Stojan Arnerstål

Counsel Member of the Swedish Bar Association Head of Life Sciences
  • Stockholm
  • Languages:
    Swedish, English

Stojan specializes in transactional IP and focus on legal and strategic advice in matters concerning intellectual property law and contract law. He is responsible for Vinge’s offering within Life Sciences & Health. His services primarily focus on intellectual property issues and risk assessments in transactions (M&A), technology transfers, licensing structures and development agreements, including negotiations and drafting. He is in particular experienced in media-, tech- and life science-related agreements

In addition to his experience from working at law firms, Stojan has a background as an academic researcher and was an associate professor (jur. dr and docent) at the Institute of Intellectual Property, Marketing and Competition Law (IMC) at Uppsala University, of which he was also the Director for several years.

He regularly teaches law at the universities in Uppsala, Stockholm and Lund and also frequently speaks and publishes articles on various IP and contracting issues.

Mentions

A prominent name in academic circles within Trademark Community. Stojan Arnerstål is the life sciences division head, but his transactional work is called upon by those in the media and technology sectors as well. WTR 1000 2024

Stojan Arnestål is ranked as a Notable Practitioner 2023 - IP Stars 2023

Stojan Arnerstål is a transactional ace and embodies the breadth of mandates entrusted to the firm. Lately, he has been assisting biopharmaceutical company Cinclus Pharma Holding to accelerate their commercialisation strategy and broaden their shareholder base. IAM Patent 1000 2023

Stojan Arnerstål enters the rankings as a result of strong market support. He is noted for his presence in transactional and commercial IP issues with additional expertise in arbitration disputes. He also has experience in handling IP issues for life sciences clients. Chambers  Partners 2023

Stojan Arnerstål stand out for his strategic advice and approach to asset commercialisation.” Arnerstål comes in for additional praise courtesy of his “business-oriented mindset and dedication to consistently enhancing his skillset. He has a curious mind and is always open to discussing emerging topics.” WTR 1000 2023

On the transactions front, Stojan Arnerstål has asset commercialisation down to a fine art. He recently assisted Expedition Growth Capital in connection with Storykit’s investment round of $10 million, which was led by the London-based growth equityfund. IAM Patent 1000 2022

Stojan Arnestål is ranked as a Notable Practitioner 2022 - IP Stars 2022

‘Stojan Arnerstål has excellent skills in all matters related to IP and a good understanding of partnership agreements in the Life Sciences industry. He has a business minded approach, listens carefully to the needs of the client and is very easy to work with.’

Stojan Arnerstål l – also very knowledgeable within his field (agreements/IP), provides practical/business oriented advice, very friendly and responsive.’ Legal 500 2022

IAM Patent 1000 describes him as “brilliant” on the transactions front. - IAM Patent 1000, 2021

Business Sectors

Education

  • Uppsala University, associate professor 2016
  • Uppsala University, LL.D. 2014
  • Stockholm University, LL.M., Master of Law in European Intellectual Property Law, 2005
  • Lund University, LL.M. 2005

Experience

  • Vinge, 2019-
  • Institute of Intellectual Property, Marketing and Competition Law (IMC) at Uppsala University, Director 2014-2019
  • Uppsala University, doctoral researcher, postdoctoral researcher and associate professor 2008-2019
  • Von lode advokat, specialist counsel, 2008-2014
  • Södra Roslags district court, law clerk at district court, 2006-2008
  • MAQS Law Firm, associate, 2005-2006

Other qualifications

  • Country editor for the Nordic Intellectual Property Law Review (NIR) since 2016
  • Chairperson for the trademark group within the Swedish Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property Law (SFIR) since 2016
  • Member of the Board at the Institute of Intellectual Property, Marketing and Competition Law (IMC) at Uppsala University
  • Winner of the ECTA Award 2017 in the professional category for the article “Protecting the Reputation and Image of Franchise Concepts with Trademark Law and Contract Law" and recipient of the von Bahr Premium 2014 for honorable doctoral thesis.

