Håkan Borgenhäll

Partner
  • Stockholm
  • Languages:
    Swedish, English

Håkan specialises in Intellectual Property and is the head of Vinge´s IP group in Stockholm. His practices are in disputes concerning trademarks, patents, copyright and registered designs, commercial IP agreements and marketing law. Håkan does also give advice in relation to IP strategies as well as the establishment of IP rights. Håkan is top ranked in intellectual property by Chambers and Partners and World Trademark Review.

Mentions

Håkan Borgenhäll is an indomitable force in the courtroom and a significant player on the market. He recently represented the Swedish Olympic Committee on its Olympic rings and devised a successful model for the handling of parallel infringement cases, stopping 35 infringing counterparties in their tracks. - WTR 1000 2021

Håkan Borgenhäll is lauded as a market-leading IP practitioner, with sources highlighting his commercial approach. He frequently acts for pharmaceutical clients on patent infringement mandates, including SPC issues. He offers additional expertise in trade mark matters and unfair marketing claims. - Chambers & Partners 2021

One of the most important players in town, Håkan is a star – his name and reputation precede him. You know he will step in and save the day when he is on a case. - WTR 1000 2020

Håkan Borgenhäll is ranked as Patent and Trademark star by IP Stars 2020

‘Håkan Borgenhäll is an outstanding IP professional both in the Swedish context, but also in an international perspective.‘

‘Håkan Borgenhäll is an extremely knowledgeable and experienced litigator.‘ - Legal 500 2020

Håkan Borgenhäll is well known for his work on patent and trade mark mandates. Clients describe him as a "very good pick for the bigger litigation matters." He also advises on misleading marketing and assists clients from a variety of sectors including pharmaceuticals, the food industry and shipping. Chambers & Partners 2020

Vinge shows up prominently in the IAM Patent 1000 research because it has “the number one patent litigator in Sweden” in Håkan Borgenhäll. All of his regular opponents are quick to sing his praises; he gets cited as a “thorough and commercially minded lawyer” who is “amazing on the details of his cases” and “perfectly suited to handling high-stakes infringement disputes”.  IAM Patent 1000 2019

Håkan Borgenhäll  is acclaimed by clients for his "very good knowledge of patent litigation." Acknowledged to be one of the leading lawyers in the market, he advises a range of high-profile brands on their patent and trade mark disputes, as well as unfair competition and misleading advertising cases. He is described by clients as "proactive and good at finding creative solutions." Chambers & Partners 2019

Clients are full of praise for Håkan Borgenhäll who captains the squad: “One of Sweden’s most skilled litigators and a clear choice for all things IP-related. A very thorough lawyer, he penetrates into the detail of every case and knows how to deal with tricky three-dimensional questions successfully. Håkan has excellent listening skills and a long-term commitment to excellence. He is determined to serve clients to the fullest and understands their needs in a highly competitive environment. This makes him the very best in his field – no one comes close to him.”  WTR 1000 2019

Euromoney Expert Guides ranks Håkan Borgenhäll as Best of the Best Global 2019.  - Euromoney Expert Guides: Best of the Best Global 2019

"Probably the best patent litigator in Sweden, Håkan Borgenhäll has all the prestige that comes with the title and deserves his place in the gold tier. A highly skilled professional, you definitely want him on your side rather than across the aisle." He has also advised the Swedish government on issues surrounding the Unified Patent Court and is an expert on the committee responsible for drafting the new Swedish Patent Act. - IAM patent 1000 2018

Clients describe Håkan Borgenhäll as "very knowledgeable. He is always able to provide a qualified answer to any tricky question. He has a lot of integrity and dares to be completely honest." - Chambers & Partners 2018

Selected for the Legal 500 Hall of Fame 2018.

Heading the IP group in Stockholm is “go-to individual” Håkan Borgenhäll: “He is very detailed in his approach; he knows every tiny aspect of his cases and you can’t fool him. He has an impressive understanding of technology and is calm and confident in court – he is absolutely one of the top individuals in the market.” - IAM Patent 1000, 2017

Interviewees praise Håkan Borgenhäll for his expertise in patent litigation. He has also been active of late on trade mark matters. - Chambers & Partners 2017

"Gold-tier regular and practice head Håkan Borgenhäll masterminds contentious efforts with aplomb; he is currently representing bed manufacturer Hästens in a pan-Nordic infringement dispute relating to a three-dimensional mark." - WTR 1000, 2017

Clients praise Håkan Borgenhäll, highlighting his strength in patent and trade mark litigation. He also offers expertise in copyright and registered domain disputes and is widely regarded as a leading practitioner by market sources. - Chambers & Partners 2016

The passionate technologist can master the technical details in next to no time; sources cite him as “exceptionally skilled” and “a legend”. That the government has called on him as an expert in connection with various legislative reviews speaks volumes about his standing on the market. - IAM Patent 1000, 2016

Sources describe Håkan Borgenhäll as an "excellent patent litigator." (Life Science) - Chambers & Partners 2016

Sources describe new team head Håkan Borgenhäll as a "standout partner," and highlight him for his patent expertise, particularly in the area of patent litigation. Other sources say he is "methodical and thorough, and brings value to his clients." He additionally advises on trade marks and copyrights. - Chambers & Partners 2015

