Intellectual property protection in Sweden

Intellectual property system in Sweden

1. Sweden general info

Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. Sweden borders Norway, Finland, by the maritime boundary with Latvia and Lithuania, and is connected to Denmark by a bridge-tunnel. Today, Sweden is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary democracy form of government and a highly developed economy. Sweden has the world's eighth highest per capita income. Sweden capital city is Stockholm, which is also the largest city.

International Country Code:  SE

Time zone:       CET (UTC+1), Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)                           

Currency:    Swedish krona (SEK)

See brief information about Patent registration in Sweden (non-PCT)

See brief information about Patent registration in Sweden (PCT national phase)

See brief information about Trademark registration in Sweden

See brief information about Industrial Design registration in Sweden

See brief information about Validation of a European Patent in Sweden

2. IP Legal Base in Sweden

Patents Act
Trademark Act
Design Protection Act
Act on Copyright in Literary and Artistic Works
Act on Plant Breeders' Rights
Act on Patent Appeals Court
Act on the Protection of Topographies for Semiconductor Products
Act on the Protection of Trade Secrets
Act on the Right to Inventions by Employees

3. International organizations/agreements

Trademark Law Treaty
Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks
WIPO Copyright Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
Patent Law Treaty
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Vienna Agreement Establishing the International Classification of the Figurative Elements of Marks
Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Micro-organisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure
Patent Cooperation Treaty
Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification
Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
Locarno Agreement Establishing an International Classification for Industrial Designs
Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization
Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks
Madrid Agreement for the Repression of False or Deceptive Indications of Source on Goods
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property

4. Patent Office Contact Details

The Swedish Patent and Registraion Office
Valhallavägen 136
114 41 Stockholm
Phone: +46 8 782 28 00
Fax: +46 8 666 02 86

5. IP registration costs

Fees associated with registration of IP rights in Sweden are available in the fee calculator.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by Fenix Legal on 29/03/2017
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Swedish IP Laws.

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