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Sweden: Prior art and unlocking the secrets of the past

Sweden29-06-2022Maria Zamkova

As we all know, initial studies of existing technical solutions are not only useful for securing your own innovations, but also serve to inspire when preparing and writing patent applications.

Sweden: Firmer protection needed for Cypriot cheese

Sweden24-04-2022Petter Rindforth

Do you produce a specific cheese, in a certain country/area, with specified ingredients and identified by a specific name, and want to avoid parasites?

Sweden: Europe’s most innovative?

Sweden20-10-2021Vanessa Bélec

Will Sweden ever take the lead as the most innovative European country, asks Vanessa Bélec of Fenix Legal.

Sweden jurisdiction report: Valuable lessons in IP

Sweden26-05-2021Maria Zamkova

For nearly 30 years, the Swedish Intellectual Property Office has cooperated with the government’s agency for development cooperation, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

Sweden jurisdiction report: EUIPO’s CF Similarity tool

EU, Sweden29-03-2021Petter Rindforth

All lawyers, independent on representing the trademark owner or a claimed infringing party, have to deal with the question of similarity of goods or services related to a specific trademark.

Sweden jurisdiction report: the European innovation leader

Sweden21-10-2020Maria Zamkova

Every year since 2001, the European Innovation Scoreboard has been published, showcasing EU countries’ research and innovation performance. The EIS 2020 edition was released in June—for the first time without the UK since its withdrawal from the EU.

Sweden jurisdiction report: Sinking the pirates

Sweden17-08-2020Maria Zamkova

The use of illegal digital services is decreasing significantly in Sweden, most of all by internet users aged 16 to 29, according to a recent survey, “Changed attitudes to illegal streaming”, published February 7, 2020, by Kantar Sifo on behalf of the Swedish Patent and Registration Office.

Sweden jurisdiction report: An annual ‘fridge check’ for IP

Sweden27-04-2020Maria Zamkova

One of the Swedish main food stores just after new year 2020 initiated a new environmentally friendly service: take a picture of the food you have in your fridge, and we will send you back a recipe of what you can make for dinner.

WIPR Leaders 2020: Sweden practice update

EU, Sweden06-02-2020Petter Rindforth

The Swedish Patent and Market Court of Appeal has clarified differences between acceptable repackaging of drugs versus trademark infringement, says Petter Rindforth of Fenix Legal.

Sweden jurisdiction report: The winner trademarks it all

Sweden16-09-2019Petter Rindforth

If you mention Sweden, most people probably think of ABBA. However, not many people may know that the trademark was not originally created by the famous pop group, but in fact dates back to 1906.

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