Thomas Hagen

Thomas Hagen

Partner, Oslo Download CV Download vCard

Head of IP & Technology practice group

Thomas joined Schjødt in January 2017, and works in the trade and industry group, primarily with intellectual property law (patent, trademark, design and copyright law) and marketing law, as well as dispute resolution and transactions relating to IPR.

He has a Master’s degree in Law from the University of Bergen, where he also worked as a study group supervisor for first year students while he was a student.

Before joining Schjødt, Thomas spent six years working as a lawyer in the law firm Grette, and over two years working as a lawyer at Tandbergs Patentkontor AS. He has also been working as a Deputy Judge at Jæren District Court, and has been an external board member of the Board of Appeal for Industrial Property Rights (KFIR).

Thomas is also an external examiner of elective subjects and Master’s theses at the University of Bergen. He has acted in several cases in the courts of law, both district courts and courts of appeal. In addition, he has substantial experience from prosecuting cases in front of the Norwegian Industrial Property Office (NIPO) and KFIR. 

Thomas works with clients within the oil, gas and supply industry; life science, biotech, food and health industries; mechanical industry; fishery and aquaculture; and textile and furniture industry.

Practice areas

Halvor Manshaus and Thomas Hagen at Schjødt are the go to guys for tough IP matters. Their results speak for themselves. Legal 500

About Thomas

Rankings

  • 2022

    Other key lawyer and Recommended - Legal 500

  • 2022

    Recommended Individuals: prosecution and strategy - WTR

  • 2022

    Thomas Hagen is "an experienced IP lawyer with a commercial mindset and practical approach to the situation." - Legal 500

  • 2022

    “Thomas played a crucial role in the timely closing of a matter; thanks to his consensus-driven approach, he was able to find common ground between seven project participants, which was absolutely vital to success,” - WTR, reports one interviewee.

  • 2021

    Other key lawyer and Recommended - Legal 500

  • 2021

    "Thomas Hagen is an experienced IP lawyer with a commercial mindset and practical approach to any situation. He has the ability to evaluate difficult situations and provide clear, well-founded and precise advice suitable for our needs." - Legal 500

  • 2021

    "The team from Schjodt, with Thomas Hagen and Halvor Manshaus, are experts with experience, and they win!" - Legal 500

  • 2021

    "Thomas Hagen, a rising star on the Norwegian patent litigation scene. “Thomas and Halvor’s precision, experience and preparedness make the difference. It is rare to encounter this level of winning experience, professionalism and commitment to success.” - IAM Patent 1000

  • 2021

    "Halvor and Thomas are always ahead of schedule and precise, and their level of preparation truly makes the difference. Their commitment to success is a rare sight." - WTR1000

  • 2021

    Rising Star - IP Stars 2020/2021

  • 2020

    Recommended - Legal 500

  • 2020

    WTR1000 - "Dynamic duo Halvor Manshaus and Thomas Hagen have broad practices encompassing each stage of a trademark’s lifecycle".

  • 2020

    WTR1000 - "Hagen capitalises on his unique insights when constructing impenetrable arguments".

  • 2020

    Rising Star - IP Stars 2019/2020

  • 2019

    IP STARS, trademark editorial, "The partners are supported by a team of junior lawyers, most notably Thomas Hagen."

  • 2018

    IP STARS, trademark editorial, "The advice we receive from Schjødt is clear, well-founded and precise. We would strongly recommend Thomas for all kinds of issues concerning IPR, says a client."

  • 2018

    Rising Star - IP Stars 2017/2018

  • 2019

    Rising Star - IP Stars 2018/2019

Education

  • 2008

    Master of Laws, University of Bergen

Publications

  • 2022

    Co-author, Commentary on the Norwegian Patents Act, Karnov Group Norway (2022)