Category Archives: Immaterialrätt

New Climate Act – pioneering or meaningless?

New Climate Act – pioneering or meaningless?

In March 2016 the Cross-party Committee on Environmental Objectives presented its final report, ”A climate policy framework for Sweden” (SOU 2016:21). The Climate Policy Framework is a result of a cross-party political agreement that will supposedly make the climate a top issue in all policy work. The report resulted in a draft bill which was circulated for consideration. The Council on Legislation presented its views on the new Climate Act in February 2017.

Matilda Hellström at Lindahl comment on the The Climate Policy Framework in the latest newletter from ILO.

Read the article here.

Matilda Hellström

matilda.hellstrom@lindahl.se

 

Sweden reviews financing and pricing

Sweden reviews financing and pricing

In mid-November 2016 the government issued directives to review the pricing and reimbursement system and the national financing system for medicinal products. The government declared that the existing system is complex and complicated and must be improved in order to operate a modern healthcare system.

The review seeks to find a clear division of financing responsibilities between the national government and local county councils. It also seeks to establish foreseeable processes for stakeholders as regards pricing.

The report from the review will be presented to the government on 1 December 2018.

Jonas Löfgren and Annie Kabala comment the review in the latest newsletter from ILO.

Read the article here

Jonas Löfgren

jonas.lofgren@lindahl.se

 

Guidance on preparatory patent infringement

Guidance on preparatory patent infringement

When and under what circumstances can a patent owner obtain an injunction against imminent infringement or, as expressed in the Patents Act, preparatory acts of infringement? This question is of particular interest for pharmaceutical patents during the regulatory process relating to authorisations of generic medicinal products.

Jonas Westerberg and Ludvig Holm at Lindahl comment on this subject in the latest newsletter from ILO.

Read the full article here.

Ludvig Holm

ludvig.holm@lindahl.se

 

Contract interpretation in digital music industry

Contract interpretation in digital music industry

The digitisation of the music industry has led to the creation of popular new on-demand services, but it has also led to friction between recording artists and record labels concerning the digital use of copyrighted music.

In a recent case, the Svea Court of Appeal (T 9046-15) shed much-needed light on whether a right to digital use can be established through the interpretation of recording contracts from a time when such use did not even exist. The case shows how a party to a contract can be found to have consented to new terms regarding digital use through passivity and confirms that a recording artist has standing to seek an injunction on his or her own without the co-creators.

In the latest newsletter from ILO Hans Eriksson and Petter Larsson from Lindahl comment the case.

Read the full article here.

Hans Eriksson

hans.eriksson@lindahl.se

 

Piratkopiorna som göder den organiserade brottsligheten

Piratkopiorna som göder den organiserade brottsligheten

Henrik Wistam, advokat och delägare på Lindahl är också ordförande i Svenska föreningen mot piratkopiering. Här intervjuas han i P1 ang problematiken kring piratkopiering. Bortsett från att det kan vara olagligt att köpa fejkprodukter, så göder man indirekt den organiserade brottsligheten genom sitt köp.

Lyssna till avsnittet här.

SR om piratkopiering

 

Prison for company executives for copyright infringement

Prison for company executives for copyright infringement

On October 13 2016 the Stockholm Patent and Market Court (B 6871-14) sentenced four company executives to up to 18 months in prison and ordered them to pay fines and damages amounting to several million Swedish kronor for copyright and trademark infringement through the online sale of counterfeit furniture.

Read the full article from the ILO newsletter here

Ludvig Holm

ludvig.holm@lindahl.se

 

Lindahl provides an update on difficult position for orphan drugs

Lindahl provides an update on difficult position for orphan drugs

In the latest newsletter from the International Law Office, Lindahl’s Annie Kabala and Jonas Löfgren provides an update on recent developments in Sweden regarding the use of products that are not approved for the same indication (off-label use) as comparator to new medicinal products in pricing decisions.

Read the article here

Also read: Orphan drug denied reimbursement in health technology assessment

Annie Kabala

annie.kabala@lindahl.se

 

No copyright protection for sport broadcasts

No copyright protection for sport broadcasts

”Following the European Court of Justice (ECJ) decision in Case C-279/13 (which was referred by the Swedish Supreme Court), the Supreme Court handed down its judgment (B 3510-11). The ECJ decision tackled the issue of whether member states can give wider protection to rights holders by enabling communication to the public to cover a greater range of acts than those found in Article 3 (2) of EU Directive 2001/29/EC (InfoSoc). In the final Swedish judgment, the question before the court was whether linking to live broadcasts of hockey games was communication to the public, and whether the live broadcasts met the requirements for copyright protection.”

Read the latest ILO article by Henrik Wistam and Annie Kabala here.

Henrik Wistam

henrik.wistam@lindahl.se

 

Car rims not under spare parts exemption may enjoy Community designs protection

Car rims not under spare parts exemption may enjoy Community designs protection

In the first decision of its kind from a Swedish appellate court, Svea Court of Appeal recently found that car rims do not constitute spare parts under Article 110(1) of the EU Community Designs Regulation (6/2002, December 12 2001) and thus enjoy the protections offered by the regulation.

In the latest newsletter from ILO Henrik Wistam and Hans Eriksson from Lindahl comment the decision.

Read the full article here.

Henrik Wistam

henrik.wistam@lindahl.se

 

Lindahl förklarar undantag från upphovsrätten

Lindahl förklarar undantag från upphovsrätten

Högsta Domstolen har nyligen meddelat ett beslut gällande tolkningen av undantaget för ”freedom of panorama” i upphovsrättslagen. Frågan har aktualiserats i en pågående process mellan Wikimedia Sverige och Bildupphovsrätt i Sverige (BUS) i vilken BUS gjort gällande att Wikimedia Sveriges databas och webbplats med bilder av konstverk tagna på allmänna platser i Sverige innefattas av upphovsmännens ensamrätt. Wikimedia Sverige har motsatt sig detta med hänvisning till undantaget för ”freedom of panorama”.

Beslutet har uppmärksammats internationellt, och Johan Norderyd och Elna Jönsson på Lindahl skriver om domen i Kluwer Law International blogg om upphovsrätt.

Du kan läsa inlägget här.

Högsta Domstolen menar att upphovsrättslagen ger en möjlighet för var och en att avbilda konstverk på allmän plats, detta med hänvisning till undantaget för ”freedom of panorama”. Undantaget sträcker sig dock inte till att det är tillåtet att skapa en databas där konstverk görs tillgängliga utan ersättning till upphovsmännen på så sätt som Wikimedia Sverige har gjort, oavsett om det finns ett kommersiellt syfte eller inte. Enligt Högsta Domstolen skulle det innebära en betydligt större inskränkning i den upphovsrättsliga ensamrätten än vad bestämmelsen syftar till.

Johan Norderyd

johan.norderyd@lindahl.se