Managing Partner: Magnús Haukur Magnússon, Attorney At Law
Senior Partners: Ms Valborg Kjartansdóttir, Attorney at Law, Mr. Magnús Hrafn Magnússon Supreme Court Attorney
The history of Sigurjónsson & Thor ehf. begins in 1950. The firm has therefore served foreign owners of IP rights in Iceland for decades. The partners are Valborg Kjartansdóttir, Magnús Hrafn Magnússon and Magnús Haukur Magnússon. Ms Valborg Kjartansdóttir graduated as a lawyer from The University of Iceland in June 1984. In 1985 she started to work at Sigurjónsson & Thor and became a partner in January 1989. She is a member of FICPI, AIPPI, ECTA, Marques, Inta, The Icelandic Bar Association and an overseas member of ITMA and LES. She served on the board of The Association of Icelandic Trademark and Patent Agents between 1989 and 2007.Valborg is a European patent attorney and she has frequently commented on changes in the law and regulations relating to intellectual property in Iceland. She has lectured on trademark law at The University of Iceland. Valborg first was selected as one of the Top 250 Women in IP worldwide by IP Stars in 2017 and has maintained that since.
Main Areas of Practice:
The firm specialises in intellectual property and unfair competition. The firm provides services required for protection of intellectual property in Iceland including representation before the Patent Office, Board of Appeal and the courts Valborg Kjartansdóttir and Magnús Hrafn Magnússon have extensive experience in providing strategic and legal advice for holders of IP rights at all stages. Legal advice and presentation before the authorities and the courts on all levels, in all areas of industrial property law (including patents) and unfair competition law is an important part of the firms’ current and future services.
A high percentage of clients are foreign companies seeking IP assistance in Iceland. Clients com from all business sectors such as pharmaceutical companies, food and beverage sector, financial sector, fashion etc. The firm also co-operates with legal offices from other countries. Clients are mostly from Europe, USA and Asia. Clients are also from Iceland.