Practice areas


  • LL.D



  • Advisor, von lode advokat, 2009-2013
  • Advisor, MAQS Law Firm, 2006-2009
  • Lecturer, Uppsala University, Faculty of Law, 2004-2006
  • Lecturer, Stockholm University, Faculty of Law, 2003


Det varumärkesrättsliga kravet på särskiljningsförmåga NIR 2002 s. 16 Dec. 2, 2002
EG-domstolens gradering av varumärkesrättens omfång NIR 2000 s. 640 Dec. 1, 2000
Förväxlingsläran under förändring NIR 1998 s. 486 Dec. 1, 1998
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Immaterialrättens struktur Norstedts Juridik, 2019 April 3, 2019
Varumärkeslagen - en kommentar Norstedts Juridik, 2013 - sättning i oktober Dec. 11, 2013
Immateriella gränsfall, rättsfallssamling med kommentarer Norstedts Juridik, 2005 Dec. 1, 2005
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Other qualifications

  • Lectured in intellectual property law, contract law and torts at the universities of Stockholm and Uppsala.


The World Trademark review has appointed Richard Wessman as a WTR Global Leader and they say: Richard Wessman is a deep thinker about IP law with phenomenal theoretical knowledge. However, it is because he understands their business needs and devotes his full energy to realising clients' objectives that he engenders such a level of trust. - World Trademark review 2019 

Richard Wessman is a prominent figure on the market, respected for his abilities in handling trade mark disputes and prosecution work. He is described by one source as "calm and very thorough." Chambers and Partners 2019

Interviewees acknowledge Richard Wessman's expertise in trade mark and marketing law and describe him as "very knowledgeable and skilled."  - Chambers Global 2018

The "excellent" Richard Wessman gains recognition from sources for his knowledge of trade marks. He handles both contentious and non-contentious mandates. - Chambers Global and Europe 2016

Richard Wessman is a familiar market name for trade mark matters including litigation and damage claims. He is additionally regarded as "an excellent academic." - Chambers Global & Europe 2015

Richard Wessman a respected academic and litigator. WTR 1000, 2014