Karin Westerberg > Sandart&Partners Advokatbyrå KB > Stockholm, Sweden > Lawyer Profile

Sandart&Partners Advokatbyrå KB
PO BOX 7131

Work Department

Intellectual Property / Dispute resolution


Advokat, Partner.

Specialises in dispute resolution, intellectual property (mainly patent, copyright and trademark law), marketing law and protection of trade secrets.

Karin Westerberg is a skilled litigator with extensive experience from litigations concerning intellectual property rights. Karin Westerberg frequently represents Swedish and international clients in all fields of technology (e.g. pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and mechanical engineering) in patent infringement and revocation proceedings in Sweden (including pan-European litigations). Karin Westerberg is also a Unified Patent Court (UPC) representative with experience from infringement and revocation proceedings before the Nordic Baltic Regional Division of the UPC. Karin Westerberg also represents clients in the pharmaceutical industry with regulatory issues, as well as represents clients in complex copyright and trade secrets litigations involving multiple infringement investigations and interim proceedings.

In relation to copyright, Karin Westerberg has a particular interest in works of applied art and is the chairman of the Svensk Form Copyright Panel, which is an impartial expert body within the Swedish Society of Crafts and Design, with the task to express an opinion on copyright protection for works of applied art and whether a copyright-protected work of applied art has been plagiarized.


Associate, Mannheimer Swartling, 2004-2005
Law Clerk, the District Court of Stockholm 2005-2006
Reporting Clerk, the Svea Court of Appeal, 2006-2007
Associate, Sandart & Partners 2007-2019.
Partner since 2019
Qualified member of the Swedish Bar Association since 2011
Secretary of the Svensk Form Copyright Panel 2016-2021
Chairman of the Svensk Form Copyright Panel since 2021


English and Swedish


Swedish Bar Association, EPLAW, AIPPI and the corresponding Swedish organisation SFIR, ALAI and the corresponding Swedish Association SFU, the Swedish Competition and Market Law Association, the Swedish Pharmaceutical Society, the Committee on Intellectual Property ICC Sweden.


Gothenburg University (2004 LLM), Bond University, Australia (law studies).

Lawyer Rankings

Sweden > Dispute resolution

Boutique dispute resolution firm Sandart&Partners Advokatbyrå KB has considerable experience handling a wide range of matters for major clients, including Swedish and European companies as well as sovereign states. The firm is especially well known for its expertise in IP and technology disputes, commercial arbitrations, and regulatory disputes within the energy sector. Linda Landén specialises in insurance, energy, IP and tech disputes, while Peter Sande has represented leading pharma and auto companies. Anders Kylhammar and Karin Westerberg are both primarily involved in IP disputes.

Sweden > Intellectual property and media

Intellectual property boutique Sandart&Partners Advokatbyrå KB has an excellent track record in advising across the full range of IP issues, including patents, trade marks, and design matters. The team is well versed in representing clients from the biotech, pharmaceutical, and technology sectors in contentious and non-contentious matters, and has seen an uptick in media sector mandates. Dag Sandart is a highly regarded practitioner, with expertise spanning patent, trade mark, and copyright law matters, and is equally adept at advising on IP issues within the life sciences and marketing sectors. Karin Westerberg is often instructed in IP litigation, and Peter Sande is well-versed in representing tech, life sciences, and media clients in disputes. Marketing law and trade secrets matters are core areas of instruction for Julia EricssonAnders Kylhammar‘s workload takes in copyright, trade mark, design and patent matters.