Senior Partner at Zacco
Claes Agnvall is a senior partner of Zacco with more than 25 years’ experience advising on IP legal matters, including filing and prosecution of design and trademark applications, conflict resolution and strategy development. Mr Agnvall is team manager of the trademark, design and legal team in Stockholm and shares his time as a team manager with IP consultancy work, in particular in EU trademark law (including oppositions and cancellations), as well as cases relating to Community design law, where Mr Agnvall – with his background at the EU Intellectual Property Office, previously known as the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM) – is especially experienced.
Mr Agnvall graduated in 1990 with an LLM from Stockholm University and is also a Swedish-authorised IP attorney. He joined the Swedish Patent and Registration Office in 1990, where he worked as a trademark examiner until 1991. Mr Agnvall developed his understanding of intellectual property in the industry between 1991 and 1994, when he was head of the trademarks department at Nobel Corporate Services, a service company for companies within Nobel Industries. In 1994 he joined AB Stockholms Patentbyrå Zacco Bruhn (now Zacco) as a trademark consultant. He worked as an examiner at the examination division of OHIM and as examiner and head of a unit within the opposition division from 1996 to 2001. Mr Agnvall has worked at Zacco as a lawyer since 2001.
Mr Agnvall lectures on EU trademark law and holds seminars at the University of Stockholm in connection with its master’s programmes. He has actively contributed to the committee work of the International Trademark Association for more than a decade.