Steinar Lie has a background from literary science and languages, and graduated from the University of Oslo in 2002, specializing in patent, trademark and copyright law.
He has worked with IP since 2003, starting at the Norwegian Industrial Property Office as examiner, then legal advisor. From 2007 till 2008 (1,5 years) he served as Seconded National Expert on trademark law at EUIPO in Alicante, Spain.
He then started working at Bryn Aarflot where he achieved his bar exam in 2010 and became partner in 2014. He transitioned to Zacco in December 2016. In addition to trademark portfolio handling, Steinar has broad experience with litigating cases before the higher and lower courts across all disciplines of IP. His clients span from small local businesses to large global entities.
Steinar is a member of the Norwegian Bar Association (MDA) and the International Trademark Association (INTA).