Intellectual Property

Intellectual property is at the heart of the Nordic economies, and its significance to the competitiveness of any globally operating company cannot be overstated. Our clients have tremendous knowledge at their disposal, as our Intellectual Property practice is among the largest and most experienced IP practices in the Nordic region.

Our team members are experienced in all aspects of intellectual property-related legal and business issues through having collaborated closely with regional and global market leaders in a variety of sectors such as telecommunications, broadcasting, entertainment, pharmaceuticals and life sciences, healthcare, automotive, industrial equipment and energy.

Many of our professionals also have in-house experience with leading companies, which imparts a thorough understanding of client preferences and priorities. This allows us to leverage regional and global experiences and best practices and to add value for our clients in the real world of IP-intensive business operations.

We provide you with a “one-stop shop” for advice on the full spectrum of IP issues, and we offer market-leading advice throughout the life cycle of IP, from identification, acquisition and registration to enforcement and transactions, with portfolio management and valuation in between.

When it comes to protecting intellectual property in the Nordics, Roschier is in a league of its own. More than 50 friendly, service-minded and proactive attorneys, who are consistently up to date on legal developments worldwide serve up holistic counsel in Sweden and Finland.

WTR1000

Our practice also builds heavily on cross-border and cross-firm collaboration. As the Nordic IP laws are based on common legislative heritage and drafting, cross-border cooperation is not only cost efficient, it really makes sense. We advise on cross-border IP litigation and transaction projects utilizing our cross-border teams seamlessly and efficiently.

To ensure that our clients receive the same level of service, no matter where their business opportunities may take them, we also actively seek out and participate in business development opportunities with leading law firms in other regions and invest in developing deep relationships with them. In each matter, our team is staffed to best meet the client’s needs and to exceed expectations. This collaborative, integrated approach is essential in a world where IP has solidified its position as one of the key asset classes and value drivers for a clear majority of today’s industries.

Practice-related services
  • IP identification and acquisition strategies (throughout the supply chain)
  • Employee, contractor and other workforce IP-related policies and disputes
  • Trademark and design prosecution, protection, valuation and portfolio management
  • Anti-counterfeiting and parallel import-related strategies and enforcement
  • Patent, design, trademark, copyright and trade secret enforcement and litigation
  • Coordination of multi-jurisdictional IP enforcement and litigation
  • Licensing, either together with or independent of technology, and both ad hoc and as part of more general licensing programs
  • Ecosystem, open innovation and open source-related intellectual property issues
  • FRAND licensing related issues
  • Intellectual property transactions, either independent of non-IP assets or as part of conventional transactions, such as transfer of business
  • Franchising, merchandising, product placement and other similar forms of IP commercialization
  • Marketing and unfair competition-related protection of client’s rights
  • IP policies, manuals and training across the board
Recognitions

Roschier’s Intellectual Property practice is top-ranked by leading international independent legal directories, including Chambers Europe, The Legal 500, WTR1000, MIP IP Stars and IAM Patent 1000. The firm has also won several prestigious awards, including the following most recent awards:

  • The Lawyer European Awards: European Law Firm of the Year in 2023;
  • The Lawyer European Awards: Law Firm of the Year: Northern Europe in 2023;
  • Managing IP Awards: Patent Disputes Firm of the Year for Finland in 2023;
  • LMG Life Sciences Awards: Nordic Firm of the Year in 2023;
  • Managing IP Awards: Patent Contentious Firm of the Year for Finland in 2022;
  • Chambers Europe Awards: the Law Firm of the Year for Finland in 2022;
  • Managing IP Awards: the Trade Mark Contentious Firm of the Year for Finland in 2021 and 2020;
  • Regi: Law Firm of the Year for Sweden in 2021;
  • Global IP Awards: the Trademark Litigation Firm of the Year for Finland in 2020; and
  • Managing IP Awards: the Copyright & Design Firm of the Year for Finland in 2020.

This is what clients say about us:

“It is an extremely sophisticated IP team that has the ability to advise on multiple legal aspects of a problem, including the tax, corporate and dispute resolution aspects of an IP topic.”
– Chambers Global 2023, Intellectual Property

“The service is high quality.”
– Chambers Global 2023, Intellectual Property

“Roschier is very proactive and responsive to client needs. They think outside of the box and are able to provide new points of view.”
– The Legal 500 2023, Intellectual Property

“Individuals make an effort to understand client’s business and provide tailored solutions. Understanding of client’s field of business is a key difference to other law firms.”
– The Legal 500 2023, Intellectual Property

“They are good communicators making sure they understand the client’s need and adapt accordingly. They have a very good understanding of technical and legal matters.”
– Chambers Global 2023, Intellectual Property

“Members of the team have a solid knowledge of patent law combined with great technical understanding. I am impressed by both senior and junior staff.”
– Chambers Global 2023, Intellectual Property

