Head of Legal at Onsagers AS
Ann-Cathrin Hoel is a senior partner at Onsagers and has worked in intellectual property since 1989. Her extensive experience has been gained through her work in private practice as well as an in-house counsel, an IP consultant and a legal counsel at the Norwegian Industrial Patent Office.
Her seven years as the head of the IP department of an international pharmaceutical corporation and four years as head of the IP department of a telecommunication company mean that she brings invaluable, client-side industry experience to Onsagers. She understands intellectual property from a business perspective and has extensive knowledge in handling IP portfolios.
Ms Hoel specialises in the protection and management of IP rights, and advises in a range of subject matters, including general and strategic trademark counselling, developing and implementing trademark protection strategies, infringement issues, litigation and dispute resolution. She also has strong knowledge in drafting licensing, co-existence and research and development agreements and has considerable experience conducting IP due diligence.