Potter Clarkson strengthens Stockholm office team with senior hire

Potter Clarkson has expanded its Nordic service offering with the appointment of partner Jesper Sellin to its Stockholm office.

Potter Clarkson has expanded its Nordic service offering with the appointment of partner Jesper Sellin to its Stockholm office. Jesper, who joins the firm from the Swedish IP firm, Valea AB, is a qualified Swedish Attorney at Law, a registered European Trademark Attorney and a registered European Designs Attorney. He brings a wealth of experience in commercial and contentious IP matters to the team, as well as in trademark portfolio and brand management. His career began at the Swedish Patents and Registration Office (PRV) followed by a period as an in-house attorney for the Pharmacia/Pfizer Global IP group.

Recent years have seen the firm expand significantly in Scandinavia. In 2018, the firm opened its first office in Copenhagen and moved to larger premises in Stockholm. The new Stockholm office, headed up by Simon Curtis, is located in the heart of the city at Vasagatan 7.

Commenting on his appointment, Jesper Sellin, said:

I’m relishing the opportunity to work with a firm of Potter Clarkson’s calibre. They have a long-established presence and excellent reputation in Scandinavia and have been advising dynamic businesses in a variety of sectors in the Stockholm area and beyond for many years."

Partner and manager of Potter Clarkson’s Stockholm Office, Simon Curtis, added:

We have the privilege of acting on behalf of an ever-expanding client-base in Scandinavia, including in the Stockholm area, so it was a natural next step for us to establish a full-time presence here. With the addition of Jesper’s class-leading regional expertise, we are very much looking forward to increasing what the firm is able to offer and working with even more companies in Sweden’s vibrant community of new and rapidly growing technology businesses.”

Steve Smith, Potter Clarkson managing partner, commented:

We are delighted to welcome Jesper to Potter Clarkson, where he joins the growing team of professional IP advisors in our new Stockholm office. Jesper brings a wealth of experience advising and representing clients, both in Sweden and internationally, in relation to all aspects of intellectual property. His commercially-focussed approach and expertise in Swedish IP law will enable us to enhance, still further, the levels of support and advice we can offer to our many clients throughout the Nordic region. Welcome to the team, Jesper!"

For more information on the Stockholm office click here.

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