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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…

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…

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…

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…

Online marketing of tobacco products

April 9 2021 Despite being heavily regulated, the marketing of tobacco products is rarely subject to judicial review. The Act on Tobacco and Similar Products…

Do parties have an absolute right to dispute in person in Sweden?

April 8 2021 Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, virtual hearings have become a common alternative to in-person hearings globally. To conduct a hearing online is…

Court finds that GLENETT trademark does not evoke Scotch Whisky GI

April 5 2021 The Patent and Market Court recently decided that the trademark GLENETT could be registered, even though it included the element 'glen', which -…

Patent and Market Court of Appeal rules on distinctiveness of position trademarks

March 29 2021 The European Court of Justice recently rendered a preliminary ruling, in a case that originated in Sweden, on how to assess trademarks composed of…

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…