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  1. Intellectual property and media
  2. Leading individuals
  3. Next generation lawyers

Leading individuals

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    • HĂ„kan BorgenhĂ€ll - Vinge, Advokatfirman
    • Peter Danowsky - Danowsky & Partners
    • Ragnar Lundgren - Gozzo Advokater
    • Mattias Malmstedt - Gulliksson, AdvokatbyrĂ„n
    • Dag Sandart - Sandart&Partners AdvokatbyrĂ„ KB
    • Peter Sande - Sandart&Partners AdvokatbyrĂ„ KB
    • Ann-Charlotte Söderlund - Gozzo Advokater
    • Peter von Heidenstam - Heidenstam Legal Advokat AB
    • Monique Wadsted - MAQS AdvokatbyrĂ„
    • Stefan Widmark - Kastell AdvokatbyrĂ„ AB

Next generation lawyers

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    • Catharina Bratt - Gozzo Advokater
    • Sophia Spala - Setterwalls

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At Bird & Bird, the ‘extremely knowledgeable’ Gabriel Lidman heads the IP practice group, while Jerker Edström heads the media, entertainment and sport group. The firm advises MXM Music on producer agreements, and acted for Actelion Pharmaceuticals in a revocation action. Other clients include Warner Music Group and the recording artist Lykke Li.

Danowsky & Partners is ‘a great firm staffed by competent and attentive lawyers’. Peter Danowsky is defending Warner Music Sweden in the Svea Court of Appeal in a case brought by a Swedish music group that concerns on-demand streaming services. Ulf Isaksson represented financial newspaper Dagens Industri in a copyright infringement case, and the ‘experienced and pleasant’ Karin Nordburg advises Saab AB on strategic trade mark matters.

Advokatfirman Delphi delivers ‘excellent response times, clear, concise advice and a proactive attitude’. Peter Skoglund and the ‘pragmatic’ Henrik Bengtsson head the practice. Bengtsson acted for the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry in litigation concerning the ISP blocking of Pirate Bay, and successfully represented Unilever in an unfair advertising case. Other clients include Google and Wikimedia.

Gozzo Advokater advises clients on trade mark disputes, patent litigation, counterfeiting and design infringement. Key figures include Ragnar Lundgren, Giovanni Gozzo, Ann-Charlotte Söderlund, HÄkan Sjöström and senior associate Catharina Bratt.

AdvokatbyrĂ„n Gulliksson is ‘a force to be reckoned with’. Managing partner Jens Olsson is ‘pragmatic and business-oriented’, and Mattias Malmstedt ‘combines excellent legal skills with an understanding of complex technology’. Another key figure is senior counsel Jonas Gulliksson. The firm is representing Husqvarna as claimant in a patent infringement case concerning robotic lawnmowers, and is acting for Tetra Pak and Red Bull in trade mark cases.

Lawyers at Sandart&Partners AdvokatbyrĂ„ KB are ‘very much in tune with clients’ needs and deal with matters proportionately and effectively’. The firm provided advice on a variety of copyright and trade mark issues, and successfully opposed a patent before the Swedish Patent Appeals Court. Dag Sandart heads the ‘outstanding’ team, which also includes Peter Sande, Anders Kylhammar and Karin Cederlund.

Setterwalls’ ‘strong and growing team’ is led by Martin Levinsohn and Fredrik Roos. Senior associate Sophia Spala ‘takes a very practical and effective approach’. The team is representing Actavis in revocation proceedings against Pfizer, and is providing trade mark and marketing advice to Diageo and British American Tobacco.

The ‘competent and straightforward’ team at Advokatfirman Vinge represented Orkla Foods as claimant in a complex trade mark dispute with NestlĂ©, and acted for Merck Sharp & Dome as claimant in a patent infringement case. Other clients include Swedish Match, EQT and Lindex. The ‘knowledgeable and experienced’ HĂ„kan BorgenhĂ€ll heads the practice.

Highlights for Baker & McKenzie AdvokatbyrĂ„ KB’s practice head Peder Oxhammar included representing Fibresystem in a complex patent litigation case involving computer shielding equipment. Tobias Edenman handles corporate transactions in the media sector.

Advokatfirman Cederquist’s ‘excellent’ practice is led by Claes Henriksson, who ‘quickly provides clear, concise advice’. Henriksson advises Svensk Filmindustri on film production and distribution, assists Atlas Antibodies with patent licence agreements, and helps Samsung Electronics Nordic with regulatory matters.

Frank AdvokatbyrÄ advises Bonnier Broadcasting on rights acquisitions and contentious IP matters, acts for collecting society STIM in copyright infringement cases, and defended V2 Tobacco in a copyright infringement case. Mattias Erdös and Linda Landén head the practice.

