Firm news | April 22, 2020

Roschier adds a counsel to its Brand Protection practice

Senior trademarks and designs lawyer Susanne Mellqvist joins Roschier's Brand Protection team in Stockholm.

To meet the long-term demand for strategic advice in IP-intensive business operations, Roschier strengthens its expertise in the area of brand protection by appointing Susanne Mellqvist as Brand Protection Counsel. Susanne has nearly 30 years of extensive experience from managing large, international trademark and design portfolios with focus on protection strategies and various trademark and design prosecution matters. Susanne joins Roschier from Rouse, an international IP services firm which recently acquired Swedish IP services firm IPQ, where she was a partner.

“We are thrilled to welcome Susanne to our team. Despite the current economic uncertainty in the world caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, brand protection will continue to be a business-critical operation for companies operating in IP-intensive industries. Susanne is highly experienced and a known profile in the market. By adding her to our Brand Protection team, we ensure that our clients continue to have access to first-class expertise in this field”, says Partner Erik Ficks, who heads Roschier’s Brand Protection practice in Sweden.

Roschier’s Brand Protection practice works closely with the firm’s market-leading Intellectual Property practice, offering comprehensive brand protection for clients in Sweden and Finland, as well as internationally. The team handles all aspects of international trademark portfolios, including design and domain name portfolios, and is also essential in IP-intensive business deals or disputes for Roschier’s clients. It is top ranked in the trademark field by international ranking publications such as WTR 1000 and MIP IP Stars.