Mats Lundberg

Managing Partner at Groth & Co
Ranked in Sweden
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“Its professionalism, timeliness and the high quality of its advice make Groth & Co a pleasure to work with. Its practitioners are hands-on, cost-conscious and able to answer questions on the spot. They appreciate what businesses need to run smoothly; they are also super-attentive and take time to educate their clients on IP-related issues.” As Scandinavia’s first boutique, Groth & Co has deep roots in the local IP scene; while a carefully cultivated network of foreign associates enables it to execute instructions on a global scale. For instance, it is the Swedish representative for Yum! Brands, one of the world’s largest fast-food restaurant companies with eateries in 135 countries; and it has started preparations for extensive worldwide trademark filings for leading tech multinational SKF. Acting on the latter is Mats Lundberg, “one of the finest and most personable lawyers the country has to offer”. The managing director also links up with WTR 1000 newcomer Carl Wendt to take care of Jacobs Douwe Egberts 40-brand portfolio. Of Wendt, one rights holder enthuses: “He has immensely valuable industry experience and knows exactly what a company does – and more importantly, does not – need. He is humble, pragmatic and will not let you waste money on worthless applications, but always has great solutions and proposals on how to tackle matters.” On the contentious front, Helena Perneborg takes centre stage. Managing a busy litigation caseload with flair, her advice is always commercially sensitive and her clients rarely end up in court as a result.

Mats Lundberg's Profile

Mats Lundberg is the managing director of Groth & Co and a senior attorney specialising in trademarks, designs and copyright, as well as the implementation of IP strategies. Since 2001, he has been heading the firm’s law and trademark department.

Mr Lundberg has over 25 years’ experience in IP law, both within the European Union and globally. Apart from traditional prosecution, enforcement and litigation, his experience includes risk analysis, name selection and clearance searches. He frequently gives advice on brand and trademark valuations, as well as on IP due diligence and licensing agreements. Mr Lundberg has assisted leading Swedish and international companies in structuring their IP strategies and implementing them in their business models.

Mr Lundberg has had active roles in different committees of the European Communities Trademark Association and representing Sweden on its council; he is also a former chair of the Association of Intellectual Property Law Firms in Sweden and sits on the board of the Stockholm IP Law Review. He has lectured on EU and IP law at Uppsala and Stockholm Universities and has assisted the Swedish Patent and Registration Office with its education programmes. He has also given talks at the Swedish Parliament on IP rights and export strategies.

Mr Lundberg was named a Global Leader by WTR in 2020. He has been listed in Who’s Who Legal as one of Sweden’s leading trademark lawyers since 2009 and named an IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property every year since 2014.

Mr Lundberg is a member of the Groth & Co Board of Directors. He is also a board member of naming agency Skriptor Zigila and IP software company Markify.

Firm Profile

Groth & Co has been creating and optimising intellectual property since 1869, which makes us Scandinavia’s first IP adviser. We are a modern and internationally acclaimed IP law firm offering personal advice in all IP areas. We have experts in trademarks, patents, designs, domain names, copyright, litigation, agreements, marketing law, watching, name creation and more.

Our staff of senior attorneys includes authorised European trademark and design attorneys and authorised European patent attorneys. Prior to joining our firm, our attorneys have gained invaluable experience working in a variety of industries and IP law firms, as well as in IP offices such as the EUIPO, the European Patent Office and the Swedish Patent and Registration Office.

In the field of trademarks, we represent well-known international clients in Sweden, as well as prominent Swedish clients globally. We are particularly skilled and highly ranked in trademark strategy and prosecution, while also maintaining a strong focus on domain names and online brand protection. Together with our sister company, the naming agency Skriptor Zigila, we can also assist clients in creating brands and trademarks that are competitive and strong from a legal, linguistic and marketing perspective. We also conduct and report valuation of trademarks and brands in accordance with the international ISO standard 10668 brand valuation.

Groth & Co is the founder of The Trademark Day and The Patent Day, two of the largest IP events in Scandinavia, which have been running for over 20 years.

Global know-how and international experience

With our head office in Stockholm and other offices in strategically important cities – Munich, Alicante (where our lawyers focus on EU trademark practice) and Shanghai – we are in a unique position to serve our international clients.

The great diversity of our staff also means that we can offer advice in 14 languages – including Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, Japanese and Hindi. Our international team of experts helps to bridge the cultural differences that may occur in international business. As our client, you also gain access to our global network of partners.

150 years of IP experience – from dynamite to cryptocurrencies

In 2019 we celebrated 150 years of business. Groth & Co is Scandinavia’s longest established IP law firm, founded in 1869 by patent pioneer Lorenz Albrecht Groth, who became a key person in the industrialisation of Sweden. His patent agency was the market leader for many years. Mr Groth was also the Swedish government’s representative in patent matters. Among other things, he attended the Paris Convention in the 1880s and was an important figure in forming the international Patent Cooperation Treaty.

Groth & Co has been at the forefront of Swedish and international innovation since its creation. Throughout our history we have filed patents and trademarks for great inventions and companies, such as Nobel’s dynamite, Edison’s light bulb, Diesel’s engine, the compass, the pacemaker, the calculator and ABBA’s trademark; we also assisted Google with its launch in Sweden and gave online bank Klarna its name – and much more. You can learn about the great inventors, technical breakthroughs and innovative companies that we have been involved with since 1869 in our Digital Museum at groth.eu/museum/.

Corporate social responsibility – Together We Can Make A Difference

For the past 10 years, we have conducted a number of charity projects together with our collaborative partners under the slogan “Together We Can Make A Difference”. Since 2009, we have – among other things – planted trees around Lake Victoria, dug a water well in Mali, built a school kitchen in Uganda, and built water ponds, started businesses and donated laying hens in Kenya. You can read more about our projects at groth.eu/about-groth/commitments-csr/.

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