SwedenThe new Copyright Act and Trademark Act are on the way

The past 12 months have seen a number of interesting proposals to amend the Swedish IP legislation, as well as some noteworthy case law. The legislative proposals include changes to the Copyright Act – in particular, the rules relating to transfer of copyright. In addition, the Supreme Court is turning to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to ask whether the recently introduced national provisions on orders requiring third parties to provide information regarding the internet protocol (IP) addresses of individuals who commit infringements are contrary to EU law.

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