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Advokatfirmaet GjessingReimers AS

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Number of partners: 6   Number of lawyers: 8
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, the Scandinavian languages

Firm Overview:
GjessingReimers is a Norwegian boutique IP and tech law firm that opened in April 2019. Although the firm is new, the lawyers have vast experience in all areas of IP and technology law. They all worked together in the IP/technology department of a larger Oslo law firm, which was top ranked in intellectual property for many years. GjessingReimers is internationally oriented and has a strong international client base. The firm’s lawyers work with IP/tech specialist lawyers in a number of jurisdictions, but the firm is independent and is not a member of any exclusive network or referral arrangement.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Intellectual Property
TMT & Data Protection
Dispute Resolution

Number of partners: 6
The partners 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. The firm’s 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 IP due diligence.

TMT & Data Protection:
Number of partners: 2
The two partners that specialise in the areas of TMT and data protection have worked with technology and media companies, as outside counsel as well as in-house. They 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.

Number of partners: 4
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. Several lawyers in GjessingReimers have first hand knowledge and experience from relevant sectors and regulatory bodies, which is extremely valuable when advising in these areas.

Number of partners: 4
The firm provides strategic advice to clients on commercial matters, especially where IP rights and the access to and control of technology are important, and also advises in neighbouring areas, such as unfair competition law, marketing law, franchising and distributorship matters. Its practice 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 industries in Norway.

Dispute resolution:
Number of partners: 4
GjessingReimers represents clients before all Norwegian courts. Two of the partners are admitted to the Supreme Court. Several partners also have experience from alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation and arbitration.

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

Between 2012 and 2017 they represented one of the parties in 22% of all reported trademark cases in the district courts, 26% of all reported trademark appeal cases, and 50% of the trademark appeals decided by the Supreme Court. During the same period, they represented one of the parties in 44% of all reported district court patent cases, and 54% of all reported Court of Appeal patent cases.

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

Commercial Litigation:
The firm’s 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.