Awards

Mandates

Mandate January 09, 2024

Vinge advises EQT Healthcare Growth in connection with its acquisition of Mabtech

Vinge advises EQT Healthcare Growth, a new dedicated healthcare buy-out strategy introduced by EQT,…

Mandate September 27, 2023

Vinge advises Repligen Corporation in connection with the acquisition of Metenova

Vinge has advised Repligen Corporation and subsidiaries ("Repligen"), a multinational life sciences…

Mandate July 03, 2023

Vinge advises Industrifonden in connection with an investment in Cellevate

Vinge has advised Industrifonden in connection with its investment in Cellevate. Cellevate is an inn…

Mandate February 27, 2023

Vinge advises Dreams in connection with the divestment of Dreams Technology

Vinge advises Dreams AB in connection with the divestment of the leading engagement banking platform…

Mandate October 18, 2022

Vinge has advised Cameco in connection with its USD 7.8bn acquisition of Westinghouse Electric Company

Vinge, alongside Covington & Burling LLP, has advised Cameco Corporation in their acquisition of Wes…

Mandate May 20, 2022

Vinge advises Cinclus Pharma in connection with a private placement

Vinge has advised the biopharmaceutical development company Cinclus Pharma in connection with a priv…

Mandate May 05, 2022

Vinge advises A3P Biomedical in conjunction with directed share issue

Vinge has advised A3P Biomedical in connection with an issue of shares amounting to SEK 400 million…

Mandate December 16, 2021

Vinge advises Expedition Growth Capital in connection with Storykit’s USD 10 million investment round

Vinge advises Expedition Growth Capital in connection with Storykit’s investment round of USD 10 mil…

Mandate June 16, 2021

Vinge advises HELLA GmbH in connection with an investment in Gapwaves AB (publ)

HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA, one of the largest manufacturers of radar in the automotive industry, has mad…

Mandate June 08, 2021

Vinge advises Sleep Cycle AB (publ) in connection with the listing on Nasdaq Stockholm

Vinge advises Sleep Cycle AB (publ) (“Sleep Cycle” or the “Company”) in connection with the listing…

Mandate February 26, 2021

Vinge advises Net Insight AB (publ)

Vinge advises Net Insight AB (publ) in connection with the signing of an agreement to divest its Res…

Mandate January 25, 2021

Vinge advises Ottobock on its acquisition of Exoneural Network AB

Vinge advises Ottobock, a portfolio company to EQT, on its acquisition of Exoneural Network AB a Swe…

Mandate December 16, 2020

Vinge advises Industrifonden in connection with an investment in MinervaX

Vinge has advised Industrifonden in connection with its investment in MinervaX.

Mandate June 16, 2020

Vinge has advised Main Capital and Alfa eCare in connection with their strategic acquisition of Joliv

The Alfa eCare group is a recognized eHealth software company, providing solutions to both public an…

Mandate April 03, 2020

Vinge has advised Main Capital in connection with its acquisition of Alfa Kommun & Landsting AB and Safe Care Svenska AB

Alfa Kommun & Landsting AB and Safe Care Svenska AB develop and provide software solutions to both p…

Mandate April 01, 2020

Vinge advises Xspray Pharma in connection with its listing on Nasdaq Stockholm

Vinge advises Xspray Pharma AB (publ) in connection with its list change from Nasdaq First North Gro…

Mandate March 04, 2020

Vinge has advised Industrifonden in connection with investment

Vinge has advised Industrifonden in connection with Industrifonden’s investment in ShardSecure Inc.…

Mandate March 02, 2020

Vinge advises Industrifonden in connection with financing

Vinge has advised Industrifonden in connection with Industrifonden leading a financing round in the…

Mandate January 30, 2020

Vinge has advised Net Insight AB in the divestment of the Streaming Solution business area (Sye) to a Fortune 500 company

With the close of the transaction, 100% of the shares in the wholly owned Sye business subsidiary, a…

Mandate December 19, 2019

Vinge advises Microdata Telecom on the acquisition of Filtronic’s Telecoms Antenna Operations

Microdata Telecom is a telecom company operating in the wireless infrastructure market.

