ADVOKATFIRMAET GJESSINGREIMERS AS > Oslo, Norway > Firm Profile

ADVOKATFIRMAET GJESSINGREIMERS AS
GREV WEDELS PLASS 7
0151 OSLO
Norway

Norway > Intellectual property Tier 1

Boutique firm ADVOKATFIRMAET GJESSINGREIMERS AS ‘specialises in excellent intellectual property services and knowledge‘ and ‘is a powerhouse of expertise in the field‘. The group advises an established client base of international and domestic companies across the whole range of contentious and non-contentious IP work, and is well known for its strength in cross-border trade mark and patent litigation. The team has experience in handling mandates from the consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, energy, aquaculture and media and entertainment industries. Practice head Felix Reimers is well known for his expertise in litigation, and focuses on unfair competition, marketing, and trade secrets matters. Ida Gjessing handles intellectual property rights matters, and Amund Brede Svendsen specialises in oil and gas and pharmaceuticals patent litigation. Yngve Øyehaug Opsvik was promoted to partner in January 2022.

Practice head(s):

Felix Reimers

Testimonials

‘Great team with top notch lawyers that are easy to work with. Cost sensitive and on top of every detail. Very impressive.’

‘Felix Reimers: The best lawyer in Norway within trade marks and copyright. Commercial focus, solution orientated and creative. He continues to impress his clients.’

‘Ida Gjessing is forward thinking in her approach.’

‘Felix Reimers is “the go-to guy” in Norway. Together with his team they are prepared to take on any IP matter, irrespective of IP field or size of the matter. They combine specialisation, experience and size better than anyone in Norway.’

Key clients

Orkla ASA

TMK A/S (TCM GROUP A/S)

Aker Solutions AS

Stokke AS

TINE SA

The Astrid Lindgren Foundation

NHS, Inc.

Viasat Inc.

NGI – Norwegian Geotechnical Institute

Buypass AS

Norway > TMT Tier 4

Boutique firm ADVOKATFIRMAET GJESSINGREIMERS AS ‘is specialised within IP and offers unique insight and skills within this area‘, and also has ‘good understanding and experience within the IT industry‘. Data privacy and protection matters and IT contracts are core pillars of strength for the practice. Practice co-heads Øystein Flagstad and Simen Blaker Strand are the names to note.

Practice head(s):

Øystein Flagstad; Simen Blaker Strand

Testimonials

‘Simen Blaker Strand is quick and service minded, strong at IT contracts and GDPR.’

‘Simen Blaker Strand brings many years of experience within the IT industry, and has a very good understanding of our business and the challenges we face.’

‘GjessingReimers are specialised within IP and offers unique insight and skills within this area. They also provide good understanding and experience from the IT Industry.’

Key clients

Buypass AS

Sparebanken Øst

Econa AS

Entur AS

Beaufort Norge AS

TINE SA

Viasat Inc.

Driw AS

Galleon Embedded Computing AS

NGI (Norwegian Geotechnical Institute)

FONO

Rettighetsalliansen (The Rights Holders Alliance of Norway)

Billington Process Technology AS

Advokatfirmaet GjessingReimers AS is a boutique IP and tech law firm, the first of its kind in Norway. We opened in April 2019.

Who we are
GjessingReimers is a new firm but has considerable experience within all areas of IP and technology law.  We worked together in the IP/technology department of a larger Oslo law firm, which was top ranked in Intellectual property for many years running by all the major lawyers’ directories and rankings. In February 2021, Norwegian lawyers  again voted us the best IP team in Norway in Finansavisen’s (a Norwegian business daily newspaper) annual lawyers ranking. 

We are passionate about IP and technology, and about providing the best legal services to our clients.

While we are curious and keen to learn new things, we want to concentrate on what we do best – providing legal advice in the fields of IP and technology, regulatory and IP/tech related commercial law, and dispute resolution in all these areas.​ 

We are internationally oriented, and have a strong international client base.

We work with some of the best law firms in a number of jurisdictions, but we are not members of any exclusive network or referral arrangement. 

What we do …
IP: We have comprehensive experience in litigation and non-contentious work in all fields of IP and neighbouring fields of the law, such as unfair competition and marketing law.

