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Intellectual Property — Iceland


Lex Law Offices - Intellectual Property Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Leading team with expertise covering a range of commercial and specialist IP mandates. The team has a long track record within the IP sector, advising on issues relating to copyright, patents and designs. Also represents clients in trade mark infringement disputes. Offers additional expertise in IT related matters, including data protection.

Strengths Clients describe the department as an "excellent team of motivated experts who are highly knowledgeable and results-driven."

Another client highlights the "unbelievable personal passion" demonstrated by the team, alongside the firm's broad range of expertise, adding: "They clearly outline the risks and what our strategy will be."

Work highlights Represented Promote Iceland in a dispute regarding the 'Inspired by Iceland' trade mark.

Advised Coca-Cola European Partners Ísland on a range of mandates, including trade mark registration, infringement cases and opposition procedures.

Notable practitioners

Erla Árnadóttir is praised for her excellent client service and is described as a lawyer who is "responsive to any situation and quick to propose a direction to take." She regularly advises government agencies on intellectual property matters and has extensive litigation experience, frequently acting on disputes relating to breaches of copyright and trade mark rights. She acts for Samherji on a range of matters, recently advising the client on a matter concerning a bad-faith registration of a domain name.

Hulda Árnadóttir has extensive trade mark dispute resolution experience and recently represented Gamma Capital Management in trade mark revocation proceedings. Clients say that she "brings a logical mindset" to proceedings and "helps the client see things in a realistic, legalistic way." She has abundant experience representing clients before the Icelandic Patent Office and the Consumer Agency.

About the Team (content provided by Lex Law Offices)

LEX is known for its extensive knowledge in all fields of IP law, copyright, trademarks, patents and designs. LEX provides services in relation to all instances of IP protection, for example registration of trademarks and designs and services in relation thereto such as portfolio management and maintenance. LEX also provides strategic advice in respect of patent protection, undertakes services in contract drafting and negotiations in all fields of IP and represents clients in court and before the authorities in respect of infringements.  Furthermore, services in the field of IT, such as data protection and electronic signatures, fall within our department for IP and IT. In addition, LEX is often asked to advise on IP matters in the media as well as give lectures on various IP matters at conferences.

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Logos - Intellectual Property Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-established practice with expertise across the full spectrum of IP, including trade marks and patents, data protection, counterfeiting and domain disputes. Offers vast experience advising on cross-border matters and boasts a strong focus on the entertainment industry, regularly acting for film and television studios, artists and songwriters.

Strengths Clients remark upon the "good and professional work" the team delivered.

Work highlights Defended the Iceland Post and Telecom Administration in a dispute with Vodafone following a serious data breach affecting Vodafone's clients.

Represented Emmessís in a trade mark dispute with another local ice cream manufacturer before the District Court of Reykjavík.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Hjördís Halldórsdóttir handles a broad range of IP and IT-related mandates, advising on data protection and software licence negotiations. She regularly assists clients in the TMT sector with both contentious and non-contentious matters.

Ragnar Tómas Árnason is regarded as a "very creative and intelligent" intellectual property lawyer with solid expertise in trade mark and copyright dispute resolution. He offers additional expertise in IT matters, advising on data protection and internet-related IP matters.

Áslaug Björgvinsdóttir specialises in all aspects of IT and IP law, advising domestic and international clients on outsourcing, procurement and data protection matters. She also handles contentious IP disputes and is described by clients as "extremely fluent in her profession and quick to adapt to each file." Other sources highlight litigation capabilities as a key strength and describe her as "very efficient and clever."

About the Team (content provided by Logos)

The LOGOS team calls upon vast experience and expertise in the field of Intellectual Property and Information Technology, being one of the fastest expanding fields of practice. Our team has acted in various disputes regarding the unauthorised use of intellectual property, such as trademarks and patents, and also has significant experience of assisting with data protection matters.

Amongst long standing entertainment clients are many of the foremost artists on the Icelandic music scene.  On the film side, LOGOS regularly works for major studios on films shot in Iceland, e.g. as the local production counsel.

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Sigurjónsson & Thor - Intellectual Property Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Outstanding IP boutique offering a comprehensive service, ranging from trade mark registration to dispute resolution before the courts in relation to infringement cases and other disputes. Acts for an impressive list of international clients, including Starbucks, PepsiCo and Novartis.

Strengths One source remarks: "Any enquiries were dealt with efficiently and they provided very good value for money."

Work highlights Represented Samba in a dispute before the Supreme Court of Iceland relating to the 'Sushisamba' trade mark.

Assisted Booking.com with the registration of 'Booking.com' as a trade mark following the Patent Office's initial rejection of the application.

