We keep ourselves up to date with developments in this constantly changing field in order to be able to provide our clients with the best expertise at all times.
Our lawyers provide ongoing strategic advisory services and assistance in connection with the preparation and submission of registration applications, drawing up and negotiating agreements and conducting cases in court.
Our team has extensive experience and sound expertise in assisting Norwegian and international clients in relation to the protection of intellectual property rights including patents, trademarks, design rights, company names and copyright.
Within the telecoms sector, our lawyers have worked closely with mobile-network operators and broadband suppliers since the abolition of the telecommunications monopoly in Norway. We regularly assist companies in the industry with regulatory questions, sector-specific market regulation, data protection, contracts, transactions and interaction with the authorities.
In the IT sector, Kvale provides particular assistance with the wording and entering into of all types of agreements, including those relating to the purchase and development of software, operating agreements and consultancy agreements. We have significant expertise in recognized Norwegian standard agreements such as SSA (standard government agreements).
Our top tier and vastly experienced oil & gas litigation team also works closely with the IP team on IP and technology related litigation matters.
Our team of lawyers possesses in-depth knowledge of the media industry. We assist media agencies and production companies with rights problems, content responsibility and agreements. Kvale also provides assistance in connection with cases related to art and entertainment. Our clients include record companies, artists and entertainers.
Our advice includes:
- Protection and enforcement of copyright patents, designs, logos, company names, trademark
- Drafting and negotiations regarding IP/TMT specific agreements
- Dispute resolution and regulatory complaints
- Sector-specific market regulation and other regulatory issues in the telecoms sector
- Data protection