Erik Ficks
Partner
Office: Stockholm
Primary practices
Brand Protection, Dispute Resolution, Employment & Benefits, General Commercial, Intellectual Property, Marketing & Consumer, TMT, Data Protection & Digitalization, Public Procurement
Languages
Swedish, English
Profile

Erik Ficks is a Stockholm-based Partner and Head of Roschier's Intellectual Property, Brand Protection, Marketing & Consumer, and Public Procurement practices. He is specialized in matters of contentious and non-contentious intellectual property (IP) work, including matters of marketing law and trade secrets, as well as in public procurement matters in several industry sectors. Erik has extensive experience from acting as counsel in arbitration proceedings and before national courts, including in multi-jurisdictional IP litigation and in administrative appeals. He also has extensive experience from multi-jurisdictional IP licensing, brand protection, technology transfers and R&D collaborations and complex commercial contracts.

Erik's work experience includes working with IP in London for a major law firm.

Awards & rankings
Erik is recognized as one of the leading experts in intellectual property in Sweden by international legal directories such as Chambers Europe and Chambers Global, Managing IP (IP Stars) and IAM (Patent 1000 - The World's Leading Patent Professionals). Clients describe him as "a natural choice; he has a very nice approach and is really experienced beyond his years" (Chambers Europe, 2016) and they further highlight that “he focuses on the key issues and gives clear recommendations on courses of action. He has an eye for detail, but keeps the big picture in mind.” (IAM Patent 1000, 2016).
Career
Roschier (2007-), Partner since 2016
Uppsala University, Guest lecturer (2015)
Herbert Smith /London, Visiting lawyer (2012)
Luleå University of Technology, Guest lecturer (2008)
Memberships & professional appointments
Member of the Swedish Bar Association
Member of Licensing Executives Society (LES)
Member of International Trademark Association (INTA)
Member of European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW)
AIPPI, Member of the Communications Committee
The Swedish National Group of AIPPI, Deputy Board Member
Swedish Anti-Counterfeiting Group (SACG), Member of the Board, President (2017-)
EPLAW Patent Blog, Member of the Editorial Board
Akademin för Immaterial-, Marknadsförings- och Konkurrensrätt (IMK), Uppsala University, Member of Practitioners Council (Praktikerrådet)
Publications
"En ny svensk patentlag – en försummad möjlighet" (A new Swedish Patent Act – a Neglected Opportunity"), Nordiskt Immateriellt Rättsskydd/Nordic Intellectual Property Law Review (NIR), no. 5/2015
"Om det icke-existerande eller harmoniserade parodiundantaget i svensk upphovsrätt" ("On the Non Existing or Harmonised Parody Exception in Swedish Copyright Law”), Nordiskt Immateriellt Rättsskydd/Nordic Intellectual Property Law Review (NIR), no. 3/2015
"Permissible Use of a Third Party Trademark - No Damage, No Infringement”, World Intellectual Property Review (WIPR), no 9/2014
”Avtal om att lösa en tvist genom medling utgör inte rättegångshinder eller hinder mot skiljeförfarande” (”Agreement to resolve a dispute by mediation is no procedural impediment against litigation or arbitration”), Juridisk Tidskrift (JT), no. 3 2013/14
“Sweden” in De Palo and Trevor (Ed.): “EU Mediation Law and Practice”, Oxford University Press, 2012
“New Swedish Trademark Act Provides Needed Modernization, But Many Was Hoping for More”, World Intellectual Property Report (WIPR), no. 12/2010
”Interimistiska förbud vid intrång i läkemedelspatent” (”Preliminary injunctions against infringements of pharmaceutical patents”), Nordiskt Immateriellt Rättsskydd/Nordic Intellectual Property Law Review (NIR), no. 2/2009
“Models of General Court-Connected Conciliation and Mediation for Commercial Disputes in Sweden, Australia and Japan”, Zeitschrift für Japanisches Recht/Journal of Japanese Law, no. 25/2008
Education
Uppsala University, LL.M. (2007)