Notable practitioners

Clients describe Magnús Haukur Magnússon as "a magnificent trade mark attorney" and value his "experience of the truly international IP and trade mark cases." On top of his trade mark expertise, he has extensive experience assisting clients with patent and copyright disputes.

Valborg Kjartansdóttir has "good technical awareness" and provides "effective solutions." She has extensive experience in this area, advising a number of domestic and foreign clients.

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ADVEL Attorneys at law - Intellectual Property Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Comprehensive offering with expertise in an array of IP topics including trade marks, copyright and patents. Frequently advises clients from the technology, entertainment and biotechnology industries. Provides clients with considerable cross-border capabilities across Scandinavia and Northern Europe.

Strengths Clients praise the firm's "ability to think out of the box and write complicated agreements involving complex factors related to patents."

Work highlights Advised UMFÍ on trade mark infringement matters.

Represented 10-11 in a dispute with Íslandsstofa regarding the 'Inspired by Iceland' trade mark.

Notable practitioners

Kristinn Hallgrimsson heads the department and is a key point of contact.

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Arnason Faktor - Intellectual Property Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Specialist IP consultancy offering advice on patents, trade mark and domain registrations and portfolio management. Assists clients with both contentious and non-contentious mandates, with expertise across a wide range of sectors.

Notable practitioners

Ásdís Magnúsdóttir is a recognised IP specialist with notable experience acting on contentious and non-contentious trade mark mandates. She also handles design and domain registration matters.

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Band 1

Erla S Árnadóttir

Lex Law Offices

From the Chambers Europe guide

Erla Árnadóttir is praised for her excellent client service and is described as a lawyer who is "responsive to any situation and quick to propose a direction to take." She regularly advises government agencies on intellectual property matters and has extensive litigation experience, frequently acting on disputes relating to breaches of copyright and trade mark rights. She acts for Samherji on a range of matters, recently advising the client on a matter concerning a bad-faith registration of a domain name.

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Hulda Árnadóttir

Lex Law Offices

From the Chambers Europe guide

Hulda Árnadóttir has extensive trade mark dispute resolution experience and recently represented Gamma Capital Management in trade mark revocation proceedings. Clients say that she "brings a logical mindset" to proceedings and "helps the client see things in a realistic, legalistic way." She has abundant experience representing clients before the Icelandic Patent Office and the Consumer Agency.

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Hjördís Halldórsdóttir

Logos

From the Chambers Europe guide

Head of department Hjördís Halldórsdóttir handles a broad range of IP and IT-related mandates, advising on data protection and software licence negotiations. She regularly assists clients in the TMT sector with both contentious and non-contentious matters.

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Magnús Haukur Magnússon

Sigurjónsson & Thor

From the Chambers Europe guide

Clients describe Magnús Haukur Magnússon as "a magnificent trade mark attorney" and value his "experience of the truly international IP and trade mark cases." On top of his trade mark expertise, he has extensive experience assisting clients with patent and copyright disputes.

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Band 2

Valborg Kjartansdóttir

Sigurjónsson & Thor

From the Chambers Europe guide

Valborg Kjartansdóttir has "good technical awareness" and provides "effective solutions." She has extensive experience in this area, advising a number of domestic and foreign clients.

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Band 2

Ásdís Magnúsdóttir

Arnason Faktor

From the Chambers Europe guide

Ásdís Magnúsdóttir is a recognised IP specialist with notable experience acting on contentious and non-contentious trade mark mandates. She also handles design and domain registration matters.

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Band 3

Ragnar Tómas Árnason

Logos

From the Chambers Europe guide

Ragnar Tómas Árnason is regarded as a "very creative and intelligent" intellectual property lawyer with solid expertise in trade mark and copyright dispute resolution. He offers additional expertise in IT matters, advising on data protection and internet-related IP matters.

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Band 3

Áslaug Björgvinsdóttir

Logos

From the Chambers Europe guide

Áslaug Björgvinsdóttir specialises in all aspects of IT and IP law, advising domestic and international clients on outsourcing, procurement and data protection matters. She also handles contentious IP disputes and is described by clients as "extremely fluent in her profession and quick to adapt to each file." Other sources highlight litigation capabilities as a key strength and describe her as "very efficient and clever."

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Band 3

Tómas Thorvaldsson

VÍK Law Firm

From the Chambers Europe guide

Tómas Thorvaldsson of VÍK Law Firm has considerable experience acting for clients in the film and television industry and regularly advises software and IT companies. He has a breadth of expertise in IP issues, including patent protection and licensing.

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