Håkan Borgenhäll is particularly well regarded for patent litigation. Clients regard him as "one of the best lawyers," and stress his willingness to listen to their needs. - Chambers & Partners 2014

"Håkan Borgenhäll is 'a leader in his field' say observers." "Borgenhäll is by far the best IP lawyer that I have worked with, and his expertise has many times proved essential to achieving a successful result." -Chambers & Partners

Håkan Borgenhäll - a low-key but highly skilled lawyer and one of the leading names in IP in Sweden - WTR 1000, 2014

"Håkan Borgenhäll heads the Stockholm IP department and his fantastic reputation has cemented his status as a legend of Swedish intellectual property"  - WTR 1000

Education

  • LL.M., Lunds Universitet, 1985  
  • B Sc, Teknikum i Växjö, 1979

Experience

  • Vinge, 2013- 
  • Lindahl, 2009 - 2013 
  • RydinCarlsten, 1990 - 2008 
  • Fritz Engström, 1987 - 1990 
  • Service at Swedish Courts, 1985-1987 

Other qualifications

  • In October 2012, Håkan was appointed by the Minister for Justice to assist as an expert in the Swedish governmental investigation regarding the European Unitary Patent System as well as drafting a new Patent Act. He also serves as expert in other organizations engaged in the work with the rules for the Unitary Patent Court. 

Awards

News

Vinge is awarded “The Top Firm in Sweden” in WTR 1000’s latest ranking
News February 18, 2021

Vinge is awarded “The Top Firm in Sweden” in WTR 1000’s latest ranking

Vinge receives the highest ranking in the World Trademark Review list of the year’s rankings. The fi…

Vinge’s IP Group top-ranked
News June 17, 2019

Vinge’s IP Group top-ranked

Vinge’s IP Group has once again been top-ranked by several leading ranking institutes within the are…

Vinge receives prestigious IP award
News March 08, 2019

Vinge receives prestigious IP award

On Thursday, 7 March 2019, Vinge received the prestigious award - Sweden Trade Mark Contentious Firm…

Vinge awarded prestigious IP awards
News January 29, 2019

Vinge awarded prestigious IP awards

Vinge’s IP practice group has won two awards at the IAM/WTR Global IP Awards. Vinge was awarded both…

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
News September 11, 2018
IP rights after Brexit – the view of the UK Government
News August 08, 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 p…

Vinge top-ranked within intellectual property law
News June 28, 2018

Vinge top-ranked within intellectual property law

IAM Patent 1000 recently released its rankings for 2018 and Vinge is top-ranked within the categorie…

Success for Vinge in Client Choice, Legal 500 Hall of Fame and Chambers Global
News February 19, 2018

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 deligh…

New guide to Copyright Litigation in Sweden
News October 26, 2017

New guide to Copyright Litigation in Sweden

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Vinge Gold Tier Ranked within Patent Law
News June 28, 2017

Vinge Gold Tier Ranked within Patent Law

Vinge has reached gold tier within the litigation category of the IAM ranking “The world’s leading p…

Vinge’s IP practice top ranked in IAM Patent 1000’s 2014 edition
News March 30, 2017

Vinge’s IP practice top ranked in IAM Patent 1000’s 2014 edition

Vinge’s IP practice continues to gain momentum and has recently been top ranked in the 2014 edition…

Vinge is awarded Sweden IP Firm of the Year
News March 10, 2017

Vinge is awarded Sweden IP Firm of the Year

On Thursday Vinge was for the second time in four years awarded the prestigious award Sweden IP Firm…

New Swedish Patent and Market Courts from 1 September 2016
News August 18, 2016

New Swedish Patent and Market Courts from 1 September 2016

How is your company affected by the new courts? What do the changes mean? The areas affected are int…

Intellectual property law expert Pär Leander joins Vinge
Press Release January 26, 2016

Intellectual property law expert Pär Leander joins Vinge

Vinge has recruited intellectual property law lawyer, Pär Leander, as part of its continued efforts…

VINGE PARTICIPATES IN PROPOSAL FOR A NEW PATENTS ACT
News April 24, 2015

VINGE PARTICIPATES IN PROPOSAL FOR A NEW PATENTS ACT

Vinge partner Håkan Borgenhäll has participated as an expert in the Patent Law Revision Committee ap…

Håkan Borgenhäll and Tobias Kempas in global publication concerning copyright litigation
News January 20, 2015

Håkan Borgenhäll and Tobias Kempas in global publication concerning copyright litigation

Håkan Borgenhäll and Tobias Kempas from Vinge authored the Sweden chapter of the new edition of Copy…

New top ranking for Vinge´s IP practice
News August 04, 2014

New top ranking for Vinge´s IP practice

Legal Media Group has published rankings within trademark law where Vinge share first position with…

Vinge wins IP Firm of the Year Award
News March 19, 2014

Vinge wins IP Firm of the Year Award

At an awards ceremony in London yesterday, Vinge was awarded the industry’s top prize and declared “…

Vinge further strengthens its intellectual property practice
Press Release October 03, 2013

Vinge further strengthens its intellectual property practice

Ulf Dahlgren joins Vinge’s IP Practice Group. Following the recent arrival of Håkan Borgenhäll, one…

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