Bente Holmvang focuses on commercial law, with a particular emphasis on intellectual property law (trademark and domain names, design, copyright law) and marketing law. Bente advises many companies, particularly within trade and industry, on issues related to this specialty area. She has extensive litigation experience and has pleaded cases on behalf of several major international brands, including in anti-piracy actions. Bente is the Vice President of The Norwegian Board of Fair Competition Practices.

In addition, Bente has extensive experience within estate planning and probate law, and she acts for several charitable organizations in an advisory capacity and as a litigator. She also has experience with inheritance and inheritance tax issues relating to the transfer of copyrights.

Bente is the business manager and director of foundations focusing on arts and culture.

She is Norway’s representative in the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA).

Awards and rankings

The rating agency Chambers and Partners describes her as follows: “Bente Holmvang of Bull & Co acts for high-profile social media, FMCG and manufacturing businesses. Sources say they are ‘impressed with her work.’ Her competencies include copyright and anti-counterfeit law.”In addition, the rating agency The Legal 500 refers to her as a “trade mark and anti-counterfeit and design expert” and recommends her within Intellectual property.


  • 1982
    Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of Oslo

Work experience

  • 1995–
    Partner, Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS
  • 1990–1995
    Senior Associate, Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS
  • 1987–1990
    Head of Division, Ministry of Justice
  • 1985–1987
    Deputy Judge, the Office of the District Judge in Larvik
  • 1983–1985
    Executive Officer, Ministry of Justice, Police Department

Publications and talks

Lectures on the Foundation Course in Trademark and Design Protection organised by the Norwegian Industrial Property Office