Region: Sweden

Blow for champagne house André Clouet as court finds no trademark infringement

The Swedish Patent and Market Court has found that the labels on the bottles of Alice Bardot and Bônde & Étable champagne did not infringe the registered trademark of champagne house André Clouet.

01 October 2020

Battle of the sawmills: court issues decision in LUMBER case

Canadian company Norwood Industries Inc has suffered a double blow in its dispute with Swedish competitor JM:s Plåt & Mek AB over marks containing the prefix ‘lumber’.

08 September 2020

Trademark strategy is an early focus of the world’s top disruptors

Analysis of this year’s disruptor list reveals that these start-ups defy the typical IP filing process.

03 July 2020

Utility company’s mark refused for being confusingly similar to Swedish coat of arms

This case demonstrates the broad protection afforded to state emblems under EU and Swedish law.

23 June 2020

Spotify has proven itself to be an essential service during the lockdown, but mustn’t lose focus

The Swedish music streaming service has been given greater access to users who are practicing social distancing. While this time is critical for building brand intimacy, the company cannot lose focus on long-term innovation.

01 May 2020

Procedures and strategies for anti-counterfeiting: Sweden

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting: A Global Guide 2020

Swedish IP legislation is based largely on European and international regulations and provisions, as well as international treaties on IP rights.

23 April 2020

Proof of targeting necessary under ‘.se’ Policy

In a decision under Paragraph 7 of the ‘.se’ Policy, a WIPO arbitrator has found that it was unclear whether the domain name holder was targeting the petitioner and that the dispute may exceed the scope of the policy.

21 April 2020

Trademark procedures and strategies: Sweden

Featured in World Trademark Review Yearbook 2020/2021

Establishment through use of a mark will give the same protection as if the mark is registered; however, the bar is set high for demonstrating establishment through use.

17 March 2020


In a victory for international outdoors clothing company Timberland, the Patent and Market Court has found that there was a likelihood of confusion between the mark TIMBERZ and the earlier mark TIMBERLAND for clothing.

11 February 2020

Patent and Market Court confirms likelihood of confusion between JOHN WHITE and JTI's JOHN SILVER for cigarettes

The Swedish Patent and Market Court has upheld a decision of the Patent and Registration Office finding that there was a likelihood of confusion between Diamond Quest’s JOHN WHITE mark and JTI’s earlier JOHN SILVER marks for cigarettes.

07 November 2019

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