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Simonsen Vogt Wiig is a leading business law firm with offices in all major cities in Norway and Singapore. Our 180 lawyers assist all key industries, and build lasting relationships with our clients by combining inbound business acumen and legal expertise in counseling. High quality at all levels to be guiding principles for our business. Through cooperation and availability, we arrange for relevant and effective communication and advice to our clients. We have the capacity to be both specialized and versatile, and expertise to solve the most demanding problems and the major missions.

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The Supreme Court rules on compensation for online trademark infringement

On appeal, the trademark infringement was no longer in dispute. Still, the decision has a fundamental interest in the intellectual property legal space. The judgement deals with principal issues related to compensation claims for trademark infringement where the infringement and alleged damage merely relates to a subpart of the infringer’s ads and turnover. Norgesgjerde and Vindex (the original plaintiffs) claimed total damages and compensation in excess of NOK 10 million. This sum was primarily based on their hypothetical calculations on prior and future alleged losses due to Kystgjerdet’s online ads...

Right of complaint beyond the statutory period of 5 years

All contract legislation in Norway specifies time limits for filing a complaint. Put very simply, a complaint in this context is the process whereby a party to an agreement complains about a defect and asserts a claim within a defined time limit. Once the specified time limit has expired, the right to bring the claim will be lost. The logic behind the rules on complaints is that the parties to an agreement must be able to define the end point of, for example, a sale or delivery. As time passes, the parties must be able to expect that the product or service delivered was of the agreed quality or quantity...

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Simonsen Vogt Wiig contributes Norway chapter to the Chambers Merger Control 2021 Guide

Merger control is an integral part of competition law. The Norwegian Competition Authority (NCA) enforces the Norwegian rules. Notification to the NCA is compulsory prior to closing and implementation of all mergers and acquisitions that bring about a structural «change of control» in the market and exceed the national turnover thresholds (the combined annual turnover in Norway of all the undertakings concerned must exceed NOK 1 billion; and the annual turnover in Norway of each of at least two of the undertakings concerned must exceed NOK 100 million)...

New Partners with Simonsen Vogt Wiig

Thomas Talén joins Simonsen Vogt Wiig’s employment law team from Deloitte. Thomas has extensive expertise within structuring and implementation of various compliance programs, forensic investigations, and handling of whistleblower cases. He also advises national and international clients on acquisitions, restructuring/downsizing as well as individual personnel matters. «The recruitment of Thomas is a great addition to our employment law team and contributes to further strengthen a department in growth. We are very happy to have him joining the SVW team!» Managing Partner Mona Søyland says...

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