Øivind K. Foss

Øivind K. Foss

Senior Associate

Øivind started working at Schjødt in 2014 and primarily assists with dispute resolution, litigation, IP and IT contracts, and general legal advice. He specializes in intellectual property (trademark, patent, copyright), marketing, privacy and media law.

He has extensive experience with dispute resolution before the courts and other authorities, as well as alternative dispute resolution methods such as arbitration, the Norwegian Intellectual Property Office, the Norwegian Board of Appeal for Industrial Property Rights, the Norwegian council dealing with unfair marketing practices, the Norwegian ADR Committee and WIPO ADR. He regularly advises on international disputes. Øivind has prosecuted several high profile cases on copy products before Norwegian courts.

Within contracts, he has extensive experience with research and development, licensing, distribution and IT. He also has experience with the pharma sector, including contracts and regulatory requirements concerning importing and sales of pharmaceuticals.

Before starting at Schjødt, Øivind worked as a research assistant at the University of Oslo Department of Private Law. He also worked five years as IT support at the Unversity of Oslo, and as a trainee at the law firms Schjødt, Wiersholm and Wikborg Rein.

Øivind has written articles and books on intellectual property rights, media law, arbitration, international private law, e-commerce and employment law.


  • Featured as a "Rising Star" in patent law by IP STARS (2018).


  • E-commerce in Norway – Songe-Møller, Jeppe et al., «E-Commerce 2019: Norway», in: Getting the Deal Through: E-Commerce 2019 (Bond, Robert, ed.), London: Law Business Research, 2018, co-author of pp. 86–92.
  • Employment law and public policy – Foss, Øivind K., «Arbeidsrett og ordre public», in: Norsk ordre public som skranke for partsautonomi i internasjonale kontrakter (Cordero-Moss, Giuditta, ed.). Oslo: Universitetsforlaget 2018, pp. 346–389.
  • Domain name blocking in response to copyright infringement – Foss, Øivind K. and Songe-Møller, Jeppe, «File Sharing, Streaming and The Pirate Bay: Nordic Perspectives on Website Blocking», in: 22 C.T.L.R. Computer and Telecommunications Law Review 2 (Rennie, M-T Michèle, ed.), London: Sweet & Maxwell, 2016, pp. 37–41.
  • Legal commentary on Norwegian media ethics rules and case law – Helle, Halvard and Strømme, Vidar, Kommentarutgave til Vær Varsom-plakaten, Oslo: Cappelen Damm Akademisk, 2016, co-author responsible for pp. 108–115, 133–163 and 191–204.


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Master of Laws, UiO

Bachelor of Arts in History, NTNU