Thomas Hvammen Nicholson
Partner / Lawyer / European Trademark and Design Attorney

Thomas is an experienced IP lawyer, providing legal and strategic advice for clients both in Norway and outside of Norway particularly in relation to filing strategies, prosecution, litigation and negotiations for trade marks and designs.

He has a comprehensive knowledge of Norwegian and EU design and trade mark practice, and represents the Norwegian association FONIP before the Norwegian IPO and the user organization Marques in auditing EUIPO trade mark decisions (SQAP).

Thomas blogs about trade mark news from Norway in the international blog Kluwer Trademark Blog. From March 2021, he is also serving as Vice Chair, Copyright Team, MARQUES.


Advokat, Protector IP AS
2020 -
Advokatfullmektig, Protector IP AS
2015 - 2020
Seniorrådgiver, Design og varemerkeavdelingen, Patenstyret
2005 - 2014
Second National Expert, OHIM
2009 - 2012


Cand. Jur, Universitetet i Oslo
- 2004
Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Spesialfag: Comparative Law, Copyright, Patent Law and International Trade
- 2003

Memberships and duties:

MNA - Den norske advokatforening
INTA - International Trade Mark Association
MARQUES, medlem i Copyright Team
Marques SQAP Team
Bransjerepresentant i arbeidsgruppe med Patentstyret på varemerkeområdet


Vice-Chair, Copyright Team, Marques (2021 - ongoing)
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