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The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) clarifies what proof is required in order to demonstrate ”acquisition of a distinctive character”of a trade mark

For more than ten years, Nestlé has fought to maintain its EU trademark registration of the three-dimensional mark, which consists of four trapezoidal chocolate bars aligned on a rectangular base, i.e. Nestlé’s “Kit Kat” product.

Sept. 11, 2018

IP rights after Brexit – the view of the UK Government

In light of the UK’s impending withdrawal from the EU, on 12 July this year the British Government published “The future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union” (the “White Book”). The publication is the first of its kind and shows how the UK views its new relationship with the EU after Brexit.

Aug. 8, 2018 Brexit

New partners to Stockholm's office

Three new partners have been elected at Vinge’s Stockholm office with effect from 1 January 2019.

July 3, 2018 About the firm

Vinge top-ranked within intellectual property law

IAM Patent 1000 recently released its rankings for 2018 and Vinge is top-ranked within the categories of transactions and dispute resolution.

June 28, 2018 About the firm

Vinge – Best law firm for female business lawyers

For the sixth time – and the fifth time in a row – Vinge won the award as the law firm in Sweden which has been most successful in relation to its gender equality initiatives. The award was presented on 14 June in London at the European Women in Business Law Awards. In addition, three of Vinge’s partners were also named as IFLR1000 Women Leaders. 

June 15, 2018 About the firm

Vinge member of the UN Global Compact

In February this year, Vinge became a member of the UN Global Compact, a UN framework which gathers more than 9000 companies and organizations globally around ten principles concerning respect for human rights, employee rights, the environment and anti‑corruption

March 23, 2018 About the firm

Record year for Vinge

After a strong 2016, 2017 became Vinge’s best year ever with an increase in turnover of 15%.

March 22, 2018 About the firm

New IP award to Vinge

At a ceremony held in London on Thursday, 8 March, Vinge was awarded the prestigious award Sweden Trade Mark Contentious Firm of the Year 2018.

March 9, 2018 About the firm

Maria‑Pia Hope one of Swedish commerce’s most powerful women 2018

On 7 March 2018, Vinge’s CEO Maria‑Pia Hope was named by Veckans Affärer as one of Sweden’s most powerful women within the category of director.

March 8, 2018 About the firm

Success for Vinge in Client Choice, Legal 500 Hall of Fame and Chambers Global

As Vinge’s partner SOC (the Swedish Olympic Committee) gathers trophies in South Korea we are delighted to have achieved a triple of awards and rankings demanding legal excellence.

Feb. 19, 2018 About the firm

Grand Slam for Vinge

Vinge has won the Mergermarket award M&A Legal Advisor of the Year 2017 from among other business law firms in Sweden. This is the fourth year in a row, and completes the firm’s ”Grand Slam”. 

Dec. 8, 2017 About the firm

Competition law expert Emma Johansson joins Vinge

Vinge's EU, Competition & Regulatory practice has recruited an additional experienced competition law expert, Emma Johansson to the Vinge Stockholm office.

Dec. 1, 2017 About the firm

Vinge Firm of the Year within Employment law

For the third time, Vinge has been named Employment Law Firm of the Year by Blendow Group. Advokat Fredrik  Dahl and advokat Åsa Gotthardsson at Vinge received the award.

Dec. 1, 2017 About the firm

New guide to Copyright Litigation in Sweden

Practical Law is a legal information service provided by Thomson Reuters.

Oct. 26, 2017 International

New partner to Vinge's Gothenburg Office

Yohanna Öhrnegård, Member of The Swedish Bar Association and specialised in dispute resolution, has been elected partner at Vinge’s Gothenburg office commencing on 1 January 2018.

Oct. 9, 2017 About the firm
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