Lyngháls 4
110 Reykjavík

Ólafur Ragnarsson, Attorney at Law and European Patent Attorney

00354 588 1817


Patice is a full service IP law firm and one of the leading firms in its field in Iceland. Our team of highly qualified professionals has extensive experience in all subject areas relating to the protection of intellectual property rights. We represent a wide range of clients from all over the world, from small enterprises to multinational corporations.

Patice services include the registration and assignment of patents, trademarks and design, trademark and patent searches, European Patent validation in Iceland, copyright cases, infringement, IP consulting and litigation. PATICE attorneys have vast experience in protecting and enforcing IP rights and offer expert legal advice, contract drafting and negotiation in IP matters.

Patice was established in 1985 by Mr. Ólafur Ragnarsson, Attorney at Law and European Patent Attorney. Prior to that, he had practiced as a lawyer in the law firm of his father, Mr. Ragnar Ólafsson. Mr. Ragnarsson was the chairman of the Association of Icelandic Patent and Trademark Attorneys from 1985 to 2000 and has been exclusively engaged in IP matters for over 25 years.

The handling of trademark and design cases is under the supervision of Mr. Ragnarsson. The supervision of patent cases relating to procedure, formal and substantive subject matter is in the hands of Mr. Aðalsteinn Emilsson Ph. D. and European Patent Attorney, former head of the Patent Department of the Icelandic Patent Office. Mr. Emilsson’s experience in patent matters from the Patent Office ensures the quality of our patent services.

The validation of European Patents in Iceland is supervised by Ms. Hanna María Harðardóttir, IP Administrator. Ms. Harðardóttir has a Bachelor’s degree in Icelandic and is completing a training program in Intellectual Property Rights at the University of Iceland.

Professional Standard and Membership
Domestic: The Icelandic Bar Association, The Association of Icelandic Patent and Trademark Attorneys.

Ethics: Code of Ethics for the members of the Association of Icelandic Patent and Trademark Attorneys and the Icelandic Bar Association. Code of Ethics for the members of FICPI.

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