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No copyright protection for sport broadcasts

October 3 2016 Following the European Court of Justice (ECJ) decision in Case C-279/13 (which was referred by the Swedish Supreme Court), the Supreme Court handed…

E-cigarettes no longer considered medicinal products in Sweden

May 25 2016 The Supreme Administrative Court has ruled that e-cigarettes not marketed for smoking cessation purposes should not be classified as medicinal…

Forfeiture of Pirate Bay domain names

March 5 2018 The Supreme Court has confirmed (B 2787-16) that domain names are property which can be forfeited to the state, providing rights holders with another…

Prison for company executives for copyright infringement

November 7 2016 On October 13 2016 the Stockholm Patent and Market Court (B 6871-14) sentenced four company executives to up to 18 months in prison and ordered them…

Orphan drug denied reimbursement in health technology assessment

August 5 2015 A pharmaceutical company recently applied to the Dental and Pharmaceutical Benefits Agency (TLV) for a pricing and reimbursement decision. The…

Overview of new legislation

February 15 2021 This article summarises key amendments to Swedish environmental law which came into effect at the start of 2021. In particular, it outlines the new…

Sami village defeats state in historic case concerning land use rights

November 16 2020 A lawsuit between the state and a Sami village concerning hunting and fishing issues sparked strong feelings among the public. The outcome of the case…

Climate Act fails stress test

August 31 2020 A Swedish refinery operator has applied for a permit to expand the capacity of its refinery in Western Sweden. The refinery is the largest in the…

Supreme Court clarifies that relevant contractual provisions can supersede Environmental Code

March 30 2020 The Supreme Court recently clarified that Chapter 32 of the Environmental Code can be applied between contracting parties and that it is possible to…

Civil law as basis for interpretation in cases of allocation of responsibility for environmental damages

January 13 2020 In a case concerning the distribution of the cost of remediation of pollution caused by polychlorinated biphenyls, the Land and Environment Court of…