The advertising industry

For almost 100 years, Bull & Co has figured among the leading law firms in advertising law, and has provided assistance to the country’s largest advertising agencies.  This is still the case, and our commitment to the operators in this industry will remain one of the most important points of focus for us in times to come.

We assist large and medium-sized Norwegian and foreign advertising agencies and advertisers.    We also advise owners of large international social media, media companies, start-up companies, TV and film producers, international brands, etc. on dealing with the current Norwegian rules on marketing, trademark use, design law and copyright.

Through our international network of lawyers, GALA, we work with experts in the field of advertising and marketing law the world over.

We assist among other things with issues relating to:

  • Preliminary assessments of texts, images and other mediums in advertising campaigns, at all stages from the drawing board to questions pertaining to freedom of expression, copyright and the Marketing Act
  • Advertising aimed at consumers (direct marketing, advertising aimed at children, sweepstakes, contests, deceptive marketing, etc.)
  • Food labelling, cosmetics etc.
  • Unfair imitation and copying
  • Dispute resolution and litigation, including complaints to the Consumer Ombudsman, the Advertising Standards Authority, the Competition Commission, the Conciliation Board and the courts

Brilliant results in The Legal 500 for 2020

The insurance team make its first appearance in the rankings with a blast at Tier 2, the Technology, Media and Telecom team climbs from Tier 3 to Tier 2, and Public Procurement enters with a solid Tier 3 ranking. Bull & Co is gaining recognition with its two new team...

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New legislation regarding medical devices postponed

The EU Commission will be postponing the implementation of new regulations regarding medical devices for one year. The rules will become effective as Norwegian law without revisions, and the planned implementation was in May of this year. It now looks like it will be...

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Chambers Europe 2020 – TMT moves up

Chambers Europe has published its ratings for 2020, and we are particularly pleased that the TMT team moves up from Band 4 to Band 3. In addition, we are pleased that Kristian Foss is joined by Stian Sørensen Schilvold in Band 4 on the individual ratings. Jan Morten...

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Emergency measures – legal update Norway

Businesses in Norway and all around the world are now put under severe pressure du to the crisis caused among others by the Corona virus, and for Norway, the severe fall in the oil price. Below we will focus on a few of the issues that needs to be considered as an...

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