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PATENTS   •   TRADEMARKS   •   DESIGN   •   IP-LAW

Where others stop - we begin


In an ever-changing world someone has to see

the  possibilities.

Fenix Legal offers legal solutions for the

creative minds.

Our consultants are lawyers, engineers,

business consultants and branding experts.



LEDIGA TJÄNSTER / AVAILABLE POSITIONS

Do you look for an opportunity to use your creative mind

to serve clients all over the world? Send your application to:

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Just nu söker vi / Right now we are looking for:

Patentchef / Patent Manager

Patentkonsult - Mekanik / Patent Attorney - Mechanical

Patentkonsult - Kemi / Patent Attorney - Chemistry

Patentkonsult - Elektronik & Telekom / Patent Attorney - Electronic & Telecom



Petter Rindforth of Fenix Legal awarded:

Trade Marks Lawyer of the Year – Sweden

38th ECTA Annual Conference: “New Horizons through the Highland Haze”.



The European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA) had its 38th Annual conference in Edinburgh, Scotland, June 26 – 29, 2019.


Fenix Legal was represented by CEO Maria Zamkova, CEO, and Managing Partner Petter Rindforth.

 

The conference included a number of important workshops and presentations, including topics such as:


"Constructing evidence based on disclosure on the Internet",

"Strategies for enforcing unregistered / no examined rights",

"New IT tools and useful statistics from WIPO and EUIPO",

"EU Case-Law", 

and of course:

"Brexit" as well as "ICANN/WHOIS update and discussion”.

 

In other words: the same topics that Fenix Legal also works directly on to solve in working groups of ICANN and INTA. Updates on these topics will follow through this site and .fenixnewS


Stockholm – the Capital of Scandinavia®


Names of cities around the world are working well as trademarks for the cities and related regions/countries.


Helsinki, Finland, is using a number of different colourful symbols, instead of a traditional trademark as “an image of Helsinki is created wherever people experience the city”.


Oslo, Norway, has created the “Oslo Brand Toolbox”, with  general guidelines on how to market Oslo, with the position identified as “Oslo – the young, pioneering city”.


However, the city trademark that indeed is the most well-known and discussed in international media is “Stockholm – the Capital of Scandinavia”


Read the full article, published in the Trademark Lawyer, Issue 3, 2018, written by Petter Rindforth, Head of Trademark & Legal Department of Fenix Legal:


    

THE INNOVATION QUARTET CHANGING THE WORLD


The Hanseatic League of Science (HALOS),is a new EU project in the union’s Öresund-Kattegatt-Skagerak (ÖKS) inter-regional cooperation programme, which started February 1, 2019.

 

HALOS is a centre for integrated, world-leading life science innovation and research, led by the Faculty of Medicine at Lund University, Sweden.

 

Maria Zamkova tells more about HALOS, and why the result of life science innovation and research is necessary and long-awaited for all final consumers and patients worldwide, together with patent and similar IP protection as a guarantee that the product is reliable, in her article in the World IP Review of May/june 2019.


IKEA – A trademark you love or hate

(with a smile)


IKEA, the Swedish trademark for ready-to-assemble furniture, founded in 1943 by the then 17 year old Mr Feodor Ingvar Kamprad, from Elmtaryd, Agunneryd, in Sweden, is ranked as No 1 in several trademark searches.


The fans of IKEA around the world points to the Scandinavian design at affordable prices, the bold modernist patterns, and blond wood aesthetics. The fact that you can eat “Swedish meatballs” in the restaurants, and buy Swedish hard cheese, crisp bread (“knäckebröd”), and pickled herring for Christmas is of course also marked as a positive detail for customers around the world – not only Scandinavians living abroad.


IKEA may have a marketing budget, as all companies, however the best marketing is in fact made by the physical consumers. Many Swedish movies and humour programs includes a scene with a person – normally a “handy” man – having difficulties to unpack a furniture from IKEA from the flat package and screw the parts together into a functional furniture. In social media around the world, the labyrinthine lay-out at the IKEA shops, the “flat-pack misery” to deal with once home, Allen keys, metal bolts, and baffling instructions are discussed, however in the majority of samples with a humoristic touch.


As the founder Ingvar Kamprad once summarized: ”Maintaining a strong IKEA culture is one of the most crucial factors behind the continued success of the IKEA Concept”.


Petter Rindforth tells the story of IKEA trademark, including trademark disputes and marketing policy in the Trademark Lawyer Annual 2019.




The New Swedish Trademark Legislation


On January 1, 2019, several important changes to the Swedish trademark law and related constitutions came into effect. Among the most important changes is that it is now possible to register trademarks that can be attached as sound files, motion pictures or multimedia files.

Other news:


  • Opositions:  owners of a newly registered trademark can, in some cases, demand that an opponent prove that the opposing trademark has been in use.
  • Criteria for what is considered a valid trademark application: In order to get an application date, the applicant needs to i) stated intent to register the trademark, ii) provide full and clear information on who is the applicant, iii) provide a clear representation of the trademark, and iv) provide a clear list of goods and services for the trademark.
  • The exclusive trademark right is extended to include transit and similar customs measures. The purpose is to make it easier for the Customs Office to intervene against piracy and counterfeit goods.
  • Registrations based on applications submitted before or on December 31, 2018 will still be valid from the date of application and for 10 years from the registration date. Registrations based on applications submitted after or on January 1, 2019 will be valid for 10 years from the application date.


However, some traditional Swedish praxis will remain, such as the ex officio examination of relative grounds, as well as the possibility to file oppositions on absolute grounds.


Together with the new trademark legislation, a new Company Name Act (“Lag om företagsnamn”), replacing the Trade Names Act from 1974, has come into force. The main news here is the simplified and modernised language, as well as some practical procedural additions.


                   Fenix Legal & Maria Zamkova:

                     Among the The World’s

                                       Leading Patent                                        Professionals 2018





IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2018, a unique guide that identifies the top patent professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe, is now published. The extensive research process for this guide was conducted over several months by a team of full-time analysts, and involved more than 1,700 interviews with patent specialists across the globe.


Both Fenix Legal KB (as firm) and Maria Zamkova (as individual) are recognized and listed.


As explained by Nicholas Richardson, research editor for the IAM Patent 1000: “In the world of commerce, patents have become pivotal in driving corporate value and profitability…IAM Patent 1000 is pinpointing the best of the best in prosecution, litigation and licensing".

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