Mandate December 13, 2019

Vinge advises IRLAB Therapeutics in connection with share issues

Vinge advises IRLAB Therapeutics in connection with a directed share issue of SEK 70 million and a r…

News

Vinge retains top ranking in the Chambers Global Guide 2024
News February 19, 2024

Vinge retains top ranking in the Chambers Global Guide 2024

This year's results of the Chambers & Partners 2024 global rankings have now been published, where w…

Vinge top ranked by WTR 1000
News February 12, 2024

Vinge top ranked by WTR 1000

Vinge is awarded gold in the Enforcement and Litigation category in the 2024 WTR 1000 ranking. In ad…

Vinge receives top ranking in intellectual property law
News July 04, 2023

Vinge receives top ranking in intellectual property law

Vinge's IP group is once again placed at the top of the recently released IAM Patent 1000 ranking. H…

Vinge contributes to the 2023 Chambers Global Practice Guide on Pharmaceutical Advertising
News April 03, 2023

Vinge contributes to the 2023 Chambers Global Practice Guide on Pharmaceutical Advertising

Stojan Arnerstål, Håkan Borgenhäll, Åsa Hellstadius and Lisa Hörnqvist have authored the Swedish cha…

WTR 1000 - Vinge receives Swedish top ranking
News February 13, 2023

WTR 1000 - Vinge receives Swedish top ranking

Vinge has been awarded the “Top firm in Sweden” in this year’s World Trademark Review. The award is…

Vinge top ranked within intellectual property law
News July 06, 2022

Vinge top ranked within intellectual property law

Vinge’s IP practice group is once again top ranked in IAM’s annual ranking Patent 1000. Håkan Borgen…

New partners and counsels appointed at Vinge’s Stockholm office
News July 06, 2021

New partners and counsels appointed at Vinge’s Stockholm office

Advokat Sofie Bjärtun, advokat Rikard Lindahl, advokat Malin Malm Waerme and advokat Daniel Wendelss…

Vinge’s IP team recruits three top candidates
News March 06, 2019

Vinge’s IP team recruits three top candidates

Vinge has strengthened and developed the IP practice group by recruiting three sector specialists –…

Articles

Article February 18, 2019

Svartvita registreringar: Patent- och marknadsöverdomstolen ändrar svensk praxis om svartvita varumärken

BrandNews 2/2019 s. 24–27
Article January 16, 2018

Varumärkesrättsliga prejudikat: En kommentar till Länsförsäkringar-avgörandet

Nordiskt Immateriellt Rättsskydd (NIR), 2018/1 s. 137–144
Article September 18, 2017

Användning av annans varumärke i jämförande reklam – en upplösning av gränsen mellan två rättsområden: i minnesskriften Amici curiae Marknadsdomstolen 1971‒2016, Stockholm 2017

(Jure förlag) (s. 47–64)
Article June 14, 2016

The outer and inner dimensions of protecting franchising concepts

International Journal of Franchising Law, Volume 14, 6/2016 s. 3–8.
Article April 12, 2016

Särskilda åtalsförutsättningar för immaterialrättsintrång

Nordiskt Immateriellt Rättsskydd (NIR), 2016/4, s. 325–343.
Article March 19, 2016

Straffrättsligt ansvar för intrång på det industriella rättsskyddets område

Nordiskt Immateriellt Rättsskydd (NIR), 2016/3 s. 215–241.
Article March 15, 2016

Protecting the Reputation and Image of Franchise Concepts with Trademark Law and Contract Law

Tidskrift utgiven av Juridiska Föreningen i Finland (FJFT), nummer 3/2016, s. 366–390.
Article September 08, 2015

Licensing Digital Content in a Sale of Goods Context

GRUR Int. 2015/9 s. 882–888 and Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice. 2015/10, s. 750-758.
Article April 15, 2015

Marknadsidentitet, irrationella konsumenter och varumärket som en kvalitetsgaranti

Nordiskt Immateriellt Rättsskydd (NIR), 2015/4 s. 400–420.
Article April 10, 2014

Risker i varumärkesrättsliga avtalsförhållanden

BrandNews 2014/4.
Article March 06, 2007

In the aftermath of Opel v. Autec – is the requirement of trade mark use relevant or not

Nordiskt Immateriellt Rättsskydd (NIR) 2007/ 3, s. 255–269.

Books

Book August 23, 2022

Känneteckensrätt | Skydd för varumärken och företagsnamnIustus förlag

Book August 25, 2021

International Trademark LicensingWolters Kluwer 2021

Book March 25, 2019

Licensavtalets anatomiNorstedts Juridik 2019

Book August 14, 2018

VarumärkesanvändningNorstedts Juridik 2018

Book October 22, 2014

Varumärket som kontraktsföremålIustus förlag 2014