This memorandum is intended to provide information on measures undertaken by the Icelandic government in response to disruption of businesses on account of the SARSCoV2 virus. The memo will be updated as the occasion arises. Status as on Tuesday 31 March 2020 On 31 March 2020, the Icelandic Parliament (Althingi) passed amendments to various laws in order to implement the government´s announced measures in response to COVID-19. The following is a brief overview of the said amendments, primarily focused don the business environment. 1) Amendments to the Act No 45/1987, on the Withholding of Public Levies at Source. Deferral of payment...
LEX is one of Iceland's leading law firms, providing clients with a comprehensive, one-stop range of services on a wide spectrum of financial, corporate and commercial issues, as well as several other aspects of the law.
It is the firm's policy to meet the legal requirements of our clients in the context of ever-changing local and international markets.
Comprised of more than 40 lawyers, LEX is one of Iceland's largest law firms. Over the past decades, we have successfully acted on behalf of a large number of internationally respected corporations, organisations and private individuals both in Iceland and abroad. LEX is a member of the Energy Law Group (ELG).
Among LEX's clients are major local and international banks, financial institutions, merchants and ship owners, along with a large number of municipalities, government organisations, insurance companies, manufacturers, businesses, media outlets, utilities and private individuals.
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Erla Árnadóttir , partner and María Kristjánsdóttir , associate at LEX and the managing director of GH Sigurgeirsson , IP boutique and subsidiary of LEX Law Offices are praised for work in the field of trademark law in the 2022 edition of the World Trademark Review (WTR 1000) . LEX is considered one of the best when it comes to trademark counselling, prosecution and litigation. „One of the best when it comes to trademark counselling, prosecution and litigation, full-service outfit LEX Law Offices renders an all-inclusive offering to prestigious local companies and industry-leading multinationals...
The Icelandic business paper Viðskiptablaðið just published an article by María Kristjánsdóttir , attorney and associate at LEX where she explains the registration requirements of trademarks. She also discusses the importance of creating a strong brand, from the outset, based on trademark law for it to be under the legal protection inherent in trademark protection https://www.lex.is/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/mk-skraningarskilyrdi...