“Roschier always provides fast and accurate advice as well as pragmatic and business-oriented solutions.”
– Chambers Global 2023, Intellectual Property

“Roschier’s team has a great ability to tackle complex challenges and simplify them for clients.”
– Chambers Global 2023, Intellectual Property

“Very strong IP practice which can handle all types of matters from IT and privacy to more traditional IP matters. Always provides very transparent billing and ensures that the client feels that they got value for money.”
– The Legal 500 2023, Intellectual Property and Media

“Working close with their clients. Provides solid and usable advice with a business minded approach.”
– The Legal 500 2023, Intellectual Property and Media

“In my experience, the Roschier team has, above all, excelled in the interaction with me as a patent attorney in the understanding and appreciation of the technology side that is almost always an aspect in patent related litigation and transactions. Working together has also always been pleasant.”
– The Legal 500 2023, Intellectual Property and Media

“What can I say, Roschier’s IP practice is a veritable powerhouse, equally dominating in contentious and non-contentious work.”
– The Legal 500 2023, Intellectual Property

“Roschier team takes the time to be proactive and to understand its client’s business and pain points. They provide state-of-the-art deliverables, but at the same time advise on a practical level. In addition to legal know-how, Roschier’s team has impressive technical understanding that has been a considerable advantage.”
– The Legal 500 2022, Intellectual Property

“Roschier’s intellectual property practice is capable to lead and manage complex cross-border IP litigation. Their IP lawyers are pragmatic and able to communicate with non-lawyers and, especially, with the management.”
– The Legal 500 2022, Intellectual Property

“A wonderfully talented team with great legal minds and business acumen. The leading intellectual property practice in Finland and a key part of our multi-jurisdictional patent dispute teams. A truly trusted adviser.” 
– The Legal 500 2022, Intellectual Property

“Their ability to deliver according to strategy, and their excellent skills in the domain allow the client to get real value.”
– The Legal 500 2022, Intellectual Property

“The team is unique in that they are very easy to work with and have an excellent understanding of the business, the clients, the competitors, the courts and its own role. They work and switch seamlessly between the microlevel and macrolevel.”
– The Legal 500 2022, Intellectual Property

“Excellent combination of business acumen and legal analyses.”
– The Legal 500 2022, Intellectual Property

“Roschier lawyers are pragmatic and always suggest strategic solutions.”
– Chambers Europe 2022, Intellectual Property

“I am impressed by Roschier’s creativity and ability to quickly decide how to deal with tricky situations.”
– Chambers Europe 2022, Intellectual Property

“Roschier takes a problem off your hands and fix it so you can focus on your real job.”
– Chambers Europe 2022, Intellectual Property

“Sources praise the law firm’s understanding of global dynamics.”
– Chambers Europe 2022, Intellectual Property

“Roschier Attorneys is an instrumental partner to any company looking to create brand protection strategies and execute them worldwide.”
– WTR 1000 2021

“A great international network of professionals able to help in all situations and bringing excellent results.” 
– Chambers Europe 2021, Intellectual Property

“It’s always comforting when a matter is in their hands.” 
– Chambers Europe 2021, Intellectual Property

“You feel like a VIP every day.” 
– Chambers Europe 2021, Intellectual Property

“Intelligent, adaptable and business-minded.” 
– Chambers Europe 2021, Intellectual Property

“Very effective and efficient process; the lawyers always try to cut to the chase.” 
– Chambers Europe 2021, Intellectual Property

“A superb practice with capable and talented individuals that provide important contributions to multi-jurisdictional disputes.” 
– The Legal 500 2021, Intellectual Property

“They are very commercially minded and able to respond in a commercial manner which suits us.” 
– The Legal 500 2021, Intellectual Property

“We have good personal relationships in place with key employees who make an effort to understand our business and needs.”
– The Legal 500 2021, Intellectual Property

“Very competent and service-minded team, excellent understanding of our business and needs. Friendly and easy to work with. Proactive and good at ensuring that matters are dealt with on the level we need (and not unnecessarily over-worked). Knowledgeable and up to date with recent legal developments, excellent agreement drafting skills.”
– The Legal 500 2021, Intellectual Property

“Very experienced team. Benefiting from the cross-border capabilities. Excellent understanding of the market.”
– The Legal 500 2021, Intellectual Property

“We have enjoyed their ability to execute our agreed strategy, with a fantastic set of skills and experience. Their ability to co-operate with us efficiently and economically, has been key to our success, considering that we are a small company. Their knowledge on IP and litigation processes have helped us tremendously.” 
– The Legal 500 2021, Intellectual Property

“Roschier works extremely efficiently with our IPR issues, focusing on solving the cases at hand. The main difference to other firms lies in the efficiency of the resolutions.” 
– The Legal 500 2021, Intellectual Property

“Very service minded and helpful, especially in trying to see behind our stated needs to solve the questions at hand.” 
– The Legal 500 2021, Intellectual Property

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