Food and nutrients
Interdisciplinary advice for the entire food chain
We have a strong interdisciplinary team advising on the safeguarding of rights, strategy development, R&D contracts, regulatory matters, marketing, commercialisation, financing, M&A and other transactions, etc.
We achieve top rankings:
With ‘an incredibly skilled team of exceptional practitioners’, Advokatfirmaet Grette’s practice includes department head Sigrid Toft Fløystad; Felix Reimers, who focuses on trade mark issues; patent specialist Amund Brede Svendsen; the ‘very professional’ Ida Gjessing; and copyright and TMT expert Øystein Flagstad.
– Legal 500
“With four partners manning its contentious wing, Grette is one of the most imposing forces in the patent litigation market. Instant access to experts with in-depth industry knowledge is a hallmark of its service. Clients in the energy, life science and IT industries routinely turn to the warmly regarded boutique for its shrewd handling of licensing, transactions and infringement. The insightful Ida Gjessing is a hard-hitting litigator who has secured crucial wins for a number of marquee names. Creative dispute resolution is the specialty of the ‘hugely experienced’ Amund Brede Svendsen. Frequently appearing before the Supreme Court, the partner is celebrated for his intelligent, eloquent arguments. Former managing partner Svein Ruud Johansen has now turned his attention full time to managing sophisticated cross-disciplinary briefs for major oil and gas companies.”
– IAM Patent 1000
“When it comes to IP litigation, peers attest that Grette is ‘clearly the firm which has distinguished itself from the rest’. Its crack squad of seasoned lawyers has a formidable international profile and wins many fans for its client-focused, pragmatic approach to disputes. The firm also continues to develop its prosecution practice, handling a significant volume of non-contentious briefs. ‘Excellent lawyer’ and ‘brilliant’ litigator Ida Gjessing is an adroit advocate whatever the trademark issue. Noteworthy recent successes for fellow all-rounder Felix Reimers include his representation of dairy cooperative TINE in a dispute over the JARSLBERG trademark. Clients say that the practice head is ‘someone who we will always go to when we have problems of the more difficult kind in Norway’. The vastly experienced Amund Brede Svendsen brings further clout to the contentious crew.”
– World Trademark Review
“Excellent IP team maintaining its strong track record in trade mark registration and disputes, as well as patent infringement and copyright law. Offers strong knowledge of the life sciences and TMT sectors, representing and managing IP portfolios on behalf of numerous clients in those industries. Also handles IP as part of large transactions and M&A deals. Clients praise the firm’s effective approach, stating: ‘They are responsive, efficient and pleasant to work with, which has been important for us during an intense process.’ Other sources describe Advokatfirmaet Grette as ‘a firm you can rely on: They deliver advice on time and to the point. We seldom need to chase them and they deliver what they promise.'”
– Chambers Europe
“Ida Gjessing specialises in a wide range of IP matters including patents, trade marks and copyright. She also has extensive experience in marketing and advertising law. Clients say: ‘She is truly outstanding. She cuts to the core of the case very quickly and is very good at presenting complex matters. She is responsive and fun to work with.'”
“Amund Brede Svendsen is ‘responsive and efficient,’ according to clients. He advises on patent litigation with a particular focus on the oil and gas and pharmaceuticals industries. He also deals with contentious and non-contentious soft IP issues including those that arise in licensing, franchising and R&D agreements.”
“Felix Reimers has a varied practice which covers soft IP issues relating to trade marks, design rights and copyright as well as patents. He mainly works with clients on the non-contentious side, often assisting them with regulatory and contractual matters, and advises clients such as the Municipality of Oslo’s Agency for Culture on an ongoing basis. Clients say: ‘He is very proactive, precise and detailed. He has a very commercial and practical approach.'”