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Acapo AS is a highly specialized Norwegian firm within domestic and international
practice of intellectual property law.
Our services include filing and prosecution of applications for trademarks, patents
and designs, as well as litigation.
Our head office is in Bergen, and we have branch offices in Oslo and Trondheim.
There is great diversity amongst our Norwegian clients. We serve companies in
the fish-farming industry, the offshore oil exploration sector, various sea transportation companies,
businesses within the food industry and in the industry for textile and clothing.
We are also assisting researchers at The Universities of Bergen and Trondheim
in protection of their intellectual property rights.
Further, Acapo handles legal and intellectual property work for many foreign
clients, either directly or through associates.
In our work for clients and associates, we strive for the highest degree of quality,
combined with short turnaround times and sensible pricing.
The most important assets of our firm are our highly qualified professionals
and staff members. Their extensive and varied knowledge enable us to offer meaningful,
in-depth advice, not limited only to the intricate, restricted confines of intellectual
property problems, but also bringing the business perspective into the picture.
The company and our professionals are members of INTA, FICPI, ITMA, The Norwegian
Patent Attorney Association [Norsk Patentingeniørforening], Marques and LESI,
as well as Den Norske Advokatforening [The Norwegian Bar Association].
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03 May 2013
The New Norwegian Board of Appeal for Industrial Property Rights
Until 1.st April this year all decisions from the Norwegian Industrial Property Office (NIPO) could be appealed to the appeal institute “The Second Instance”. From this date the institute was replaced by the new appeal institute “The Norwegian Board of Appeal for Industrial Property Rights” (BoA). The changes are regulated by the amended Act of 22.nd June 2012, no. 58 regulating the organization of the Norwegian Industrial Property Office.
15 January 2013
New EU patent and Court
The EU parliament has passed the establishment of a unitary EU patent, and a court for enforcement thereof. Thus, one will be able to apply for an EU patent and enforce it in the whole of Europe through a single, common judiciary system, without the need for acting through the national courts in each member state. As an EPC member but not EU member Norway is excluded, so EPC applications will still be validated in Norway, and enforced through national Norwegian patent court cases.
12 October 2012
We congratulate Katja Reitan as European patent Attorney
Katja Reitan has just passed the European Qualifying Examination (EQE) and thus the right to the title European Patent Attorney. She is thereby qualified to represent clients before the European Patent Office (EPO) as a professional representative.