Thomas Rukin - Zacco
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Thomas Rukin

Thomas Rukin

Regional Director, Norway & the UK

Master of Law

About Thomas Rukin

Thomas joined Zacco as an Attorney at Law in 2012. He works primarily with intellectual property rights including trademarks, copyright, design, and patents; dispute resolution, litigation and enforcement; contract law, including ICT law, unfair competition and marketing law. Thomas works closely with the Customs in Norway in particular with respect to trademark infringements and counterfeit. He has broad experience with strategic IPR counselling relating to trademarks, designs, domain names, copy right and the marketing law (unfair competition).

Thomas received his law degree (Cand. Jur.) from the University of Oslo in 1999. Thomas also holds a Bachelor of International Business (BIB) from Oslo University College in 1991. He was admitted to the Norwegian Bar Association in 2000 and received his law practicing certificate in 2002. Thomas has practiced as an attorney over several years in the law firm Storeng, Beck & Due Lund, Grette law firm and the IP consultancy company Bryn Aarflot AS.

Thomas is a member of the Norwegian Bar Association, Norsk Forening for Industriell Rettsbeskyttelse (NIR).

Thomas has been recommended individually for Intellectual Property Law by The Legal 500 EMEA. He is also featured as a Recommended Individual in the WTR 1000 by the World Trademark Review.


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Areas of Expertise

  • Trademark Oppositions
  • Design Enforcement
  • Trademark Cancellation Actions
  • Patent Oppositions and Appeals
  • Contracts and agreements
  • Outsourcing agreements
  • IP Audit
  • Patent Litigation Support
  • Domain Name Acquisitions
  • Anti-Counterfeiting
  • IT Litigation
  • Translation
  • Strategy Implementation
  • Software licensing and open source
  • IT Agreements
  • Licensing
  • Contract Management
  • Trademark Monitoring and Watch
  • Copyright
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Trade Secrets protection
  • Due Diligence
  • Patent Litigation
  • Digital Brand Disputes and Enforcement
  • Trademark Enforcement
  • Strategy Development
  • Privacy (GDPR, Cloud Act, Data Protection Act)
  • Trademark Licensing
  • Trademark Prosecution
  • Design Prosecution
  • Trademark Clearance Searches
  • Terms of use (software/website)
  • IP Strategy Workshops and Coaching
  • Platform Due Diligence
  • Freedom to Operate
Technical field
  • Digitalization
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Sciences
  • Sensor and Measurement Technology
  • Databases
  • Polymers
  • Food Technology
  • Biotechnology
  • Industrial Chemistry
  • Electronics
Industry expertise
  • Telecommunications
  • Consumer Products
  • Life Science
  • Offshore
  • Architecture
  • Furniture
  • Medtech
  • Retail
  • Automotive
  • Paper/Pulp/Wood Industry
  • Sustainability / GreenTech / CleanTech
  • Agriculture
  • Industrial Design
  • Hygiene Products
  • Pharmaceuticals