Sweden

Please contact our Dutch office for more information about our services in Sweden:

REACT Netherlands
Amstelveenseweg 864
1081 JM Amsterdam
The Netherlands
T +31 20 6406363
Contact: Mr Bjorn Grootswagers
bgrootswagers@react.org


REACT has a well-established connection with the specialized IP law firm Heidenstam Legal Advocats AB, which will enables us to handle all kind of IP matters in full. The services in Sweden are being coordinated and handled from the REACT office in the Netherlands.

Our services in Sweden

  • Amicable settlements and/or negotiation settlement following Customs actions
  • Appearing in court hearings in criminal proceedings as witnesses or experts
  • Desk research
  • Drafting and filing of administrative complaints
  • Drafting and filing of criminal complaints
  • Drafting and filing of expert reports, affidavits and written witness statements
  • Filing Customs applications
  • Follow up Customs/Police cases (C&D letters, negotiations, settlement drafting)
  • Handling court proceedings (appeals and civil claims)
  • Informing Customs officers on brand details
  • Organize and assist the police and relevant authorities in market raids
  • Organize inspections and investigations of markets, shops and events
  • Organize test purchases
  • Organizing the transportation, storage, destruction and, wherever possible, the recycling of counterfeit products
  • Organizing training sessions and information meetings for Police, Customs and/or Trade Inspection authorities
  • Preparing and submitting civil actions (including C&D letters)

Country Procedures

  • Customs application not mandatory but┬áCustoms rarely acts ex officio and filing an application for action is advisable
  • Customs application is valid for one year
  • Deadline for response to Customs notification of detention is 3 working days after which the goods will be remain seized for a total of 10 working days
  • Deadline to obtain a settlement and for importer to respond to seizure is 10 working days (extendable for a further 10 working days)
  • Public prosecutor is tasked with taking criminal action against infringers
  • Criminal law remedies available: imprisonment, fines, criminal forfeiture and destruction of counterfeits
  • Customs do not apply the simplified procedure in full and the consignee has to surrender the goods or if not (and to prevent the release) a civil court case has to be initiated