Rune Opdahl is partner in Wiersholm's IPR&TMT team. He specializes in intellectual property law (copyright law, trademark law and patent law), data protection/privacy law, marketing law, IT law, consumer law and contract law. He acts as advieor and litigator for clients in a range of industries, including in the media, technology, e-commerce, pharmaceutical and financial industries.
In the Norwegian Financial Daily's annual lawyers survey, voted by peers, he is two years in a row ranked as one of Norway's top 10 lawyers overall. In the 2020 survey, he is ranked as no. 1 in Data Protection/Privacy and as leading in Intellectual Property Rights & Media. He is also ranked among the experts on Intellectual Property Rights and TMT by Chambers and Partners and by Legal 500.
Mr. Opdahl is member of the board of the secretariat for the Norwegian Organization for Industrial Rights Law and the Norwegian branch of AIPPI. He is also member of the Trademark and Patent Law Committee of the Norwegian Centre for Continuing Legal Education (JUS).
The "extremely knowledgeable" Rune Opdahl advises on copyright, trade mark and patent law, working with clients from a range of sectors including technology and pharmaceuticals. Clients say: "He has the best practical take on data protection that we have ever seen and gave very sound advice".
Partner, Wiersholm, 2015
Senior Associate, Wiersholm, 2012 - 2015
Senior Associate, Wiersholm, 2009 - 2012
Associate, Wiersholm, 2006 - 2009
Cand.Jur, University of Oslo, 2005
Studies in Intellectual Property Law and IT Law, The University of Southampton, 2004
Honours and awards
Intellectual Property - Norway, Chambers Europe , 2020
TMT: Information Technology - Norway , Chambers Europe , 2020
Intellectual Property , The Legal 500, 2020
TMT, The Legal 500 , 2020
Thought Leader - Data, WWL - Who's Who Legal, 2020
Intellectual Property, Chambers Europe, Band 3, 2019
TMT, Chambers Europe, Band 4, 2019
Intellectual Property, Legal 500, Leading Individual, 2019
TMT, Legal 500, Tier 1, 2019