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Øivind K. Foss

Attorney

Attorney

Øivind K. Foss is a lawyer with many years of experience within dispute resolution, litigation and contract law, especially within the areas of intellectual property rights (trademarks, patents and copyright), marketing law and privacy law. He has previously worked as a lawyer at the law firm Schjødt and as a research assistant at the University of Oslo.

Foss specializes in international disputes, and has litigated several high profile cases before Norwegian courts on behalf of foreign rights owners. His portfolio experience also includes alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration, and before committees and other bodies such as the Norwegian Industrial Property Office, the Norwegian Board of Appeal for Industrial Property Rights, the Committee for the Control of Unfair Competition and the Norwegian Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee (domain names). Within contract law, Foss has worked extensively with research and development, licensing, distribution and IT.

Foss regularly holds lectures and has written and contributed to articles, legal commentaries and books about intellectual property rights, domain names, media rights, arbitration, international private law, e-commerce and employment law.

Work experience
2019
Attorney, Advokatfirmaet Hjort DA
2017
2019
Attorney, Advokatfirmaet Schjødt AS
2014
2017
Associate, Advokatfirmaet Schjødt AS
2013
2014
Research assistant, Institute for Private Law, The University of Oslo
Education
2008
2014
Master of Laws, The University of Oslo
2005
2008
Bachelor's of History, NTNU
Membership

The Norwegian Bar Association

Ranking

Managing Intellectual Property, IP STARS: Notable practitioner 2020

Managing Intellectual Property, IP STARS: Rising star 2018

Publications
  • Foss, Øivind K. and Syrdal, Monica, “Monster unleashed the beast, but was shot down by the court”, London: Law Business Research, 2020.
  • Foss, Øivind K. and Syrdal, Monica, “Supreme Court rules in favour of Apple on trademark debranding”, London: Law Business Research, 2020.
  • Foss, Øivind K. and Syrdal, Monica, “New rules on customs seizures: Norway aligns with European Union”, London: Law Business Research, 2020.
  • Manshaus, Halvor et al., Kommentar til Varemerkeloven, Oslo: Norsk Lovkommentar, 2020, assistance with updates in 2015 and 2020.
  • Songe-Møller, Jeppe et al., “Online intellectual property in Norway”, in: Getting the Deal Through: E-Commerce 2020 (Bond, Robert, ed.), London: Law Business Research, 2019, co-author.
  • Songe-Møller, Jeppe et al., “Online Advertising in Norway”, in: Getting the Deal Through: E-Commerce 2020 (Bond, Robert, ed.), London: Law Business Research, 2019, co-author.
  • Songe-Møller, Jeppe et al., “E-Commerce 2020: Norway”, in: Getting the Deal Through: E-Commerce 2020 (Bond, Robert, ed.), London: Law Business Research, 2019, co-author of pp. 81–90.
  • Foss, Øivind K., “Kapittel IV: Uavhengige tilsynsmyndigheter”, in: Personopplysningsloven og personvernforordningen (GDPR) med kommentarer (Jarbekk, Eva, ed.). Oslo: Gyldendal Norsk Forlag, 2019, pp. 135 and 398–428.
  • Songe-Møller, Jeppe et al., “E-Commerce 2019: Norway”, in: Getting the Deal Through: E-Commerce 2019 (Bond, Robert, ed.), London: Law Business Research, 2018, co-author of pp. 86–92.
  • Foss, Øivind K., “Arbeidsrett og ordre public”, in: Norsk ordre public som skranke for partsautonomi i internasjonale kontrakter (Cordero-Moss, Giuditta, ed.). Oslo: Universitetsforlaget, 2018, pp. 346–389.
  • Foss, Øivind K. and Songe-Møller, Jeppe, “File Sharing, Streaming and The Pirate Bay: Nordic Perspectives on Website Blocking”, in: 22 C.T.L.R. Computer and Telecommunications Law Review 2. (Rennie, M-T Michèle, ed.). London: Sweet & Maxwell, 2016, pp. 37–41.
  • Helle, Halvard and Strømme, Vidar, Kommentarutgave til Vær Varsom-plakaten, Oslo: Cappelen Damm Akademisk, 2016, co-writer – responsible for pp. 108–115, 133–163 and 191–204.