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Marte Thorsby


CMS Kluge
Bryggegata 6
NO-0250 Oslo
PO Box 1548 Vika
NO-0117 Oslo
Languages Norwegian, English

Marte Thorsby is an experienced IP lawyer with strong commercial skills. Marte has been head of IFPI Norway since 2006, representing international and domestic record producers in lobbying, public and legal affairs covering the Norwegian market. She has been central in restructuring, streamlining and adapting the music industry to a purely digital market.

Marte is an advanced practitioner within the broad IP area, in addition to being an advanced advisor within the copyright field, she is heavily engaged within patent, trademark, design and market law. She has an advanced expertise in establishing, maintaining and enforcing IP rights.

Marte has comprehensive board experience, both as Chairman and board member for several companies and organizations. She has broad experience within communications and public affairs.

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Relevant experience

  • 2021 - Partner, Kluge Advokatfirma
  • 2006 - 2020 Managing Director and National Group Director, IFPI Norway (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry)
  • 2000 - 2006 Lawyer/associate, Advokatfirmaet Grette DA
  • 1998 - 2000 Management Consultant, Ernst & Young Management Consulting
  • 1997 - 1998 Associate, Ernst & Young, tax department
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Memberships & Roles

  • 2006 - Gramo: Deputy Chairman of the Board
  • 2008 - Norwaco: Deputy Chairman of the Board
  • 2006 - Spellemann AS: Chairman of the Board
  • 2010- Arthaus: Board member

President of International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA).
Has been member of the Norwegian Bar Associations Law Committee for Intellectual Property and Marketing Law.
Member of the licensing committee of the international record producers of IFPI. National group director for IFPI Norway.

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Lectures list

Marte has held several lectures nationally and internationally. She has been a lecturer at NYU on The Scandinavian Music Industry and the digital transformation, she has been a lecturer several times for JUS (Jurist Education Center) within Copyright, for BI (Norwegian Business School) on copyright and the music industry, infringement and enforcement, for several companies and organisations on copyright related issues and the legal framework for the Music industry in Norway.

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  • 1998 University of Oslo, Cand. Jur.
  • 1996 Griffith University (Australia), Exchange semester, legal subjects; IP, international privacy law, environmental law
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