Advokatfirman Lindahl KB’s ‘attentive and effective’ team is led by Jonas Westerberg and includes Henrik Wistam. The ‘business-oriented and highly skilled’ Johan Norderyd heads the Malmö team. The firm’s trade mark and community designs work includes major litigation. BMW and H&M are clients.

MAQS AdvokatbyrĂ„ delivers ‘professional treatment and fast response times’. The department is headed by Monique Wadsted, Christina Berggren, Carl Fhager and David Berggren. The firm successfully represented Coca-Cola in a trade mark opposition case in the Court of Patent Appeals, and acted for Coty in a Supreme Court trade mark case.

Mannheimer Swartling’s ‘responsive and communicative’ team is led by Niklas Sjöblom, whose work includes software licensing agreements. Per Josefson represented Pfizer and Novartis in invalidity actions and infringement claims, and successfully represented NestlĂ© in a trade mark case in the Court of Patent Appeal.

Awapatent AB’s ‘excellent’ team is led by the ‘knowledgeable and patient’ Peter Kenamets. The firm represented agricultural equipment manufacturer Rekordverken in a patent infringement case against John Deere.

Com AdvokatbyrĂ„ is an ‘excellent’ boutique that handles copyright disputes and the drafting and negotiation of contracts. Key figures include Staffan Eklöw and Helene Hillerström Miksche.

Emil Ödling heads DLA Piper’s practice group, which also includes Mathias Berggren. The team advises on contentious and non-contentious IP matters, distribution agreements and corporate transactions. Discovery Communication and VeriFone Sweden are clients.

Gernandt & Danielsson AdvokatbyrÄ advises a broad range of clients on distribution and licencing agreements and is acting for a global petrochemical manufacturer in a major SCC arbitration. Mats Hugoson heads the department.

Highlights for Hammarskiöld & Co AB’s IP department, which is led by Thomas Lindqvist, included advising McDonald’s on a potential trade mark infringement and unfair marketing dispute, and assisting Universal Music with copyright issues. Patent matters also form part of the firm’s work.

Heidenstam Legal Advokat AB is a specialist firm that advises clients such as Nike, Louis Vuitton, Apple and Philip Morris on all areas of IP law. The managing partner is Peter von Heidenstam.

The intellectual property practice of ‘absolutely fantastic firm’ Kastell AdvokatbyrĂ„ AB is headed by Stefan Widmark. Widmark advises clients on copyright and other issues pertaining to television production and music and print publishing. Clients have included Samsung Electronics and Com Hem.

Advokatfirman MarLaw AB is a specialist IP and marketing law firm that assists clients with patent, trade mark and copyright issues. Daniel Tornberg is the CEO and other key figures in the practice include Katarina Ladenfors and Marcus Ateva.

Ramberg Advokater is especially strong on trade marks, and routinely handles litigation and arbitration. The firm’s many high-profile clients include Louis Vuitton, Levi Strauss and Allergan. Henrik Lindström heads the practice.

Wistrand’s work includes patent and trade mark litigation, software disputes, and advice on marketing law and the IP aspects of transactions. Gunnar Blomberg heads the practice. Michael Plogell left to establish his own firm.

The ‘efficient and accurate’ lawyers at Eversheds AdvokatbyrĂ„ AB (a member of Eversheds Sutherland) advise clients from a range of industries on licensing, franchising and distribution agreements, and the enforcement of IP rights. The ‘highly experienced’ Richard Jacobsson heads the team.

Front Advokater was formed by staff from GĂ€rde Wesslau AdvokatbyrÄ’s Gothenburg office. The firm provides advice on copyright, trade marks, patents and software licensing, and represents clients in disputes. Petter Holm heads the practice.

Lawyers at Magnusson AdvokatbyrĂ„ ‘get to know their clients well’. Practice head Charlotte Bus advises ICA Gruppen on IP and marketing matters. Dag Wetterberg acts for media company Sanoma Utbildning in the acquisition of domain names and brands.

Key figures at ‘reputable outfit’ Moll WendĂ©n AdvokatbyrĂ„ include David Klose and Stefan WendĂ©n, who handle marketing law and infringement cases.

Advokatfirman Nordia advised BBC Worldwide on television licensing matters, assisted Gotlands Snus with IP matters, and represented athletes in doping proceedings. MÄrten Stenström heads the IP department.

At the ‘reliable and responsive’ Advokatfirman NorelidHolm, the ‘very knowledgeable’ Susanna Norelid advises clients on advertising law matters and the enforcement of IP rights.

Lawyers at Roschier are ‘efficient, business-minded and hands on’. The firm advises Bonnier, Jack Daniels and Unilever in relation to trade mark, copyright and marketing matters, including disputes. Erik Ficks heads the practice.

At Synch Advokat AB, practice head Sara Sparring advises clients such as IT company Flexenclosure and beverage manufacturer NOA Potions on strategic IP matters and registrations. The firm assisted technology company ChyronHego with consortium agreements.

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