MIP IP Stars 2018
Sandart & Partners is named "Firm of the Year (2018)" for patent litigation in Sweden by Managing IP's guide to the world's leading IP firms and practitioners.
The firms rankings are:
- Patent contentious - Tier 1
- Trade Mark - Tier 1
- Copyright - Tier 2
The review of the firm and lawyers reads as follows:
Patent Editorial 2018 - Sweden
Sandart & Partners is Managing IP's Swedish Firm of the Year (2018) for patent litigation. One client says the team demonstrates "excellent team work and delivers results". Peter Sande and Dag Sandart are the most prominent patent litigators in the firm. Sandart is "very knowledgeable about the Swedish system and willing to listen" to his clients. Sande and Sandart are supported by other partners, notably Anders Kylhammar, and a fantastic team of IP associates. Julia Ericsson is one of the rising stars in the firm. Another client describes the team's approach to litigation as "perfect", adding that Kylhammar is "very elegant and eloquent in court".
Although Eric M Runesson will be heading to the Supreme Court in 2018, the firm has another equally capable transactions specialist in Göran Antonsson and the IP litigators are also experienced in dealing with IP-related transactions. Case studies show the firm was involved in a high-profile telecoms patent dispute and a medical device patent case which reached the Supreme Court. Rising star Christopher Tehrani has left the firm.
Trade Mark & Copyright Editorial 2018 - Sweden
Market commentators agree that Sandart & Partners is the leading firm for IP disputes in Sweden. All the partners in this boutique are experienced in IP dispute resolution. Practice leader is patent litigation star Dag Sandart. In soft IP instructions, Sandart is supported by partners such as Peter Sande, Karin Cederlund and Anders Kylhammar. The firm also deals with IP-related agreements; Jonas Näsman, Eric Runesson and Göran Antonsson are the key contacts for this type of work. The partners are supported by a team of IP associates including rising stars Patricia Haddad, Julia Ericsson and Karin Westerberg, who has a specialist interest in copyright law. Cederlund is recognised in Managing IP's Top 250 Women in IP (2018).