Norwegian IP Law Firm
of the Year
Bryn Aarflot was founded in 1947 and is one of Norway’s leading intellectual property firms. We have regularly been ranked by the renowned, independent publication Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) as the “Norwegian IP Law Firm of the Year,” and we have since 2007 been listed in the top tier of MIP’s World IP Survey in trademark, copyright and patent law.
With a high focus on active attendance to our clients’ needs, we take great pride in offering our clients the very best service level in IP in Norway.
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This is Bryn Aarflot
Bryn Aarflot was founded in 1947 and is one of Norway’s leading intellectual property firms. Our clients range from large international companies to individual entrepreneurs, representing all fields of business and industry.
Bryn Aarflot offers a comprehensive range of IP services covering all areas of science, technology and IP related law. We provide technical and legal assistance at all levels in matters relating to patents, trademarks, design, licensing, copyright, domain names and unfair competition.
Bryn Aarflot successfully helped Intervet International in winning appeal
Bryn Aarflot has successfully helped Intervet International BV in winning appeal proceedings between Intervet (Defendant) and Pharmaq AS (Appellant).
Pharmaq decided to appeal the Norwegian Industrial Property Office’s (NIPO) decision to revoke Norwegian patent No. 333242 after opposition proceedings initiated by Intervet represented by Bryn Aarflot.
The patent concerned a vaccine against pancreas disease in fish. Intervet argued that the patent claims were not novel in view of an oral presentation. NIPO had in their patentability assessment during the opposition proceedings decided that it was unclear whether there was sufficient evidence proving that the presentation was presented and publically available prior to the date of filing.
The Board of Appeal concluded that the evidence was sufficient. They rejected the appeal and the patent remains revoked.
Bryn Aarflot earns rankings in 2017 IAM Patent 1000
Bryn Aarflot has once again been recognised by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM), one of the world’s leading IP publications.
Paediatric extensions of SPCs in Norway
Paediatric extensions in Norway will be implemented and available from 1 September 2017. This means that an SPC with expiry date later than 1 March 2017 is entitled to extension provided that the application for the extension is submitted according to the requirement in the regulation or in the transitional regulations.
KRISTINE REKDAL ONE OF THE TOP 250
Kristine Rekdal is once again listed in Top 250 Women in IP by Managing Intellectual Property – IP Stars for 2017. Kristine heads patent at Bryn Aarflot, and needless to say, we are proud that Kristine is one of the totally four Norwegian attorneys on the list.