Christoffer Vedal
Partner / Lawyer / Head of Legal Department

Attorney at Law specialized in legal and strategic consulting in all aspects of intellectual property.

Christoffer Vedal largely works with legal and strategic consulting for Norwegian and foreign companies including establishing, managing and enforcing intellectual property rights. He has vast experience from both prosecution work such as trademark clearance, IP Due Diligence, trademark applications before Norwegian and foreign trademark authorities as well as court proceedings in Norway.

Christoffer assists several multinational companies with clearing and securing trade marks in Norway, EU and internationally, managing global trade mark portfolios and all levels of enforcement and litigation within trademark, patent, design, copyright, marketing law. Moreover, he assists clients with customs surveillance, customs related issues and online brand protection. He is dedicated to combating piracy - evidenced by his role as chairman of the NACG - Norwegian Anti Counterfeit Group. Christoffer is also appointed to the European Subcommittee of INTA’s public awareness initiative – Unreal Campaign - designed to educate teenagers about the importance of trademarks, intellectual property, and dangers of counterfeit products.

Recommended individual in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 - WTR1000 World’s Leading Trademark Professionals:

“Practice leader “Christoffer Vedal is highly recommended to anyone looking for prompt helpful and commercially sound advice.”

Brand owners find Christoffer Vedal “extremely approachable and friendly, clearly very knowledgeable and technically very good. His service levels are outstanding – he is very responsive and his communication is clear and prompt.”

Career:

Lawyer, Protector IP AS
2015 -
Associate Lawyer, Protector IP AS
2009 - 2015
Advisor - Design and Trademark Department, Norwegian Industrial Property Office
2005 - 2009

Education:

Cand. Jur. University of Oslo
1998 - 2004
University of Copenhagen - Intellectual Property Law in an International Context, European E-commerce law, International Commercial Disputes, Negotiation and Dispute Resolution, EU-law
2003 - 2004

Memberships and duties:

MNA – The Norwegian Bar Association
NACG - Norwegian Anti Counterfeit Group
INTA - International Trade Mark Association
AIPPI - International Association for Protection of Intellectual Property
PTMG - Pharmaceutical Trademarks Group
FICPI - Fédération Internationale de Conseils en Propriété Industrielle
MARQUES - The Association of European Trade Mark Owners