Thomas Hagen


Thomas Hagen. Photo.
Head of IP & Technology

Thomas is a partner with focus on intellectual property within various industries. He is also the head of our IP & Technology Practice Group and a member of our Industry Department. His principal areas of work are in IP disputes, negotiations, license agreements, technology heavy M&As and commercial contracts. Thomas works mainly with patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets, as well as marketing law. He frequently advises on many of the largest and most complex IP issues, representing clients within the oil, gas and supply industry; life sciences, biotech, food and health; mechanical industry; fishery and aquaculture; and textile, furniture and sports industries.

Thomas has been a lawyer since 2008 and joined Schjødt in 2017. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Law of University of Bergen. Thomas has vast experience from courts, the Norwegian Board of Appeal for Industrial Property Rights (KFIR), law firms and IP firms. He is ranked as a rising star, leading and recommended individual in international rankings, including Chambers and Legal 500, MIP IP Stars, IAM Patent 1000 and World Trademark Review 1000.


  • 2023

    Up and Coming, Intellectual Property - Chambers & Partners Global
  • 2023

    Bronze individual, enforcement and litigation - World Trademark Review
  • 2020 - 2023

    Recommended individual, prosecution and strategy - World Trademark Review
  • 2020 - 2023

    Bronze individual, Litigation - IAM Patent 1000
  • 2021 - 2022

    Key lawyer and Recommended - Legal 500
  • 2018 - 2022

    Rising Star - IP Stars 2021/2022
  • 2020 - 2022

    Recommended individual, Litigation - IAM Patent 1000


  • 2008

    Master of Laws, University of Bergen


  • 2022

    Co-author, Commentary on the Norwegian Patents Act, Karnov Group Norway
  • 2021

    Co-author, Commentary on the Norwegian Designs Act, Gyldendal Rettsdata