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Proposed amendments to the Swedish Trademarks Act aim to bring it into line with the CJEU’s latest case law on bad faith, and to provide enhanced protection to geographical indications and designations of origin.
24 June 2021
This decision of the Swedish Patent and Market Court highlights the difficulties faced by plaintiffs claiming to benefit from enhanced protection due to the existence of a family of marks.
02 June 2021
Legal counsel and H&M veteran Björn Norberg reveals how IP protection has changed at the Swedish high-street giant over the past 20 years.
01 June 2021
Swedish IP legislation is based largely on European and international regulations and provisions, as well as international treaties on IP rights.
11 May 2021
The owner of the registered trademark CLUBHOUSE has accused the rapidly-growing social network app Clubhouse – which has garnered fans including Elon Musk – of spuriously seeking the removal of his app from marketplaces.
09 February 2021
This decision of the Swedish Patent and Market Court of Appeal highlights the high threshold for establishing distinctiveness for a shape mark, as well as the importance of supporting evidence.
27 January 2021
Following a victory at the Swedish Patent and Market Court, electronic signature provider e-Boks was dealt a blow when the appeal court found that there was no likelihood of confusion between E-BOKS and EBOX.
20 January 2021
Stricter penalties for the most serious cases of IP infringement have entered into force in Sweden, increasing the range of punishment to imprisonment for a maximum of six years.
20 November 2020
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