Welcome to the

IP Law Group Stockholm University

Intellectual Property (IP) is a very interesting of law which finds itself growing in importance on a continual basis. It is in the crossroad of markets, business strategies, culture and arts, technology, national needs and international relations. IP protects creations of the mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; designs; and symbols, names and images used in commerce. IP is protected in law by, for example, patents, copyright and trademarks, which enable people to earn recognition or financial benefit from what they invent or create.

The researchers and lecturers of the IP Group have diverging interests and cover a broad spectrum of Intellectual Property Rights while they look into a variety of research questions and methodological approaches. From patent law and gene technology to fashion law and intellectual property rights in films, to design law, patent infringement and copyright challenges in the digital world, these are few of the IP-related questions that we have an interest in and discuss in our projects and courses.

Our group is in charge of an important portfolio of courses. We are responsible for one mandatory course, of 7,5 hp (Civilrätt B) in the second semester of the law programme and for in total three facultative courses of specialization (Advanced Intellectual Property Law, Media Law and Market Law). A major part of our teaching endeavors is dedicated to our LLM programme, European Intellectual Property Law.

We are very active in the Nordic cooperation activities in the field of IPRs and one of the proud principal organizers of the Nordic Moot Court Student Competition. We have a very close and active cooperation with IFIM (Institutet för Immaterialrätt och Marknadsrätt).

Furthermore, the only student-led IP law review in Europe, the Stockholm IP Law Review is the initiative of members of our group.

Our group welcomes students wanting to write their exam thesis in the field of Intellectual Property Law (in English or Swedish), as well as of course post-graduate students that wish to pursue doctoral studies in the field of IPRs. If you are interested to discuss either, email one of the members of the group.

This is a team with particular interest in pedagogical questions. We follow courses in university pedagogics, write course books and revise and update our teaching methods regularly.