Bryn Aarflot


Stortingsgata 8

+47 46 903 000

Bryn Aarflot AS is a full-service IP boutique and one of Norway’s leading IP firms. The firm provides services on all levels and across all disciplines of intellectual property and related areas of law, including patent, design and trademark clearance/FTO, filing and prosecution services, as well as legal assistance, enforcement and litigation services within said fields, copyrights, unfair competition and more. From its office in Oslo, Norway, the firm assists a number of foreign clients of all sizes in clearing, protecting, licensing and enforcing their intellectual property in Norway, as well as Norwegian companies with similar interests in Norway and abroad.

Over the last years, the firm has seen an increasing demand from especially Norwegian companies seeking assistance in creating robust and sustainable IP strategies for their business, including incorporation of IP into overall company strategies.

Increasing cooperation between the legal and patent teams on specific matters is also a clear trend at the firm, especially in relation to patent contentious work. The firm’s ability to assemble strong “in-house” teams of lawyers and patent attorneys, tailored for handling patent matters within any technical field, is proving to give significant competitive edge. A small team of the firm’s lawyers is now working primarily on contentious matters across all disciplines of intellectual property, while many of its patent attorneys have obtained significant experience in preparing and attending court hearings as advisors, expert witnesses and expert judges.

Bryn Aarflot is regularly recognized as a top-tier IP firm in Norway by a number of legal publications. The company was named “IP Firm of the Year” by Managing Intellectual Property in 2016 as well as in 2017, and has been shortlisted for this award, and ranked as a top tier firm in both trademark and patent prosecution each year for at least the last decade. In 2015- 2108, Bryn Aarflot was also ranked in the contentious categories for trademark/copyright and patent. Several of the firm’s attorneys are regularly named among the top professionals within their respective fields of expertise in different IP awards by other renowned publications, such as the IAM Patent 1000, WTR 1000, Who’s Who Legal, ILO Client Choice Awards (wins throughout 2013-2017), Legal Media Group’s Expert Guides, etc.

Bryn Aarflot made the top rankings in the WTR 1000 for the years 2011 to 2018 and several of its partners were listed in the individual rankings for each of these years. In the 2018 edition of the WTR 1000, the firm had more individuals listed than any other Norwegian firm.

The firm aims to be Norway’s most client-attentive, adaptive and service-minded IP firm, making the Bryn Aarflot name synonymous with proactive attendance to client interests and needs.

Network Memberships
INTA, ECTA, AIPPI, EPI, FICPI, LES, Norwegian Bar Association


Last updated 3rd of May 2018

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