Ms Marie Vaale-Hallberg > Kvale Advokatfirma DA > Oslo, Norway > Lawyer Profile

Kvale Advokatfirma DA
0122 OSLO

Work Department

IP/TMT and M&A/Corporate


Marie Vaale-Hallberg is specialized in intellectual property law, in addition to having solid experience with contracts and contract negotiations. She has broad IP judicial practice, involving research and development agreements, protection and enforcement of trademarks, patents and designs, IP strategies and marketing law. Marie has extensive knowledge of the food industry, especially regarding regulatory issues related to foodstuffs. Marie is frequently used as lecturer in Norway and abroad. She is a member at Food Lawyers Network.


2016 – Partner, Kvale Advoaktfirma; 2011 – 2016 Senior Lawyer, Haavind; 2007 – 2011 Group Legal Counsel, TINE SA; 2003 – 2007 Lawyer, Wiersholm; 2003 – 2005 External Examiner, University of Oslo


Norwegian and English


Norwegian Bar Association


2003 – Master of Law, University of Oslo

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > EU and competition

At Kvale Advokatfirma DA, ‘professional and service-minded‘ practice head Kristin Hjelmaas Valla is leading the advice to Norwegian publishing company Vigmostad & Bjørke in an ongoing investigation by the Norwegian Competition Authority, regarding allegations of infringement. Valla has extensive experience in assisting telecoms, life sciences, media, energy and food sector entities with cartel issues, merger clearances and distribution mandates. Robert Lund is ‘an excellent litigator‘, and has an excellent reputation for his expertise in state aid and procurement law. Intellectual property expert Marie Vaale-Hallberg has ‘solid knowledge and experience, and is very efficient‘.

Norway > Intellectual property

Kvale Advokatfirma DA houses a ‘strong IP practice‘; the team has ‘extensive experience‘ and ‘guides clients smoothly through complex IP issues‘. Trade mark litigation and patent work remain key areas of instruction, which the group handles for prominent multinational companies in the retail, food and beverage, pharmaceuticals and life sciences sectors. Department head Marie Vaale-Hallberg is ‘outstanding in trade mark and marketing law‘, and Ingvild Hanssen-Bauer is highly regarded as an ‘outstanding IP litigator‘, with a key focus on patent litigation. Lars Trygve Jenssen regularly advises on unfair competition, copyright, trade mark and software licensing matters.