Partner at LEX Law Offices
Erla S Árnadóttir is among the country’s leading experts in the fields of IP and IT law. She studied corporate law and copyright law at a postgraduate level at the University of Oslo Faculty of Law from 1983 to 1984 and was a grantee at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich from 1988 to 1989. Ms Árnadóttir has practised law since 1984. She joined LEX Law Offices in 2000 and leads the firm’s IP department.
Ms Árnadóttir has dealt with a variety of issues in the fields of IP and IT law. These include the preparation of various IP agreements; protection of the interests of numerous companies, government agencies and individuals regarding the establishment and use of different IP rights; registration of trademark and domain name rights; and litigation arising from breach of copyright, trademark and trade name rights. Ms Árnadóttir has been active in consulting for start-up companies of various kinds and has assisted numerous start-ups with their trademark strategies.
Between 1991 and 2000 Ms Árnadóttir was chair of the Trademarks and Patent Appeals Committee. She is currently a member of the Advisory Committee on Copyright, which advises the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture on copyright matters. She has been a lecturer in IP law at the University of Iceland for many years; she has also written scholarly articles and frequently lectures on IP rights.
Ms Árnadóttir speaks English, Danish and German.