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Sweden jurisdiction report: The scourge of fake trademark renewals

Sweden18-05-2018Maria Zamkova

Have you ever received an invoice from the EPTR (“European Patent and Trademark Register”), OHMI (“Office for International Registration”), “The Community Trademark Register”, or something similar? Is the invoice marked with a sign that looks very similar (but not 100% identical) to the logo of the EU IP Office (EUIPO), the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO), or a mix of them?

WIPR Leaders 2018: Sweden patent practice update

Sweden23-03-2018

More than a year after two specialist IP courts came into force, Maria Zamkova of Fenix Legal reviews some of the notable trends and statistics.

WIPR Leaders 2018: Sweden trademark practice update

Sweden21-03-2018Petter Rindforth

There is an increasing trend of people registering their surnames as trademarks, as Petter Rindforth of Fenix Legal reports.

Sweden jurisdiction report: The true value of a brand

Sweden19-02-2018Maria Zamkova

Each year, a number of brand indexes are published in Sweden, for the benefit of trademark owners and customers. The ranking results, however, depend considerably on the basis for the investigations, the questions and what the survey wants to show.

Sweden jurisdiction report: Universities - a hub of innovation

Sweden24-10-2017Maria Zamkova

As noted by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, “public research”, meaning research primarily funded with public money and carried out by universities and public research institutions, plays an extremely important role in innovation systems by ensuring the provision of new knowledge.

Blocking copyright infringement online

Sweden29-06-2017Petter Rindforth

On February 13, 2017 the new Swedish Patent and Market Court of Appeal issued a decision that internet service provider Bredbandsbolaget has to implement technical blocking measures for three years to prevent its subscribers from accessing file-sharing sites The Pirate Bay and SweFilmer.

Picking the perfect name

Sweden27-02-2017Maria Zamkova

Svensson used to be the most common Swedish surname, and that is the name still attached by SCB Statistics Sweden—an administrative agency that reports on all kinds of statistics for decision making, debate and research—to the “average Swedish family”.

Sweden: FRAND is our friend

Sweden20-05-2016Maria Zamkova

A fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) licensing agreement (also sometimes known as RAND) is “a licensing obligation that is often required by standards organisations for members that participate in the standard-setting process”, according to Wikipedia.

The Pinterest love triangle

01-09-2012Helma van de Langenberg

Pinterest.com is the newest visual social networking website on the block. But for many brand owners it poses as many threats as it does opportunities, as Helma van de Langenberg explains.

Business brief 2012: Sweden

Sweden01-01-2012Petter Rindforth and Maria Zamkova

A Swedish patent application is filed with the Swedish Patent and Registration Office, and is granted for a term of up to 20 years from the submission date.

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