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Dynamic blocking injunction against ISPs

July 27 2020 In a groundbreaking case for copyright holders and internet service providers in Sweden, the Patent and Market Court of Appeal recently declared, for…

New legislation on tobacco-free nicotine pouches expected

March 17 2021 In recent years, tobacco-free nicotine pouches, which are intended to be placed under the lip, have existed in a grey area with no clear rules or…

Supreme Court rules on balancing of copyright and fundamental rights

April 6 2020 A landmark Supreme Court judgment has closed the book on the widely known 'iron pipe scandal'. The court confirmed that fundamental rights such as…

Watch out! Patent and Market Court of Appeal finds watch protected by copyright

May 27 2019 For the first time, the Patent and Market Court of Appeal has confirmed that a watch can be protected by copyright as a work of applied art, even in a…

Calculating copyright infringement damages using hypothetical licence fees

February 11 2019 The Supreme Court recently rejected the application of a hypothetical licence fee to calculate reasonable compensation for massive copyright…

Court hears Bayer Pharma challenge to liability for lifted preliminary injunction

June 28 2021 The question of compensation for damages suffered from a subsequently lifted preliminary injunction has, for the first time in Sweden, been heard in…

Recent wave of decisions clarifies position on concept of bad faith

June 7 2021 Following the European Court of Justice's (ECJ's) pioneering decision in Lindt & Sprüngli, the concept of bad faith as a ground for revocation of…

Submission of evidence in court proceedings does not constitute copyright infringement

May 31 2021 Whether the submission of copyright-protected materials as evidence in court proceedings can constitute copyright infringement has been the subject of…

Spirit drink PDO versus trademark registration

May 24 2021 A recent Administrative Court of Malmö judgment sheds light on the balance between national registered trademarks and protected designations of origin…

Compulsory patent licence as defence against claim for preliminary injunction

May 17 2021 In a recent decision, the Patent and Market Court of Appeal issued a preliminary injunction to prohibit a company from selling, importing and using…