A foreign investor in Norway
needs to familiarize himself/herself with the legal provisions concerning confidentiality
. If you open a company in Norway you will need to make sure that you can protect your valuable information. You need to be aware of your rights regarding confidentiality
and to make them explicit when signing contracts or partnerships with other business operators. You can rely on the professional services provided by our law firm in Norway
for any issues regarding the confidentiality
of your business or personal information.
General regulations regarding confidentiality in Norway
According to intellectual property law
and other acts of the Norwegian legislation you are entitled to protection for your personal and business information
. The access to several types of data may be restricted in order to ensure your control on your data. Moreover the legislation gives you the possibility to sign confidentiality agreements
or to include confidentiality clauses
in your contracts, assisted by the Norwegian lawyers
A nondisclosure agreement
assures you that in case the contract is broken by the other party you have the right to bring the issues in court
and ask for compensations. Any nondisclosure agreement
includes a definition of the confidential
information and the mutual obligations of the parties in keeping from public access several types of data.
Our attorneys in Norway
may help you elaborate the confidentiality clause
in your contracts and to help you claim your rights in case such a provision has been neglected by the other party.
Types of information which may enter confidentiality clauses
Apart from patents and other intellectual property, you are allowed to include in the confidentiality clause
any information which might be vital for the advancement and development of your company
, such as special production methods or trade secrets. You are not allowed to include in the nondisclosure agreements
information which is already public, or those data which are already in the possession of both parties.
Another limitation to the confidentiality clause in Norway
refers to the obstruction of the law. You are not allowed to include in confidentiality agreements
information which might need to be disclosed to judiciary inquiry. Please feel free to contact
our Norwegian lawyers
for any help you might need in settling a confidentiality
related dispute or elaborating a nondisclosure agreement in Norway