Advokatfirmaet Selmer AS
Tjuvholmen allé 1
Telephone: + 47 23 11 65 00
Fax: + 47 23 11 65 01
Intellectual property rights (IPR) often constitute a core basis for the value creation of a business. Faster technological and commercial development, and the ability to adapt to a digital and global marketplace can be decisive for your business’s competitiveness and market value. That being the case, security, as well as commercial and strategic use of IPR is key.
As a business, you should be aware of protection and the effective exploitation of intangible assets. Low awareness of IPR leads to increased risk of infringing others’ rights - resulting in disputes, costs, and lost business opportunities.
Some businesses are built around a significant amount of data and the opportunity to analyse or use that data to offer customised or better services and products. We have the expertise in dealing with Big Data, to ensure your business has sufficient access to effectively utilize such information.
We help both Norwegian and international companies with the protection and management of IPR. Our lawyers have extensive expertise with intellectual property rights in the oil, gas and offshore industries, IT/technology, media, broadcasting and content production, telecom, the pharmaceutical industry, aquaculture, the food industry, and retail. We are also known for our expertise in assessing and securing IPR in transactions, and in dealing with disputes relating to IPR. We regularly plead cases in these matters and have handled litigations for the Supreme Court, and in arbitration, as well as negotiating out-of-court settlements.
Covering a wide range of solutions
Our advice covers forming agreements and the licensing and transfer of IPR, including M&As or reorganisation. We can help you with assessments concerning validity, and the intervention and enforcement of intellectual property rights such as patents, copyrights, trademarks, company names, domain names, designs, know-how, goodwill, and trade secrets. We can also help you assess possible product and concept copies and other marketing issues.
Protection of intellectual property rights
Our services include all aspects of securing intellectual property rights. We understand that the potential value is best safeguarded and developed when the IPR is managed in accordance with an overall IPR strategy. The main point of an IPR strategy is to safeguard your intangible assets and support the realisation of your company's overall strategic goals and business plans. We can help you prepare IPR strategies that identify, secure, and strengthen your company's intangible assets, and create added value.
Among other things, our expertise includes the securing of IPR via registration in public records, preparing routines, documentation for secrecy, and the execution of legal action against third party intervention. In addition, we can help you identify, safeguard and realise the potential value of intellectual property rights in transactions via customised due diligence, and the correct structuring of transactions.
Commercialisation of intellectual property rights
We can help you with the commercialisation of IPR in the production of technology, licensing, development cooperation/joint ventures and sales. Our help includes the identification of rights, preparing contracts, and negotiation support.
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