Rulings 2017

On the establishment of colour as a trademark

Supreme Court judgment of 11 December 2017, HR-2017-2356-A (case no. 2017/1062), civil appeal, appeal against judgment  GlaxoSmithKline AS (Counsel Ida Elisabeth Gjessing) v. Sandoz A/S, Novartis Norge AS (Counsel Thomas Gaarder-Olsen)

Temporary loss of prostitution income was not recoverable

Supreme Court judgment of 8 December 2017, HR-2017-2352-A (case no. 2017/691), civil case, appeal against judgment   I. A and others (Counsel Karoline Henriksen) v. H and others (Counsel Øystein Storrvik and Øyvind Sterri) II. H (Counsel Storrvik) v. C and others (Counsel Karoline Henriksen) III. I (Counsel Øyvind Sterri) v. B and others (Counsel Karoline Henriksen) IV. J (Counsel Øyvind Sterri...

Catching of snow crab in the Loophole was punishable

Supreme Court judgment of 29 November 2017, HR-2017-2257-A, (case no. 2017/1570), criminal case, appeal against judgment. I. A (Counsel Per S. Johannessen) v. The public prosecution authority (Senior public prosecutor Lars Fause) II. Arctic Fishing (Counsel Oddbjørn Slinning) v. The public prosecution authority (Senior public prosecutor Lars Fause)

The validity of a road project where no impact assessment had been made

Supreme Court judgment 28 November 2017, HR-2017-2247-A, (case no. 2017/426), civil case, appeal against judgment. Reinøy reindeer grazing district, Margareth Anni Hansen, Herolf Andreas Hansen, Audhild Helene Hansen, Sigrunn Merete Hansen (Counsel Knut Helge Hurum) v. The County Authority of Troms (Counsel Johan Fredrik Remmen represented by the Regional Roads Office (Counsel Pål Martin Abell)

The copyright in the film car Il Tempo Gigante

Supreme Court judgment of 15 November 2017, HR-2017-2165-A (case no. 2017/542), civil case, appeal against judgment Kari and Kjell Aukrust's foundation - the Aukrust Foundation (Counsel Are Stenvik) Hunderfossen Familiepark AS (Counsel Aslak Runde) v. Caprino Filmcenter AS (Counsel Rune Ljostad and Targe Brigt A. Skoghøy)

Issuance of travel documents for refugees can be denied if there is doubt about the applicant's identity

Supreme Court judgment HR-2017-2078-A, (case no. 2017/670), civil case, appeal against judgment The state represented by the Immigration Appeals Board (Attorney General represented by Anders Wilhelmsen) v. A B C Self-help for Immigrants and Refugees (intervener) (Counsel Mads Andenæs) Norwegian Organisation for Asylum Seekers (intervener) (Counsel Anders Christian Stray Ryssdal) The UN High...

Visitation rights after removal of child from custody

Supreme Court judgment of 23 October 2017, HR-2017-2015-A (case no. 2017/614), civil case, appeal against judgment I. A (Counsel Torhild Holth) v. The municipality of Oslo (City Advocate Tomasz Edsberg) II. B (Counsel Øystein Storrvik) v. The municipality of Oslo (City Advocate Tomasz Edsberg)

Contact ban with reverse violence alarm

Supreme Court judgment of 28 September 2017, HR-2017-1840-A, (case no. 2017/867), criminal case, appeal against judgment  A (Counsel Marius O. Dietrichson) v. The public prosecution authority (Public prosecutor Nina M. Prebe)

Punishment for corruption abroad

Supreme Court judgment of 15 September 2017, HR-2017-1776-A, (case no. 2017/674), criminal case, appeal against judgment. A (Counsel Arild Dyngeland) v. Public Prosecution Authority (Public prosecutor Helen Bærug Hansen)

Jurisdiction and choice of law in bankruptcy proceedings

Surpeme Court judgment of 28 June 2017, HR-2017-1297-A, (case no. 2017/445), civil case, appeal against judgment and (case no. 2017/474), civil case, appeal against order. ING Bank N.V. (Counsel Henning Harborg and Counsel Peder Alvik Sanengen) v. The Bankruptcy estate of Bergen Bunkers AS (Counsel Kristoffer Larsen Rognvik) (Assisting counsel: Egil Horstad)

Open tender cooperation prohibited under the Competition Act

Supreme Court judgment of 22 June 2017, HR-2017-1229-A, (case no. 2015/1026), civil case, appeal against judgment Ski Taxi SA, Follo Taxi SA, Ski Follo Taxidrift AS (Counsel Stephan L. Jervell) v. The state repr. by the Competition Authority (Attorney General repr. by Counsel Pål Wennerås)

Breivik's appeal turned down

Decision of the Supreme Court's Appeals Selection Committee of 8 June 2017. Anders Behring Brevik (Counsel Øystein Storvik) v. The state repr. by the Ministry of Justice and Police Security (Attorney General repr. by Fredrik Sejersted.

On human trafficking for forced labour at Norwegian garden centres

Supreme Court judgment of 7 June 2017, HR-2017-1124-A (case no. 2017/318), criminal case, appeal against judgment A (Counsel John Christian Elden) v. The public prosecution authority (Public prosecutor Cecilie Schløsser Møller) B (Counsel Øystein Storrvik) v. The public prosecution authority (Public prosecutor Cecilie Schløsser Møller) Counsel for the aggrieved parties: Arne Gunnar Aas

Refugee status denied

Supreme Court judgment of 17 March 2017, HR-2017-569-A, (case no. 2016/1379), civil case, appeal against judgment A (Counsel Dag Holmen), Norwegian Organisation for Asylum Seekers (NOAS) (intervener) (Counsel Terje Einarsen) v. The state repr. by the Immigration Appeal Board (Attorney General repr. by Counsel Jørgen Vangsnes)