Our counselling work spans from helping clients develop IP strategies to advising on and negotiating technology transfer contracts and commercial contracts, in which intellectual property rights are almost always important, to performing due diligence on IP rights and IP- relevant contracts in corporate transactions.

TMT and data protection: We have experience in the areas of TMT and Data protection, having worked with technology and media companies, as outside counsel as well as in-house. We assist technology companies as well as companies on the customer side, in connection with IT procurements and other technology projects, and frequently assist clients in contract negotiations and dispute resolution.

We also handle regulatory issues relating to the telecommunications industry and other regulated industries, and in recent years, an increasing number of issues relating to the processing of personal data under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) across all business sectors. We have expertise within digitalisation, e-commerce, digital signatures, digital content services and domain names. Two of the partners are members of the Norwegian Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee for the country code Top Level Domain .no . We advise several right holders organisations and have substantial experience relating to copyright and the use of protected materials on the Internet, anti-piracy and platform liability.

Regulatory: Many industry sectors are heavily regulated, and it is critical for businesses not just to be compliant but to develop compliance strategies that give them a competitive advantage. First hand knowledge and experience from relevant sectors and their regulatory frameworks are extremely valuable when advising in these areas.

Commercial: Our background and expertise in IP and IT law, regulatory matters, and dispute resolution is combined with experience in providing strategic advice to clients on commercial matters, especially where IP rights and the access to and control of technology are important. This goes hand in hand with providing advice also in neighbouring areas, such as unfair competition law, marketing law, franchising and distributorship matters. Our track record spans across a number of sectors, but there is a concentration around consumer goods/retail and the pharmaceutical, the oil and gas services and the aquaculture industries, the last two being the most important domestic industries.

Dispute resolution
General: We represent clients before all Norwegian courts. Two of the partners are admitted to the Supreme Court of Norway. Some of us have pleaded cases  before the EFTA court. We also have experience from alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation and arbitration.

Our clients are entitled to the most vigorous defence of their position or rights. However, sometimes litigation is not the best way to resolve a dispute. We always consider carefully if a dispute should be settled, or if alternative dispute resolution methods should be explored.

IP litigation: When we help clients develop their IP strategies, we also help them define their IP litigation strategies, be they enforcement strategies or defensive strategies. Experienced IP litigators work with regulatory lawyers to create the right strategy for the client. This is essential if a strategy is to be successful, especially in the strictly regulated industries, such as the pharmaceutical industry, the food and beverages industry, aquaculture, and the oil and gas services industry. It also applies  when a litigation strategy has to be developed for a specific dispute, often on short notice.

We are used to working closely with foreign clients and their foreign counsel. We understand the importance of developing and implementing IP and litigation strategies that are consistent across multiple jurisdictions.

The lawyers of GjessingReimers have litigated an impressive share of the patent and trademark cases in Norway in recent years.

Commercial litigation: Our litigation practice also includes representing clients in commercial disputes that concern intellectual property rights, e.g. disputes about the interpretation of contracts, or disputes relating to statutory employee inventors’ rights.

…and what we don’t
We want to do what we do best, and will not take instructions that would require us to step outside our comfort zone, but will refer to others, whose experience and skills are better suited for the assignment in question.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
IP Felix Reimersfr@gjessingreimers.no+47 920 16 530
IT and data protection Øystein Flagstadof@gjessingreimers.no+47 913 48 501
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Nathalie Bailey photoMs Nathalie BaileyAssociate
Simen Blaker Strand photoMr Simen Blaker StrandPartner who specialises in IT/technology law, personal data law, and intellectual property…
Øystein Flagstad photoMr Øystein FlagstadPartner whose areas of concentration are TMT law and copyrights. He has…
Ida Gjessing photoMs Ida GjessingPartner Ida Gjessing is a litigator who concentrates on patent and trademark…
Felix Reimers photoMr Felix ReimersPartner whose areas of concentration are trademarks, patents and designs, as well…
Amund Brede Svendsen photoMr Amund Brede SvendsenPartner who litigates patents (especially pharmaceutical, biosimilar and oil and gas services…
Sigrid Toft Fløystad photoMs Sigrid Toft FløystadPartner who works with both contentious and non-contentious IP matters in all…
Yngve Øyehaug Opsvik photoMr Yngve Øyehaug OpsvikSenior associate who advises clients on patent, trademarks, copyright, unfair competition and…
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Diversity

Advokatfirmaet GjessingReimers AS is committed to treating all people fairly and with respect, regardless of their gender, religion, ethnic origin, nationality, disability or sexual orientation, and expects everyone at the firm to do likewise. We wish to preserve and develop an inclusive work environment and believe this is key to being a successful law firm.

