Frode has almost 20 years of experience, offering strategic advice on a range of legal matters within IP and he has successfully secured and developed some of the world’s most famous brands. His experience working with both domestic and international clients ensures he takes time to fully understand his client’s needs. This includes assessing how they make use of their IP Rights, so as to advise them on the most practical route forward, whether that means developing their market presence, identifying potential or planned market IP needs, and understanding what enforcement might look like across all current and future jurisdictions.
Frode received his law degree (Cand. Jur. / Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of Oslo in 2000 and from 2002 to 2005 he served as a deputy judge with Toten tingrett (Toten District Court), now Vestre Innlandet tingrett (Vestre Innlandet District Court). His client list spans a broad spectrum of industrial sectors, from start-ups to multinationals, and his expertise have seen him assists clients among some of Norway’s largest brands, across both national and international territories, with their IP strategy and both prosecution and contentious matters.
He works primarily with intellectual property rights, including trademarks, copyright, design, and patents; litigation and dispute resolution/enforcement; unfair competition and marketing law as well as IPR strategy work in general.
He is approved as an external lecturer at the University of Oslo, Faculty of Law. He is a member of the Norwegian Bar Association, the Norwegian Group of AIPPI (Norsk Forening for Industriell Rettsbeskyttelse – NIR), Fonip (the Association of Norwegian IP Advisers), as well as the Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group (PTMG) and INTA.
Frode is regularly acknowledged by the World Trademark Review as a member of their leading WTR 1000 trademark professionals and has been recognised by Managing IP as an IP Star since 2014.