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.
Established in 1947, Bryn Aarflot has strong roots and a long history in the IP environment. Throughout the years, the firm has built solid and valuable professional relationships with a large network of highly qualified attorneys, law firms and IP agents across the globe, enabling swift and adequate handling of virtually any IP-related challenge its clients may meet, without territorial boundaries.
With a strong foothold in traditional patent and trademark prosecution services, while constantly looking to evolve and adapt according to market trends and demands, Bryn Aarflot has expanded its scope of services into the contentious arena and other aspects of IP-related services. Today, the firm stands out as one of Norway’s most successful full-service IP firms. By offering clients a full range of high-quality IP services, the company assists clients throughout the lifecycle of any intangible asset or IP right.
The firm is one of Norway’s largest of its kind, with a strong team of highly experienced lawyers and European Patent Attorneys covering all fields of technology and intellectual property and related areas of law. It also has a highly experienced administrative staff, ensuring diligent monitoring and handling of deadlines and formal requirements.
During the last years, the company’s litigation work has sharply increased, with several court hearings before both lower and higher courts in matters concerning patents, trademarks, designs, copyrights, domain names and unfair competition.
A small team of the company’s lawyers is now working primarily on contentious matters across all disciplines of intellectual property, with a particular focus on patents, trademarks, design and unfair competition.
The firm currently counts 24 attorneys in total. This includes 15 European Patent Attorneys, of which nine are partners at different levels. Of the nine Attorneys-at-Law, eight are partners on different levels. In addition, the company CEO, Kristine Aarflot, who is a senior partner in the firm, holds approximately 20 years of experience as a trademark attorney.
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 and 2017 as well as in 2020, 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- 2020, 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 2013-2019), Legal Media Group’s Expert Guides, etc.
Bryn Aarflot made the top rankings in the WTR 1000 for the years 2011 to 2020 and several of its partners were listed in the individual rankings for each of these years. In the 2018, 2019 and 2020 editions of the WTR 1000, the firm had more individuals listed than any other Norwegian firm.
Several of the firm’s lawyers are actively engaged in national and international IP associations such as FONIP (Norwegian daughter association of FICPI), and sub-committees of INTA, and in giving lectures and writing articles for various professional publications.
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.
INTA, ECTA, AIPPI, EPI, FICPI, LES, Norwegian Bar Association
Last updated 6th April 2021