Kathrine Kjendlie

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

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“Proactive, professional and responsive” is the verdict on Onsagers. “It always delivers on its promises, in terms of both time and quality. By listening to its advice on which brands to prioritise, we have even reduced the costs needed to protect our rights,” comments one satisfied client. The stacked outfit combines the strengths of trademark attorneys and attorneys at law to deliver a comprehensive offering; rather than positioning itself as external counsel, it takes pride in serving as a strategic business partner through close cooperation with patrons. Epitomising this approach is department head Ann-Cathrin Hoel, whose rich industry insight gained at prominent pharmaceutical and technology companies informs her every move. She knows exactly what businesses need, gets right to the heart of the issue at hand and gives clear-cut advice as a result. “Creative, hands-on and a genuinely nice person”, Thomas Gaarder-Olsen is “everything you want and expect from a good trademark lawyer”. He maintains a varied practice; much like Anders Ervin Solberg, who has been handling and enforcing marks for Arcus – the largest producer and distributor of liquor and wine in the Nordics – both locally and worldwide. “Anders is a legal rock star and a phenomenal litigator with a sharp tactical mind. He is amazing at analysing cases and gives great advice.” A force to be reckoned with in contentious scenarios, Eirik Rødsand leverages two decades of experience to secure crisp results. Joining the group in the guide this year are newcomers Ulrikke Asbøll and Kathrine Kjendlie. Senior partner Asbøll is no stranger to high-profile work, having recently drafted the worldwide filing strategy for Elopak; while “Kjendlie is super-knowledgeable and excellent to work with. She is responsive, reliable and easy to communicate with”.

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