Human Rights Policy

Advokatfirmaet GjessingReimers AS has approved and applies a Human Rights policy.

GjessingReimers, its lawyers and staff will respect human rights in accordance with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. We will be an active partner for our clients in the work of ensuring respect for human rights. GjessingReimers is actively working to implement respect for human rights in our practice and our business activities. We will support efforts to promote human rights, including through our external, voluntary activities and pro bono work. The responsibility to respect human rights does not limit the right for anyone to seek assistance from a lawyer to obtain clarification of their legal position or to receive a robust defence in civil lawsuits and in criminal cases. Nor does the responsibility change lawyers’ duty of confidentiality, requirements to independence, or other basic ethical principles of the legal profession.

GjessingReimers expects its suppliers to respect human rights in accordance with the guiding principles of the United Nations.

TMT

GjessingReimers is a boutique IP and tech law firm, the first of its kind in Norway. We opened in April 2019.

We have vast experience within all areas of intellectual property, unfair competition, marketing law, and technology law. We all worked together in the IP/technology department of a larger Oslo law firm, which was top ranked in Intellectual property for many years.

We are passionate about IP and technology, and about providing the best legal services to our clients.

While we are curious and keen to learn new things, we want to concentrate on what we do best – providing legal advice in the fields of IP and technology, regulatory and IP/tech related commercial law, and dispute resolution in these areas.

We are internationally oriented and have a strong international client base. We work with IP/tech specialist lawyers in many jurisdictions, but the firm is independent and is not a member of any exclusive network.

Within Intellectual property our non-contentious work spans from helping clients develop IP strategies to negotiating technology transfer contracts and commercial contracts, to performing due diligence on IP rights and IP- relevant contracts in corporate transactions. We also advise clients on commercial matters, especially matters where IP rights and the control of technology are important, and on neighbouring areas, such as unfair competition law, marketing law, franchising and distributorship matters. We have worked for clients in most sectors of industry, but there is a concentration around consumer goods/retail and the pharmaceutical, the oil and gas services and the aquaculture industries.

Within IP litigation, we are recognised as a particularly strong team.

In February 2021 for the third consecutive time, Norwegian lawyers voted us the best IP practice in Norway in Finansavisen’s (a Norwegian business daily newspaper) annual lawyers ranking.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

GjessingReimers is a boutique IP and tech law firm, the first of its kind in Norway. We opened in April 2019.

We have vast experience within all areas of intellectual property, unfair competition, marketing law, and technology law. We all worked together in the IP/technology department of a larger Oslo law firm, which was top ranked in Intellectual property for many years.

We are passionate about IP and technology, and about providing the best legal services to our clients.

While we are curious and keen to learn new things, we want to concentrate on what we do best – providing legal advice in the fields of IP and technology, regulatory and IP/tech related commercial law, and dispute resolution in these areas.

We are internationally oriented and have a strong international client base. We work with IP/tech specialist lawyers in many jurisdictions, but the firm is independent and is not a member of any exclusive network.

Within Intellectual property our non-contentious work spans from helping clients develop IP strategies to negotiating technology transfer contracts and commercial contracts, to performing due diligence on IP rights and IP- relevant contracts in corporate transactions. We also advise clients on commercial matters, especially matters where IP rights and the control of technology are important, and on neighbouring areas, such as unfair competition law, marketing law, franchising and distributorship matters. We have worked for clients in most sectors of industry, but there is a concentration around consumer goods/retail and the pharmaceutical, the oil and gas services and the aquaculture industries.

Within IP litigation, we are recognised as a particularly strong team.

In February 2021 for the third consecutive time, Norwegian lawyers voted us the best IP practice in Norway in Finansavisen’s (a Norwegian business daily newspaper) annual lawyers ranking.