Mr Gunnar Meyer > Wikborg Rein > Oslo, Norway > Lawyer Profile

Wikborg Rein
Dronning Mauds gate 11
P.O.Box 1513 Vika
NO-0117 Oslo
Norway
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Work Department

Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) Law, Litigation and Arbitration, Intellectual Property

Position

Gunnar Meyer is a Partner at Wikborg Rein’s Oslo office and is part of the firm’s IP and Technology team. Meyer works with intellectual property matters. He is primarily engaged in patent and trademark litigation. As one of Norway’s most experienced patent litigators, Meyer has been involved in numerous matters regarding pharmaceutical and life science patents, and patents within electronics, oil & gas, green energy and fish farming.  He has also been engaged in trademark litigation and litigation concerning protection of knowhow and business secrets.

He has extensively pleaded cases before the courts at all levels, including the Supreme Court. Meyer is recommended by Chambers and Partners as “Leaders in their field” in the category Intellectual Property. Meyer is admitted to the Norwegian Supreme Court and has appeared before this court in 15 cases.

Career

2000- Partner, Wikborg, Rein, Oslo. 1993-2000 Partner, Lund, Gundersen & Co. (later Gundersen & Co.), Oslo. 1991-1993 Senior Associate, Haavind & Haga, Oslo. 1987-1991 Senior Associate, the Attorney General, Oslo. 1986-1987 Associate, Hauge & Stang Lund, Oslo. 1984-1985 Deputy Judge, Nordre Sunnmøre District Court. 1983-1984 Executive Officer, Legal Department, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 1979-1980 Assistant Lecturer, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, University of Oslo.

Memberships

Norwegian Bar Association.

Education

1990 Admitted to the Norwegian Supreme Court. 1985-1986 Diplôme Supérieur d’Université in French Civil Law, Université de Droit, d’Economie et des Sciences Sociales, Paris. 1983 Cand. jur., University of Oslo.

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > Intellectual property

(Hall of Fame)

Gunnar MeyerWikborg Rein

Hanna Beyer Olaussen leads the ‘flexible and approachable‘ team at Wikborg Rein, which has notable expertise in patent litigation and is equally adept at advising on marketing, trade mark and unfair competition issues. Of counsel Gunnar Meyeris a luminary in the IP space in Norway‘, and is leading advice to three banks in ongoing trade mark and unfair competition litigation before the Supreme Court, concerning Bank Norwegian’s use of the clients’ trade marks in keyword advertising on Google. Copyright and trade secrets matters are other areas of strength for the group, alongside handling the IP aspects of transactions. Senior associate Nora Bratheim regularly acts in contentious IP mandates, and Lars Erik Steinkjer rejoined the firm in March 2022 from an in-house role.