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Þá hefur Sigurjónsson & Thor verið Top Ranked hjá Chambers and Partners á árunum 2009 – 2019 og hlotið eftirfarandi umsagnir:

2019

What the team is known for: Outstanding IP boutique that has a particular focus on trade mark matters. Advises on trade mark registration and prosecution mandates, with further experience in subsequent infringement cases. Assists with the filing of oppositions on behalf of companies seeking to block the registration of similar marks. Acts for both domestic and international clients and offers substantial expertise in the media and technology sectors.

Strengths: “The team is well equipped to handle matters in an outstanding way, even very complicated issues. I have always felt appreciated as a client, and all matters and strategies are well explained and executed,” states one interviewee.

2018 

What the team is known for: Outstanding IP boutique offering a comprehensive service, ranging from trade mark registration to dispute resolution before the courts in relation to infringement cases and other disputes. Acts for an impressive list of international clients, including Starbucks, PepsiCo and Novartis.

Strengths: One source remarks: “Any enquiries were dealt with efficiently and they provided very good value for money.”

Work highlights Represented Samba in a dispute before the Supreme Court of Iceland relating to the ‘Sushisamba’ trade mark.

Assisted Booking.com with the registration of ‘Booking.com’ as a trade mark following the Patent Office’s initial rejection of the application.

Notable practitioners Clients describe Magnús Haukur Magnússon as “a magnificent trade mark attorney” and value his “experience of the truly international IP and trade mark cases.” On top of his trade mark expertise, he has extensive experience assisting clients with patent and copyright disputes.

Valborg Kjartansdóttir has “good technical awareness” and provides “effective solutions.” She has extensive experience in this area, advising a number of domestic and foreign clients.

2017

What the team is known for: Well-reputed IP boutique regularly assisting major international clients with any issues relating to trade marks, patents and designs. Provides a full-service approach from the registration of trade marks to representation before the courts in relation to infringement cases and other disputes.

Strengths: One client reports: “It is very useful to have someone who has the local knowledge. I felt that they were honest with their advice.”

Another interviewee says that “they did an excellent job” in finding “the best way to protect the client’s interests.”

Notable practitioners: Magnús Haukur Magnússon is described by clients as “a nice, forward-thinking person who is very good at explaining everything.” He is a trade mark expert and experienced litigator, regularly representing the interests of clients before the Patent Office or district courts.

Head of department Valborg Kjartansdóttir has a wealth of experience in this sector and recently assisted Moleskine with the protection of its name as a trade mark. She is highlighted by market commentators as “very responsive” and “very capable.”

2016 

What the team is known for: Excellent IP boutique offering focused expertise on trade mark applications and prosecutions, regularly acting for foreign or international clients on alleged infringements in Iceland. Offers its clients a service covering all stages of registering and protecting rights, from evaluation of IP to representation before the authorities in disputed cases.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “Promptly responds to our requests for information, diligently handles our Iceland-related matters and achieves excellent results.”

“The team is down to earth and just easy to work with. When the lawyers are running cases, their modesty and humble nature means judges respect them and their approach, which really helps.”

2015

What the team is known for: Excellent IP boutique offering focused expertise on trade mark applications and prosecutions, regularly acting for foreign or international clients on alleged infringements in Iceland. Offers its clients a service covering all stages of registering and protecting rights, from evaluation of IP to representation before the authorities in disputed cases.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “Promptly responds to our requests for information, diligently handles our Iceland-related matters and achieves excellent results.”

“The team is down to earth and just easy to work with. When the lawyers are running cases, their modesty and humble nature means judges respect them and their approach, which really helps.”

2014

What the team is known for: Best known for its expertise in trade mark and patent registration. Clients include international household names in the social media, pharmaceutical and automotive industries.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): The lawyers work well as a team and communicate excellently.

2013

Sources say: Extremely responsive and impressive from a technical point of view.” “Switched-on in terms of highlighting local legal issues to international clients.

KEY INDIVIDUALS Magnús Haukur Magnússon is a well-respected litigator. Interviewees praise his knowledge, experience and responsiveness and confirm his position as a leading market player.

Clients enjoy working with Valborg Kjartansdóttir and admire her know-how and dedication. She has particular expertise regarding trade marks and domain names.

2012

Sources say: “The team always offers efficient and impressive assistance.”

THE FIRM: This trade mark boutique attracts national and international clients and encompasses a patent office capable of handling disputes. Recent highlights include successfully representing an international pharmaceutical company in a trade mark dispute. Other long-standing clients include MTV Networks and EMI Group.Trade mark and competition specialist Valborg Kjartansdóttir receives praise from all corners. A client comments: “She is extremely dedicated and finds strategies that work.” Peers commend the trade mark expertise of Magnús Haukur Magnússon. He often represents clients before the district courts and Supreme Court.

2011

This boutique is highly regarded for its strong trade mark practice. It has attracted an impressive clientele, including large international companies, and primarily deals with cross-border mandates. Its major clients include MTV Networks, EMI Group and United Biscuits. The compact team also regularly provides trade mark advice to Icelandic manufacturers exporting their products overseas. Interviewees describe Magnús Haukur Magnússon as “a leading practitioner in the field of trade marks.” He is frequently present acting on trade mark litigation cases. Valborg Kjartansdóttir has dedicated her practice to trade mark questions for over two decades. Sources enthusiastically recommend her work in this area, as well as in domain name issues.

2010

This boutique (Sigurjónsson & Thor ehf.) is praised for its specialisation in trade mark registration both nationally and internationally. It also advises clients on patents, unfair competition and IP litigation. The firm benefits from the long experience of partner Magnús Haukur Magnússon.

2009

This IP boutique has made a name for itself with a successful focus on trade mark and unfair competition matters. It frequently advices Icelandic patent and trade mark owners, and yet the majority of tis work involves assisting international companies with trade mark searches, the registration of trade marks and opposition against trade mark applications. Peers admire the group´s foreign clientele – one of the biggest and most diverse in Iceland – including global giants. The company has two renowned partners, who dedicate themselves entirely to IP matters.

Magnús Haukur Magnússon takes on considerable trade mark, copyright and patents work while Valborg Kjartansdóttir is the country´s only lawyer with over two decades of exclusive experience in trade mark work.