I specialize in IP litigation and IP Strategy. I advise clients on trademark, unfair competition, copyright and design issues in a wide variety of industries.
I handle cases in the Swedish courts, the Swedish Patent- and Registration Office and at the European Union Intellectual Property Office and am regularly involved in the co-ordination of proceedings with parallel actions in different jurisdictions.
I have acted in a range of high-profile IP matters, which have included applications for interim injunctions, asset freezing orders and search orders. Key cases are: the first case on sanctions and the EU trademark before the Court of Justice of the European Union; pharma trademarks before the General Court of the European Union; Community designs and the spare part exemption; unconventional trademarks including 3D and colour marks; copyright and product design; and the launch of international un-authorized use programmes and customs protection.
Further I have advised on several governmental proposals within the field of intellectual property rights including implementation of the EC Directive 2004/48/EC on the enforcement of intellectual property rights. I frequently lecture on IP law and have been a lecturer at the faculty of law at both Stockholm University and Uppsala University.
I have been a member of the Swedish Bar Association since 2002 and graduated from Stockholm University (LL.M.) in 1996.
I have been a partner at Westerberg since its foundation in 2019.
"Besides the keen understanding that Henrik has of what is critical to our company’s success in Sweden, he is a practical, solutions-driven strategist, consistently to-the-point, with in-depth knowledge of his field." (Legal500 2020)
Who's Who Legal recommends me in Trademarks in their 2020 edition with sources describing me as “undisputedly the very best in the country when it comes to the enforcement of IP rights”.
“Henrik Wistam is praised by clients for his "in-depth knowledge, effectiveness and swift replies." He heads up the firm's Stockholm IP team and has considerable experience in soft IP matters such as trademarks, copyright and marketing law.” (Chambers Global/Europe 2018)
“Contentious heavyweights Henrik Wistam /…/ lead the way. Wistam has recently been flexing his muscles representing /…/ on a case concerning unregistered three-dimensional trademarks for the shape of a medical device. President of the Swedish Anti-counterfeiting Group, he is also a prominent actor in the fight against fakes. “He’s simply the best choice around for infringement or anti-counterfeiting matters.”” (WTR 2018)