on an international level.
  • Assisting international software company Confirmit AS with strategic IP advice as well as managing the client’s entire trade mark portfolio in Norway and internationally.

Ræder Bing

At Ræder Bing, recent instructions for the group include advising a technology company on global licensing agreements and patent matters. The entertainment, banking, e-commerce and retail industries are other key sector strengths for the team. Practice head Vebjørn Søndersrød has a solid track record in handling trade mark, copyright, marketing and advertising mandates, and Trygve Gravdahl has an excellent reputation for his expertise in unfair competition matters. Corporate expert Carl Garmann Clausen assists technology companies with contractual issues.

Practice head(s):

Vebjørn Søndersrød

Other key lawyers:

Trygve Gravdahl; Carl Garmann Clausen

Key clients

Norwegian Refugee Council


Xplora Mobile AS

Brødr. Sunde AS

Norsk Metallgjenvinning AS Nummeropplysningen AS

Eckbos legat

Steelwick AS

Thin Film Electronics ASA

IDEX Biometrics ASA

Eiendomsverdi AS

Unilamp Norden AS

Luzense AS