Region: Sweden

Court of Appeal decision highlights autonomous nature of counterclaims

An EUTM may be invalidated through a counterclaim, even if the main action for infringement has been withdrawn.

12 October 2023

Clothing companies found to have infringed gambling company’s trademark

The Patent and Market Court has found in favour of Swedish gambling company ATG in its trademark infringement action against Wrangler Apparel Corp, LeeWrangler Sverige AB and Dressmann AB.

10 May 2023

How evolving regulations are affecting trademark registrations related to NFTS and virtual goods and services in 2023

The publishing of the latest edition of the Nice Classification on 1 January 2023 provides clarity for applicants by highlighting disparities among the Scandinavian approaches to navigating trademark registration in digital marketplaces.

13 April 2023

Patent and Trademark Court issues decision on bad faith in cheesy dispute

In this dispute between two cheese companies, the court issued a decision on bad faith pursuant to the new EU-adapted trademark legislation.

15 December 2022

Sweden: Trademark procedures and strategies

Featured in World Trademark Review Yearbook 2022/2023

Sweden’s trademark laws are based largely on international conventions and EU regulations and directives. As an EU member state, Sweden is bound by the EU Trademark Regulation (2017/1001) and the EU Trademarks Directive (2015/2436).

21 October 2022

Commercial use of copyrights and the impact of working relationships on licensing negotiations

Compensation for alleged unauthorised use and sublicensing to third parties without compensation to the rights holder creates IP conundrum.

01 September 2022

Victory for Capri Sun as court finds that 3D marks were infringed

The Patent and Market Court found that Capri Sun’s 3D EU trademarks, which consist of the appearance of the stand-up pouches designed to contain the Capri Sun fruit drinks, were infringed by the Tropic King products.

07 April 2022

HALLOUMI - a cheesy trademark dilemma: part 2

The decision of the appeal court confirms that it is possible to register a trademark with the suffix ‘loumi’ for food products - as long as the application does not cover cheese.

01 April 2022

Liquid rubber doesn’t guarantee a watertight case

The case highlights that, while the ‘.se’ Policy is similar to the UDRP, it contains a number of subtle variations.

24 March 2022

Truth Social: Trump's global launch plan could face EU legal hurdle

WTR can reveal two registered trademarks for TRUTH SOCIAL, with one legal expert claiming they “could be an obstacle” if the platform rolls out to European users.

23 February 2022

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