Tobias Kempas

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

Tobias is specialized in intellectual property rights and marketing law. He has several years’ experience in dispute resolution, commercial agreements and strategic advice e.g. in the areas of trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and marketing practices. Tobias represents Swedish and foreign companies, both in litigation and out of court, e.g. in matters concerning infringement, validity, advertising measures and intellectual property agreements. He assists clients across a wide range of industries in the drafting, negotiation and  conclusion of commercial agreements, e.g. in respect of licensing and transfer of intellectual property rights, coexistence agreements, development and distribution of software, R&D agreements,  consultancy agreements, sponsorship agreements and content service agreements. Tobias has also worked as Legal Counsel for one of the world’s major telecommunications corporations, focusing on the development, commercialization and enforcement of intellectual property rights, and marketing-related negotiations and disputes. He has written several articles on e.g. copyright and trademark law and is frequently engaged as a lecturer.

Mentions

Clients are full of praise for Tobias Kempas who “quickly understands complicated issues and always focuses on the client's best interests” – Legal 500, 2019

Education

  • Uppsala University, LL.M., 2002
  • Griffith University, Australia, 2000-2001
  • Växjö University, 1992 and 1997

Experience

  • Legal Counsel, Telenor Sverige AB, 2008-2014
  • Associate/Attorney-at-law, RydinCarlsten Advokatbyrå, 2002-2008
  • Pilot, Swedish Armed Forces, 1994-1996

Other qualifications

Memberships

• Swedish Bar Association
• Swedish Association  for the Protection of Intellectual Property (SFIR)
• Swedish Copyright Association (SFU)
• International Trademark Association (INTA)
• International Literary and Artistic Association (ALAI)
• Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)

Awards

Mandate

Mandate December 12, 2017

Vinge advises KKR in the acquisition of Hyperion from Sandvik

Vinge is advising the listed US investment fund KKR on its acquisition of Hyperion, a manufacturer o…

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 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…

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

New guide to Copyright Litigation in Sweden

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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…

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…

Articles

Article February 15, 2021
Article August 09, 2018

Who - if anyone - owns the copyright to works created by artificial intelligence?

Published by the Swedish Patent and Registration Office
Article February 08, 2018

What is the similarity between music, movies and motorboats? Copyright is the common denominator

Published by the Swedish Patent and Registration Office
Article October 17, 2017

Copyright Litigation in Sweden; Overview

Thomson Reuters Practical Law, 2017
Article November 08, 2016
Article April 25, 2016

Is Internet Linking Illegal?

SvD Näringsliv Debatt, April 24, 2016
Article June 16, 2015
Article December 12, 2014

Copyright Litigation, Jurisdictional comparisons, 2nd edition 2015, Chapter on Swedish Copyright Litigation pp. 411-432

Thomson Reuters (European Lawyer Reference Series)
Article March 01, 2013

Genuine Use and Scope of Alteration of Trade Marks in Europe and Sweden. An Update.

NIR 2013:6 pp. 559-585
Article March 04, 2005

New Act on Investment Funds

[2015] J.I.B.L.R. issue 2
Article March 02, 2005

Genuine Use and Scope of Alteration of Trade Marks in Europe and Sweden.

NIR 2005: pp. 135-164