Sandart & Partners Advokatbyrå KB
Sandart & Partners is a business law firm with expertise in litigation, dispute resolution and contracts. Many of the firm’s clients are companies in industries where intellectual property and knowledge are key. The firm also provides advice and represents clients in marketing law matters, competition law matters and regulatory matters.
- Number of partners: 8
- Number of lawyers: 12
- Languages: English, Swedish and German
Sandart & Partners works in all fields of intellectual property: patents, copyright, designs, trademarks and company names. It is one of the few law firms in Sweden that regularly handles disputes across the entire IP field. In addition, the firm has extensive experience in dealing with IP contracts. This edge means that the firm is consistently recognised as one of Sweden’s leading law firms within this discipline, by – among others – WTR 1000, WTR Global Leaders, IAM Patent 1000, IAM Global Leaders, Legal 500, IP Stars and Chambers and Partners. The firm’s IP clients are large and medium-sized companies in the fields of medicine, biotechnology, telecommunications and other high-end technology. The firm also represents rights holders from the music, arts and literature industries.
Sandart & Partners is considered one of the leading law firms in Sweden for trademark law matters. The firm assists clients with protecting, enforcing and defending their trademarks and has successfully represented clients in a large number of trademark infringement and cancellation proceedings. Sandart & Partners has extensive experience in particular in representing companies active in the fields of food, finance, banking, retail, pharmaceuticals and media. The firm’s lawyers act as representatives before the Swedish courts, the Swedish Patent and Registration Office, the EUIPO, and the Tribunal and the Court of Justice of the European Union. They also participate in legislative committees on trademark law. Several of the lawyers are also specialised in the law relating to company names and represent clients in infringement proceedings regarding company names, as well as in registration matters.
Litigation and dispute resolution
Sandart & Partners represent clients in courts of law and in arbitration and alternative dispute resolution procedures such as mediation. The firm has extensive experience in handling complex commercial disputes on a national and international scale. The firm also represents clients in other business disputes, such as contractual and claims disputes. Many of the firm’s lawyers have previously served as law clerks and held other positions in Swedish courts.
Sandart & Partners represents clients in a variety of industries – including pharmaceutical and food industries – in regulatory matters and marketing law litigation. Several of the firm’s lawyers have long experience of marketing law issues. The firm is often engaged at the planning stages of new advertising campaigns and product launches, in order to constructively contribute to the adherence to relevant regulations.
Transactions and contracts
Sandart & Partners assists clients in business transactions, by drafting, reviewing and negotiating agreements. The firm advises technology and innovation-intensive companies and organisations, in transactions entailing IP considerations. Further, Sandart & Partners often participates in the preparation and negotiation of licensing, distribution, cooperation, research and development agreements, as well as agreements in the field of information technology and telecom. Agreements and business transactions often involve company law in one way or another – for instance, when a new company is formed, or new partners join an existing company.
Sandart & Partners advises clients on regulated products and services such as pharmaceuticals and food stuff. In these contexts, the firm also represents clients before the authorities and courts. The issues may concern marketing authorisations and permits, market access, parallel imports or product regulations. The firm’s lawyers have solid experience in providing other regulatory advice, including privacy and protection of personal data.
Sandart & Partners focuses on competition law issues relating to IP rights and has successfully represented clients in several litigations where these issues have been addressed. In addition, the firm’s lawyers assist in competition law analysis of contracts and business strategies and represent clients in disputes concerning claims of abuse of dominant position and anti-competitive agreements.