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”. (Who’s Who Trademarks 2020)
“Henrik Wistam is an experienced practitioner acting for domestic and cross-border clients, primarily on trade mark mandates. His work includes trade mark enforcement and portfolio management for a variety of high-profile clients” (Chambers Global/Europe 2018)
“Consistent on quality, Westerberg & Partners is best in show for trademark work.” A favourite among Scandinavian as well as international clients, Helena Wassén Öström and Henrik Wistam safeguard some of the world’s most well-known marks. “You can place a lot of trust in them both, their expertise on a national and EU level is rock solid. Their clear communication and executable recommendations produce great results. Helena and Henrik are lovely to work with.” (WTR 2018)