Westerberg & Partners

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Firm Overview:

Westerberg & Partners is a Swedish boutique law firm. We focus on what we do best. We assist our clients in identifying, analyzing, strengthening and protecting their rights – whether based on intellectual property (IP), contracts, treaties or regulatory frameworks. Our specialization and considerable experience in our focus areas also make us particularly well-suited to advise on transactions within these areas. Over the years, we have worked with everything from small start-ups to major multi-national companies and states, in virtually all industries.

We want to be a partner to our clients and the client’s business goals are always at the forefront of what we do. We offer our clients advisers who are truly interested in and knowledgeable of our clients’ industries.

Whenever appropriate, we seek to resolve conflicts without taking legal action, but we also take pride in our ability to manage legal proceedings, be it litigation or arbitration, efficiently and robustly. Our client base is largely international, and we work with many of the most discerning clients and law firms in the world.

For us, the client and its goals and needs are always at the forefront of our minds. Open mindedness, focus and flexibility, are three of our core values. This makes us well-suited to provide the best possible service for clients.

What brings us together at Westerberg are a few simple facts. We are top-ranked in intellectual property, and dispute resolution. We enjoy the work, and we like each other and our clients. We are friends sharing the same vision, and together, we aim to be the best at what we do.

To make this true today and in the long run, we believe that everyone at Westerberg must be given the opportunity to excel in an open and supportive environment. We believe that engaged and dedicated professionals that form a true team will always out perform a group of individuals.

We work with long-term plans to ensure that our co-workers and the firm develop in the right direction. By mixing senior and junior co-workers in our teams, we gain new insights and learn from each other.

Consequently, Westerberg is a true partnership. This ensures that clients always receive advice from the most qualified person. Our goal is to continue advising our clients on the most challenging legal issues, and always excelling at what we do. If we cannot validly claim to be one of the best choices for any given matter, we will not work on that matter, although we are always happy to recommend a better-suited colleague.

Expertise:

Trademarks and Domain Names
Patents
Copyrights
Design rights
Marketing law
Trade secrets
Regulatory
Commercial
Arbitration
Litigation
Enforcement of rulings

Key Contacts

Managing Partner

Jonas Westerberg
+46 766 170 919
jonas.westerberg@westerberg.com

Firm Rankings

Dispute Resolution
Band 2

8.0

IP
Band 1

9.0

IP: Copyright
Band 2

8.0

IP: Patents: Contentious
Band 1

9.0

IP: Patents: Transactions
Band 3

6.0

IP: trademarks: Contentious
Band 1

IP: Trademarks: Prosecution
Band 3

6.0

Articles

The International Arbitration Review: Sweden

Introduction Developments in the past year confirm that Sweden remains an arbitration-friendly jurisdiction. Arbitration is a favoured means of dispute resolution for many Swedish businesses and while Stockholm is not as frequently selected as an arbitral seat as London, Paris, New York or Washington DC, it is not uncommon for parties in international commerce to […]

Recent Swedish case law on likelihood of confusion assessment for descriptive trademarks

Introduction The question of whether there exists likelihood of confusion between two trademarks may arise in several situations – for example, in the case of trademark registrations or oppositions to trademarks, or in the use of trademarks when marketing and selling goods and services. It may seem commercially attractive to companies to register a trademark […]

Recent Swedish case law on likelihood of confusion assessment for descriptive trademarks

Introduction The question of whether there exists likelihood of confusion between two trademarks may arise in several situations – for example, in the case of trademark registrations or oppositions to trademarks, or in the use of trademarks when marketing and selling goods and services. It may seem commercially attractive to companies to register a trademark […]

Court rules on admissibility of infringement proceedings against patent that has not yet been granted

Facts Three affiliated pharmaceutical companies sought a preliminary injunction, a final injunction and a declaration of liability per se against two generics companies based on a patent expected to be granted soon. The application that the claimants expected to be granted had been rejected by the Examining Division of the European Patent Office. However, a […]

Use of IT forensic evidence in copyright and trade secret litigation in Sweden

Introduction IT forensic reports by third-party IT investigators are commonly used as key evidence in copyright infringement and misappropriation of trade secrets litigation in Sweden. But a recent decision from the Patent and Market Court(1) spotlights some inherent limitations of IP forensic evidence and suggests that over-reliance on such evidence can become a significant hurdle […]

Re-boxing of parallel traded medicinal products under EU Falsified Medicines Directive

Introduction In a recent case, the Patent and Market Court of Appeal (PMCA) elaborated on the concept of objective necessity to re-box medicinal products subject to parallel distribution, in light of the implementation of the EU Falsified Medicines Directive (the FM Directive),(1) which came into force on 9 February 2019.(2) In the first Swedish decision […]

Advice for Swedish companies with business in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine

Many Swedish companies have reacted forcefully against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Decisions to suspend or exit operations in Russia, Ukraine or Belarus affect local communities in these countries. As part of their sustainability and corporate responsibility actions, Swedish companies may wish to reflect on their role, rights and responsibilities towards the respect for human rights […]

Advice for Swedish companies with business in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine

Many Swedish companies have reacted forcefully against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Decisions to suspend or exit operations in Russia, Ukraine or Belarus affect local communities in these countries. As part of their sustainability and corporate responsibility actions, Swedish companies may wish to reflect on their role, rights and responsibilities towards the respect for human rights […]

Use of climate, sustainability, and environmental claims in advertising

Maria Bruder has authored an article on greenwashing, and what to have in mind when making assertions in marketing related to the climate, sustainability and the environment. Continue reading (Swedish)

Press Releases

Westerberg & Partners welcomes two new associates

Westerberg & Partners is pleased to announce the expansion of our IP specialist team with the addition of two new associates, Felicia Taubert and Filip Jerneke.

01 Sep 2022
Westerberg & Partners announces its further expansion with latest recruitment

Specialist IP and dispute resolution firm Westerberg & Partners strengthens its IP practice with the arrival of Wendela Hårdemark as partner with the law firm. Wendela Hårdemark brings more than 15 years of experience in IP and marketing law and is known for her skills in litigation, arbitration and mediation. She is specialized in patent […]

01 Jun 2022
Westerberg & Partners acts for the insurer Gjensidige Forsikring

Westerberg & Partners acts for the insurer Gjensidige Forsikring in litigation arising from a coverage dispute concerning a business interruption insurance policy. On 11 April 2022, the Stockholm Court of Appeal upheld a ruling by a lower court dismissing the policy holder’s claim against Gjensidige. The court of appeal held that Covid19-based government restrictions, imposing […]

09 May 2022
Westerberg & Partners: Three of the best arbitration Lawyers in Sweden

Congratulations to Bo G.H. Nilsson, Ginta Ahrel and Therese Isaksson who have been identified as some of the world’s leading arbitration figures and three of the country’s best arbitration lawyers by Who’s Who Legal and Global Arbitration Review. Continue reading

29 Mar 2022

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