María Kristjánsdóttir

Senior Associate at LEX Law Offices

María Kristjánsdóttir is an attorney at law at LEX Law Offices and the deputy managing director of LEX’s subsidiary, IP boutique GH Sigurgeirsson IP. Ms Kristjansdottir has several years’ experience in IP law, specifically in all areas of trademarks. She has extensive experience in providing legal and strategic advice to domestic and foreign clients.

Ms Kristjansdottir’s practice focuses on providing advice on registrability, filing and prosecuting applications and overseeing clients’ domestic and international portfolios. Additionally, Ms Kristjansdottir works closely with clients to draft IP strategies and in conducting IP due diligence. She also has vast experience in the preparation of coexistence and licence agreements. Further, she is highly skilled in negotiations and dispute resolution in all areas of IP law and unfair competition and has handled various matters before the Icelandic courts, the Icelandic Patent Office and the Consumer Agency.

Among Ms Kristjansdottir’s main clients are large corporations in the fields of telecommunications, tourism, pharmaceuticals, food production and governmental organisations.

In addition to IP law, Ms Kristjansdottir has wide-ranging experience in data protection matters and holds a CIPP/E certification as an information privacy professional. Ms Kristjansdottir is an active member of INTA, in particular as a member of the Data Protection Committee.

Ms Kristjansdottir holds an LLM from Reykjavik University and an LLM in international business and trade law from Fordham University. She joined LEX in 2008.

Professional associations

  • INTA
  • PTMG

Sample client list

  • Coca-Cola European Partners Iceland
  • Fisheries Iceland
  • Iceland Oil
  • MS Iceland Dairies
  • Promote Iceland
  • Reykjavik Energy
  • Vodafone Iceland

Firm details

LEX Law Offices
Borgartun 26
Reyjavik 105

Contact details

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