Kristin Kjærheim Astrup
Partner at Zacco
Kristin Kjærheim Astrup joined Zacco in 2012 as a trademark attorney and became team leader of the trademark and legal department of Zacco Norway in 2013. She has several years’ experience in IP and corporate law and works primarily in trademark prosecution and disputes regarding infringement of IP rights, media and entertainment law and unfair competition. She also has vast experience in the preparation and negotiation of coexistence, licence and associated agreements, as well as performing due diligence on IP rights in connection with transactions. In addition, she often works closely with clients to draft IP strategies and build new internal communication structures that are necessary to preserve the value of their intellectual property and integrate it into their general business strategy. Her clients are both large Norwegian and international clients.
Previously, Ms Astrup was an attorney at law at law firm Thommesen, where she worked in the IP department. She also had an outplacement at Dell Norway AS, functioning as general legal counsel, assisting the company with contract revision and negotiations, employment law and IP law. She later served as deputy judge at Oslo District Court between 2008 and 2010, where she administrated numerous civil law court cases.
Together with leading IP firms from 20 other countries, Zacco’s offices in Denmark, Norway and Sweden contributed country chapters and case study strategies to the second edition of the unique and comprehensive treatise Global Patent Litigation: How and Where to Win (Bloomberg BNA, 2016). Ms Astrup co-authored the Norwegian chapter in this book.
Ms Astrup graduated in 2005 from the University of Oslo Faculty of Law, where she had acted as an external examiner, grading marketing law (unfair competition) assignments. She became a member of the Norwegian Bar Association in 2009.