Anders Ervin Solberg

Attorney at Law at Onsagers AS
Ranked in Norway
WTR Research

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

Bronze - Individuals: enforcement and litigation

“Deserving of the highest praise, Onsagers has a prominent roster of clients and handles all of its matters with utmost professionalism.” With trademark attorneys and attorneys at law under one roof, it is no mere filing shop, but serves as vital strategic and business partner from the earliest stages of product and brand ideation to commercial success and beyond. Heading up the legal department, Ann-Cathrin Hoel has held several senior positions in heavyweight pharmaceutical and technology companies. She knows what flies with the C-suite and her advice goes into just the right amount of detail. “Quick, sharp and great to collaborate with, Thomas Gaarder-Olsen is exceptional at handling portfolios.” As examples, he manages the marks of three Orkla subsidiaries on a global scale; files for Schlumberger, the world’s top oilfield services provider; and devises strategies for the Norwegian Fashion Hub. Proficient on both sides of the contentious divide, Anders Ervin Solberg is Huawei and Telenor’s trademark guardian of choice. He recently concluded a decade-long opposition proceeding at the EUIPO for the latter, to great success. Tenacious litigator Eirik Rødsand has spent 20 years at the IP coalface and has an all-encompassing knowledge of patents, design and marketing law.

Anders Ervin Solberg's Profile

Anders Ervin Solberg is an attorney at law specialised in patent, trademark and design protection. His main focus is on assisting clients with the defence of their intellectual property by, among other things, filing applications, drafting licensing agreements, resolving conflicts, developing IP strategies and handling legal proceedings. Mr Solberg’s practice also covers work contracts, confidentiality agreements, employee incidents and cooperation agreements, as well as cases of piracy, temporary ban, customs confiscation and destruction of goods.

Mr Solberg works closely with his clients, whether Norwegian or international, as an active adviser and discussion partner. Committed to aligning his clients’ IP portfolios with their overall strategic business goals, he responds to inquiries quickly and ensures that the IP budget is used cost-effectively and to the desired effect.

Mr Solberg’s clients span the shipping and maritime, electric power and electronics, food, sport and leisure, media and entertainment, and renewable energy industries.

Mr Solberg routinely runs workshops and programmes to teach clients how intellectual property can be used to raise a company’s competitive edge. In addition, he assists in advising and enforcing all types of IP rights. Using a practical approach to clients’ challenges, he offers constructive advice within the corporate environment. He also frequently conducts IP due diligence and portfolio audits.

Mr Solberg has gained extensive experience in procedures before both district and appellate courts, as well as in counselling and conflict resolution.

Firm Profile

Onsagers AS is a leading full-service specialised IP firm and IP strategy adviser in Norway, acting globally with our dedicated international IP team.

With 70 years of practice, Onsagers is one of the longest-established, largest and leading IP firms in Norway. Our objective is to be your privileged partner for the protection, management and exploitation of your intellectual property. Through open dialogue and clear-cut advice, combined with modern technology, updated services and a cost-conscious approach, Onsagers offers premium quality IP support.

We prepare, manage and secure European Patent Office (EPO) applications as part of our full-service offering for all IP legal matters. As Norway’s largest top-tier IP law firm, we have worked on some of the world’s biggest, highest-profile and most complex IP litigation cases.

We have handled and prosecuted cases in over 140 different jurisdictions and we employ more technical PhD graduates than any other law firm in Norway. All this gives us an unrivalled knowledge base and technical capability.

But these are not the only reasons clients instruct us to handle their EPO applications. We have also developed a singular approach to the way we work. This promotes predictability over uncertainty and cost-efficiency over ambiguity.

The Onsagers approach

Onsagers gives professional, clear-cut advice with a practical, no-nonsense approach. The firm has an innovative outlook and its dynamic and proactive team of professionals provides up-to-date services.

Our approach to intellectual property is to deliver value aligned with the business strategy. We know that protecting intellectual property is expensive and, accordingly, we always focus on things that really add value to the bottom line in the long run.

Our professionals always take pride in understanding their clients’ individual and business needs, and in providing quality services in a timely manner at competitive prices.

IP competence

We employ more technical PhD graduates than any other IP law firm in Norway and have a highly competent legal department. We have extensive knowledge of most industries and particular in-depth knowledge of the pharmaceuticals, bio-tech, oil and gas, and shipping industries. Having industry teams consisting of engineers and lawyers ensures that all relevant aspects are covered, and brings quality, cost and strategic benefits.

By employing more former Norwegian Patent Office examiners than any other Norwegian IP firm, we can guarantee that we know what matters when it comes to prosecuting our clients’ applications. We also work closely with our local and international IP network that has been built over 70 years on trust and mutual benefit.


Onsagers’ clients benefit from clear-cut, pragmatic advice and a personal, ‘hands-on’ approach to managing cases.

International IP experts in Norway

Onsagers’ dedicated international IP team offers a one-stop shop, where attorneys at law and European patent attorneys with extensive international experience work in close collaboration.

Our international team has comprehensive experience in trademark and patent prosecution, enforcement, including customs seizures, passing off and unfair competition cases, as well as trademark and patent infringement and validity cases, some of which have attracted international attention. We will give you the best professional and cost-efficient advice for your intellectual property in Norway.

Our team members’ vast experience has been gained from working at the Norwegian Industrial Property Office, as well as from representing Norway at WIPO, the EPO and Nordic Baltic IP Committees. This ensures that our insight into Norwegian IP practice remains current and that we can provide efficient advice and elaborate the best strategy for your IP rights.

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