Seminar – IPR legal system in Norway and China

Abstract: Leading Norwegian law firm Wikborg Rein, established in 1923 and with offices in Shanghai since 2002, will present an overview of the IPR legal system in Norway and China. Key focus will be on classification, rights to- and registration of IPR as well as brief case studies and alternatives if IPR is infringed. As an example, a brief introduction will be given on how to manage IPR relevant to the PaaSforChain project (A project financed by the Research Council of Norway and is built upon the IPIT project) based on background law and best practice. Alternatives for regulating IPR developed during the course of the project, such as ownership, usage etc. will also be covered. It will be open for questions, and the Norwegian and Chinese lawyers are fluent in English, Chinese and Norwegian.

Short bios of the speakers:

  • Geir Sviggum (partner and chairman, Oslo), headed the Shanghai office from 2008-2013 and named International Lawyer of the Year in the Norwegian Financial Daily’s annual lawyers survey in 2019 and 2020. He regularly assist Norwegian technology enterprises in their international exposure, including IPR strategy, compliance and infringement.
  • Hanna Beyer Olaussen (Specialist counsel, Technology & digitalisation, Oslo), heads the Wikborg Rein team for technology and digitalisation, expert in intellectual property law. She focuses on the technology sector and has extensive experience in advising clients in relation to protection and commercialisation of technology, including digital solutions.
  • Sherry Qiu (senior associate, Shanghai), assists Norwegian and Chinese companies with legal and strategic issues in China, such as IPR strategy prior to entry, registration, and disputes.
  • Therese Trulsen (senior lawyer and chief representative Shanghai), has more than five years of experience from China and advises on cross-border matters including IPR strategy, protection and infringement across a variety of sectors.