Intellectual property is a term that covers rights of a non-material nature, such as copyright, company names, trademarks, or design. These rights protect what is developed through creative and intellectual processes. Intellectual property rights are important for innovation, value creation, and culture, and may be a competitive advantage for small and big businesses alike.
We provide legal advice in relation to intellectual property rights, especially within the area of copyright, trademarks, and company names. We draft collaboration agreements, license agreements, and other agreements concerning use of materials protected by copyright such as software, music, film, photography, and text. We assist with preparation of IPR strategies and protection of trade secrets. We also assist with registration of trademarks, logos, and designs, both nationally and internationally. In addition, we provide assistance with enforcement of intellectual property rights, including dispute resolution and legal processes before the Norwegian Industrial Property Office, the Norwegian Board of Appeal for Industrial Property Rights, and the regular courts.
Føyen is and has been an important adviser for actors within a wide range of business sectors, from IT and media to trade of goods and cultural institutions. The width of our experience allows us to quickly understand the questions that arise in relation to intellectual property rights and use our expertise to solve new challenges. If needed, we use resources from our other specialist teams. Our customers will thus always get effective assistance, no matter how large or small the matter is.
Due to digitalization and technological development, we experience that an increasing number of challenges related to intellectual property rights concern use on the internet. Our team has especially long and extensive experience with technology businesses and internet-based services, both national and international. This enables us to find effective solutions in a world where the technology is always one step ahead of the law.