IP and marketing
At the forefront in IP law and marketing law
We assist with strategic advice, freedom-to-operate analyses, IP due diligence investigations, employee inventions, IP transactions, licencing and R&D agreements at the interface between competition law and IP law. We have specialists in all areas of IP law, i.e. patents, trademarks, designs, copyrights and associated rights, photographer’s rights, database protection, contractual licences and collective management of rights, marketing law (trade secrets, knowhow, etc.), as well as licensing agreements and other contracts. We assist our clients, through Grette Trademarks, with strategy for, and management of, trademarks, as well as with registration and renewals. Enforcement of rights and conflict handling is a field in which Grette has a particularly strong position. Our lawyers are involved in a large portion of the cases brought before the courts with the IP field.
Our clients are multinationals, SMEs and start-ups within the life sciences, biotechnology and aquaculture, the food industry, oil and gas, the design industry, energy companies and the processing industry, etc. Our clients include associations representing holders of IP rights, as well as individual holders of IP rights, such as authors, photographers and other artists, music and film producers, broadcasting enterprises and ICT enterprises. R&D-intensive businesses and industrial enterprises can always be assured of meeting professionally updated and industry-oriented lawyers at Grette.
We achieve top rankings:
Clients praise the firm’s effective work: “The quality of representation, quality of arguments and clarity of the oral submissions was excellent from our side.” Sources also say: “Although they are experts in Norwegian IP, they also understand the international dimension in terms of the complex nature of IP.”
– Chambers Europe
“‘Leader in the field’ Advokatfirmaet Grette demonstrates ‘excellent IP skills’ and is ‘always reliable as well as effective’.”
– Legal 500
““Talking about the Norwegian IP market without mentioning Grette is impossible. It’s a fantastic firm with highly specialised, internationally minded professionals – unquestionably one of the best choices for infringement matters.” Leading the side is dynamic duo Ida Gjessing and Felix Reimers. As one respondent enthuses, Gjessing is a “tremendous litigator with a broad knowledge of intellectual property and the ability to convince a judge of anything; it is fun just watching her in court”. Another contentious heavyweight, the “brilliant” Reimers knows case law like the back of his hand. Aside from Gjessing and Reimers, the firm has plenty more in its arsenal, for example the enviably experienced Amund Brede Svendsen. Not one to pull a punch, he complements his hard-hitting trademark enforcement practice with exceptional competition law knowledge. While the firm is at its strongest when tackling contentious mandates, it also delivers in non-contentious matters; the side’s well-developed internal infrastructure makes portfolio management a cinch.”
– World Trademark Review