The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise.
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“When instructing Bugge Valentin, you are guaranteed a friendly, diligent service and the best possible legal advice.” Its practitioners have been working closely together for many years and come steeped in industry knowledge; while they just set up Norway’s first and only IP and tech boutique in early 2020, peers are already remarking on its rapid upwards trajectory. High-profile companies such as Orifarm have recently engaged it for the administration of all of its trademark matters, including those acquired from Takeda Pharma. Taking the lead on this matter, Christian Kragelund has also been busy navigating the US and Asian markets for KiteDanmark, formulating a global prosecution strategy aimed at protecting all of its major brands. “Christian is a rarity on the market,” observes one peer. “He is so pragmatic, centred and just overall brilliant. Christian approaches matters in a positive and friendly way, but still has a sense of gravitas about him.” Another key asset for Orifarm, Jens Jakob Bugge is “a talented litigator with impressively in-depth knowledge of previous case law. He understands clients’ businesses very well and is a tough opponent in the courtroom”. Bugge has had a busy year representing several industry heavyweights, and recently went out to bat for Abacus Medicine in three separate disputes before the Maritime and Commercial High Court concerning the interpretation of the Falsified Medicines Directive, which have now been referred to the CJEU. Fellow name partner Anders Valentin is “one of the calmest, most strategic litigators in Denmark. He is super-analytical, speaks with great authority and has a very impressive style. Also, his advice is super pragmatic and cost-conscious”.