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Anti-counterfeiting – the best way to work to counteract trademark infringement and counterfeiting

June 07, 2021

Counterfeiting and intellectual property law infringement constitute significant problems for both individual trademarks and companies as well as from a broader societal perspective. In this year’s edition of WTR’s “Anti-Counterfeiting: A Global Guide” we present the most important parts of the Swedish legislation, as well as how companies can create successful preventive measures.

What issues are important to consider regarding trademark infringements and pirate copying? How is the Swedish regulatory framework formulated and what applies in relation to various types of infringement issues? In this year’s guide, our experts Anette Henrysson and Sofia Ljungblad provide an overall picture of the Swedish legislation. Strategies for preventive work to defend a company’s IP rights are also presented in WTR’s “Counterfeiting: A Global Guide”.

 

In order to safeguard our clients’ interests and prevent counterfeiting and infringement of intellectual property rights, Vinge has set up a seamless offering whereby we assist with full-service specialists in intellectual property law, criminal law and dispute resolution. Vinge’s anti-counterfeiting team consists of a unique co-operation between IP experts and experts from Corporate Crime & Compliance.

 

By providing an expert team which includes all practice areas which arise in conjunction with an infringement, through co-ordination between Vinge’s intellectual property law experts and the firm’s criminal law experts who provide assistance in relation to the securing of evidence, we thereby enable our clients to safeguard their rights with the highest degree of efficiency. We assist by monitoring trademark and design rights in relevant regions. Where intervention is required, we act immediately on the basis of the client’s instructions with the expertise which the situation demands.

 

Counterfeit products and pirate copies are found in many industries such as pharmaceuticals, foodstuffs, cosmetics, clothing and electronics. The production of counterfeit products and pirate copies often occurs within society’s underbelly, and the manufacturing of these products thus has an adverse effect on both tax revenues and employment opportunities in the relevant areas, and also constitutes a phase within money laundering.

 

You can read the entire article in World Trademark Review here.

 

This article is included in the guide Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement: A Global Guide 2021, an appendix to World Trademark Review, published by Law Business Research - IP Division. You can read the guide in full here: www.WorldTrademarkReview.com.

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Vinge authors the Swedish contribution regarding tax disputes for The Legal 500

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