Global Intellectual Property Center

Sweden

Sweden

Primary Sources

  • Act (1993:1392) on Presentation Copies of Documents (2010)
  • Act (1994:1511) Amending the Patents Act (1994)
  • Act (1994:234) Amending the Patents Act (1994)
  • Act (1995:1273) Amending the Act on Copyright in Literary and Artistic Works (1995)
  • Act (1995:1274) Amending the Act on Copyright in Literary and Artistic Works (1995)
  • Act (1995:1278) Amending the Act (1994:1510) Amending the Trademarks Act (1995)
  • Act (1995:447) Amending the Act on Copyright in Literary and Artistic Works (1960:729) (1995)
  • Act (1997:309) Amending the Act on Copyright in Literary and Artistic Works (1997)
  • Act (1997:790) Amending the Act on Copyright in Literary and Artistic Works (1997)
  • Act (2000:1158) Amending the Patents Act (1967:837) (2000)
  • Act (2000:92) Amending the Act on Copyright in Literary and Artistic Works (2000)
  • Act (2002:570) Amending the Design Protection Act (1970:485) (2002)
  • Act (2003:389) on Electronic Communication (2011)
  • Act (2004:159) Amending the Patents Act (1967:837) (2004)
  • Act (2004:161) Amending the Act (2000:1158) Amending the Patents Act (1967:837) (2004)
  • Act (2005:359) Amending the Act on Copyright in Literary and Artistic Works (2005)
  • Act (2005:360) Amending the Act on Copyright in Literary and Artistic Works (1960:729) (2005)
  • Act (2005:361) Amending the Act on Mediation in Certain Copyright Disputes (2005)
  • Act (2016:197) Amending the Trade Names Act (1974:156) (2016)
  • Act (2016:228) Amending the Trademarks Act (2010:1877) (2016)
  • Act (2016:373) Amending the Trade Names Act (1974:156) (2016)
  • Act (2016:374) Amending the Trademarks Act (2010:1877) (2016)
  • Act (2016:375) Amending the Act (2016:228) Amending the Trademarks Act (2010: 1877) (2016)
  • Act Amending the Act on Copyright in Literary and Artistic Works (1998)
  • Act Amending the Trademarks Act (1995:1277) (1995)
  • Act on Copyright in Literary and Artistic Works (1960:729) (2011)
  • Act on Mediation in Certain Copyright Disputes (1980:612) (2011)
  • Act on Radio and TV (2010:696) (2010)
  • Act on the Patent Appeals Court (1977:729) (2010)
  • Act on the Protection of Trade Secrets (1990:409) (2009)
  • Act on the Right to Inventions by Employees (1949:345) (2009)
  • Act(1997:791) Amending the Act on Mediation in Certain Copyright Disputes (1997)
  • Competition Act (2008:579) (2011)
  • Copyright Regulation (1993:1212) (2010)
  • Customs Act (2000:1281) (2011)
  • Defence Inventions Act (1971:1078) (2009)
  • Design Protection Act (1970:485) (as amended up to Act (2016:372)) (2016)
  • Design Protection Regulation (1970:486) (2009)
  • HÖGSTA DOMSTOLENS, Mål nr B 5484-13, KLAGANDE OCH MOTPART ÖVERKLAGAT AVGÖRANDE Svea hovrätts dom 2013-10-08 i mål B 1842-13, Dom meddelad i Stockholm den 4 juli 2014.
  • International Copyright Regulation (1994:193) (2009)
  • Patents Act (1967:837) (2016)
  • Patents Decree (1967:838) (as amended up to Regulation (2016:729)) (2016)
  • Personal Data Ordinance (1998:1191) (2011)
  • Personal Records Act (1998:204) (2010)
  • Public Access and Secrecy Act (2009:400) (2011)
  • Regulation (1978:218) on the Activities of the Patents and Registrations Office as an International Agency in Accordance with the Patent Cooperation Treaty (2011)
  • Regulation (1995:1166) Amending the Regulation (1993:1434) on the Application in relation to Other States of the Act (1992:1685) on the Protection of Topographies for Semiconductor Products (1995)
  • Regulation (1995:1279) Amending the Trademark Regulation (1995)
  • Regulation (1995:1299) Amending the Regulation on Foreign Trademarks, etc. (1995)
  • Regulation (1995:449) Amending the International Copyright Regulation (1995)
  • Regulation (1997:792) Amending the International Copyright Regulation (1997)
  • Regulation (2002:572) Amending the Design Protection Regulation (1970:486) (2002)
  • Regulation (2003:396) on Electronic Communication (2011)
  • Regulation (2004:162) Amending the Patents Decree (2004)
  • Regulation (2005:362) Amending the Copyright Regulation (1993:1212) (2005)
  • Regulation (2006:10) Amending the International Copyright Regulation (2006)
  • Regulation (2007:1111) with Instructions for the Patents and Registrations Office (2011)
  • Regulation (2009:641) on the Access to Information and on Secrecy (2011)
  • Regulation No. 1995:1275 Amending the International Copyright Regulation (1995)
  • Regulation No. 469/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 May 2009 concerning the supplementary protection certificate for medicinal products, OJ L 152/1, 16.6.2009.
  • Regulation on Presentation Copies of Documents (2008:1420) (2008)
  • Regulation with Instructions for the Royal Library (2008:1421) (2011)
  • The Marketing Act (2008:486) (2008)
  • Trade Names Act (1974:156) (2016)
  • Trademarks Act (2010:1877) (2016)
  • Trademarks Regulation (2011:594) (as amended up to Regulation (2016:593) (2016)

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