Intellectual property law

We are one of Norway’s leading professional environments within intellectual property law. Our aim is to provide the best legal assistance within the full specter of services your company may require within IPR. Our professional group for IPR is composed of highly experienced lawyers with many years’ experience from the Norwegian Industrial Patent Officeand consulting environments, and we can ensure a high degree of partner attention.
Our client spectrum is broad; ranging from start-ups and early phase companies to leading manufacturing companies within technology, the process industry and pharmaceutics. We have gained a leading position through framework agreements withall the major and most important incubator and growth environments. We assist our clients with both protection and enforcement of their rights as well as offer advice for capitalization of their existing rights. We have an extensive network of investors and often take the role of liaison between our clients and investors.

We regularly assist our clients in protecting their patent rights, as well as having the competitors’ patents declared invalidwhenever justified. Our assistance consists of negotiations, drafting contracts and legal process. We have dedicated expertise in regulatory conditions and government relationswithin pharmaceuticals.

Our law firm administers large trademark portfolios on behalf of our clients. Our services includes the entire application process in Norway and internationally, as well as management of the rights through for instance licensing.

Through our informal network of patent agencies, both at home and abroad, we are at all times in a position to refer our clients to the patent attorney we believe best qualified to protect our clients’ interest in securing their patent rights. We do not take part in the preparation of the patent applications, but are often used in a consultative capacity in these processes, including assessing the rights viewed from a point of possible attacks.

SANDS has assisted both domestic and international clients witha multitude of problems concerning copy rights through a number of years. Our knowledge covers problems within the arts and entertainment industry, where we assist recordcompanies, artists and publishers in developing software. 

Our lawyers regularly litigate cases before the courts in the above mentioned subjects. 

We also assist our clients in connection with commercialization of intellectual property rights through licensing, production, development cooperation, raising capital and corporate changes. 

We regularly assist with assessment of issues in the borderland between intellectual property rights, regulatory issues and competition law. Our knowledge also covers the entire life cycle of the entitlement especially within pharmaceuticals and life science. We also have extensive experience with both the EEA law and national regulations regarding medicines, medical equipment and dietary supplements, and assist both pharmaceutical manufacturers and importers throughout all stages of the marketing authorization application, questionsregarding bytteliste and reimbursements, and other issues that may arise in connection with marketing of pharmaceuticals. In addition we have extensive experience with classification and CE-marking of medical equipment as well as marketing of dietary supplements and plant based pharmaceuticals. 

When needed we also draw on other resources in our law firm, including our core knowledge in import regulatory issues, competition law, M&A and taxation.

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