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Potter Clarkson in Scandinavia

24 November 2016

Potter Clarkson has been at the forefront of intellectual property (IP) in Europe for over a century and is consistently ranked in legal surveys as a top tier firm. During this time we have witnessed and embraced numerous changes to the legal, economic and scientific environments in which we operate. Potter Clarkson continues to evolve its IP strategies and services so our clients can capitalise on commercial opportunities, both now and in the future.

Sweden and Denmark are widely recognised as two of the most innovative regions in Europe and have become hubs for technology development, attracting talent and investment from across the world. Potter Clarkson has worked with companies in the region for several decades and our clients appreciate our resolutely commercial focus, using IP rights to advance their business goals worldwide through our established international network of attorneys. Today we work with more than 70 biotechnology, pharmaceutical and chemicals companies in those regions.

Our new offices in Stockholm and Lund are ideally located to enhance our service offering to companies in Scandinavia.

Our Stockholm office serves Stockholm, Solna, Uppsala and the surrounding regions; whilst our Lund office is well-placed for Lund, the Oresund region (which spans Denmark and Sweden and is a particularly dynamic area of technological innovation), and Scandinavia more widely.

Our Services

• Providing clear commercial advice on strategic use of Intellectual Property (IP) rights, including controlling costs and obtaining maximum advantage from a limited budget

• Obtaining patents, trade marks and designs throughout the world

• Providing Freedom-to-Operate opinions and commercial advice about future actions

• Getting IP portfolios ready for due diligence and fundraising procedures, such as stock market listings and company mergers and acquisitions

• Performing patent and trade mark searches and watches

• Managing IP disputes, including oppositions and proceedings at patent and trade mark offices, and litigation in national courts across Europe

• Handling Alternative Dispute Resolution, including Mediation and Arbitration

• Advising on non-contentious legal matters, including Non-Disclosure Agreements, Material Transfer Agreements, IP licences and agreements, ownership/inventorship issues and collaboration agreements.

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