Ms Bente Holmvang > Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS > Oslo, Norway > Lawyer Profile

Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS
Universitetsgata 9
NO-0164 Oslo
PO Box 6604 St. Olavs plass
NO-0129 Oslo
Norway
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Work Department

IT and Intellectual Property

Position

Bente Holmvang focuses on commercial law, with a particular emphasis on intellectual property law (trademark and domain names, design, copyright law) and marketing law. Bente advises many companies, particularly within trade and industry, on issues related to this specialty area. She has extensive litigation experience and has pleaded cases on behalf of several major international brands, including in anti-piracy actions. Bente is the Vice President of The Norwegian Board of Fair Competition Practices.

In addition, Bente has extensive experience within estate planning and probate law, and she acts for several charitable organizations in an advisory capacity and as a litigator. She also has experience with inheritance and inheritance tax issues relating to the transfer of copyrights.

Bente is the business manager and director of foundations focusing on arts and culture.

She is Norway’s representative in the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA).

Career

Partner, Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS 1995–
Senior Associate, Bull & Co, 1990–1995
Head of Division, Ministry of Justice, 1987–1990
Deputy Judge, the Office of the District Judge in Larvik, 1985–1987
Executive Officer, Ministry of Justice, Police Department, 1983–1985

Education

Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of Oslo, 1982

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > Intellectual property

Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS‘ practice stands out for its ‘very strong IP competence‘ and fields an ‘intelligent, creative, pragmatic and very service-minded‘ team. Led by the ‘very knowledgeableJenny Sveen Hovda, the group provides ‘fast and tailor-made advice‘ to clients from a broad range of industries on copyright, design, domain name, and trade mark issues. Rune Nordengen stands out as ‘a very respected and highly esteemed anti-counterfeiting‘ practitioner, and regularly acts on contentious mandates. Bente Holmvang specialises in marketing law, and Tom G Eilertsen focuses on advising media and entertainment companies on copyright matters.