Karine Mathisen, Trademark and design attorney, AWA Oslo, Norway

Karine Mathisen

Associate Lawyer

Karine is a European Trademark and Design Attorney. She has extensive experience with intellectual property law after more than twelve years working at the Norwegian Industrial Property Office (NIPO) as a Lawyer.

Contact information

Visiting address:

Drammensveien 151
0277 Oslo, Norway

Extended profile

Karine handled both design and trademark matters as a Senior Legal Advisor at the NIPO. She represented the Office and Norway at international meetings organised by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

As an Associate Lawyer at AWA, she assists clients with all areas of intellectual property including strategy, negotiations and contracts, pre-searching, conflicts and assignment.


  • Agreements
  • Branding
  • Design
  • IP Strategy
  • Marketing law
  • Oppositions
  • SPCs - Supplementary Protection Certificates
  • Trademarks


  • English
  • Norwegian

Prior experience

  • Senior Legal Advisor, The Norwegian Industrial Property Office, 2010-2022


  • Master of Law (LL.M), Intellectual Property Law and Policy, University of Washington, Seattle, USA, 2009
  • Master of Law (Cand. Jur), University of Oslo, Norway, 2005


  • European Trademark and Design Attorney