Contact information

Ann-Cathrin Hoel
Manager Business Development, IP and Sustainability/ Senior partner

Phone: (+47) 24 00 37 30
Cellphone: (+47) 97 17 73 52


Ann-Cathrin has worked in Intellectual Property for more than 25 years. As well as being an experienced IP practitioner, she has extensive experience as an in-house lawyer, IP consultant and legal counsel at NIPO (Norwegian Patent Office).

She brings invaluable, client-side industry experience to Onsagers, having worked in-house as head of IP department in an international pharmaceutical corporation for 7 years and as head of IP department in a telecommunication company for 4 years. She therefore understands IP from a business perspective, and has extensive knowledge in handling IP portfolios.

Ann-Cathrin is currently listed in the World Trademark Review as a leading trademark professional in Norway.

Key Experience

Ann-Cathrin specializes in the protection and management of IP rights, and advises in a range of subject matters, including general and strategic trademark counseling, developing and implementing trademark protection strategies, infringement issues, litigation and dispute resolution. Ann-Cathrin also has strong knowledge in drafting licensing, co-existence and R&D agreements and has considerable experience from due diligence proceedings.

Articles, Publications, Speeches

Ann-Cathrin has worked on the education of business managers in IP awareness as well as IP strategy and related topics. She is a regular guest lecturer and conference speaker.

Career History

2023- d.d.: Onsagers, Manager Business Development, IP and Sustainability/ Senior partner

2005 – 2022: Onsagers, Director Legal Department and partner

2002 – 05: Onsagers, Attorney at law

1999 – 02: Telenor, Head of IP Department

1992 – 97: Nycomed Amersham, Head of Corporate Trademark Department

1989 – 92: NIPO, Legal counsel


1983 – 1988 Cand. Jur (Master of Law) University of Oslo,