Tom Tysbo is a lawyer and primarily works with legal and strategic consulting for Norwegian and foreign companies in connection with developing, establishing, managing and enforcing their intellectual property rights.
Based on his extensive experience with trademark and design law, Tom regularly works as a consultant in developing new trademarks in the form of names and visual identities. He has many years of experience with conflict management and has litigated numerous civil cases in the courts.
Tom has an extensive and close collaboration with leading creative environments in name development, design and marketing communication, and is a permanent consultant in trademark and design questions for a number of Norway's largest companies. He also assists with internal company training of IPR managers.
He has developed a tool for name development processes that electronically generates names at www.trademarkfactory.no, and he has published "From ™ to ® On the protection and management of trademarks", an introduction to trademark protection laws.
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Cand. Jur. (Candidate of Law), University of Oslo (1982)
Special subjects: copyright and trademark law.
Lawyer and partner at Protector IP AS (2005- )
Lawyer at Onsagers AS (1998-2005)
Lawyer at Bryns Patentkontor AS (1996-1998)
Partner with the Tysbo & Sand ANS firm of lawyers (1989-1996)
Associate Lawyer with the Skjerve-Nielssen firm of lawyers (1985-1989)
Police Superintendent at the Haugesund Police Station (1985)
Legal Consultant/Office Manager at the Norwegian Competition Authority (1984-1985)
Legal Consultant with the Board for the Protection of Industrial Property (The Norwegian Industrial Property Office) (1983-1984)
Membership and commissions
MNA - The Norwegian Bar Association
NPF - The Norwegian Association of Patent Engineers
NIR - The Norwegian Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property
AIPPI - The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property
PTMG - The Pharmaceutical Trademarks Group
INTA - The International Trademark Association
FICPI - Fédération Internationale de Conseils en Propriété Industrielle
NACG - Norwegian Anti Counterfeit Group
MARQUES - The Association of European Trade Mark Owners