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

Sandart&Partners Advokatbyrå KB
PO BOX 7131
103 87 STOCKHOLM
Sweden

Work Department

Intellectual Property / Dispute resolution

Position

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 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.

Career

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

Languages

English and Swedish

Memberships

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.

Education

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

Lawyer Rankings

Sweden > Intellectual property and media

The sizeable intellectual property team at Sandart&Partners Advokatbyrå KB is noted for its expertise in litigation, where it handles patent, trade mark, and copyright infringement disputes. The practice’s client base is varied, including prominent companies in the life sciences, manufacturing, publishing, and consumer goods sectors. Anders Kylhammar, Julia Ericsson, Karin Westerberg, Peter Sande and Dag Sandart are key figures in the practice. The team’s media law practice was bolstered by the firm’s merger with dispute resolution boutique Frank Advokatbyrå in July 2021, which added Mattias Erdös and Linda Landén to the team. The pair handle transactions involving media assets, distribution agreements, and employment disputes in this sector. Karin Cederlund is another name to note, and focuses on advertising law and the commercial use of IP.