The IMC becomes the Institute of Intellectual Property, Marketing and Competition Law at Uppsala University. In conjunction with the structural change, the IMC appoints its first board of directors consisting of academics, practitioners and judges. Joining the board is Jonas Westerberg, a partner at Lindahl law firm, and chairman of the firm’s intellectual property group.
“I'm impressed by IMC's work so far, and the composition of the board demonstrates a high ambition and a willingness to gain access to the practical aspects of law”, says Jonas Westerberg, partner at Lindahl.
The IMC was founded in 2012 by associate professor Sanna Wolk, with the task of promoting the scientific study of intellectual property law, marketing law and competition law. The IMC enable this through research, seminars, conferences, university education, documentation and publishing activities.
“It is important to highlight the valuable work undertaken by the IMC both nationally and internationally. Therefore, it is also important to develop the structure of the IMC”, says Sanna Wolk, Chairman of the IMC.
The initiative is funded by the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation, together with the Faculty of Law at Uppsala University.
Facts about Jonas Westerberg
Jonas specializes in intellectual property and intellectual property disputes, especially concerning patents, copyrights and trade secrets. He is the chairman of Lindahl’s intellectual property group, and vice president of EPLAW (www.eplaw.org ) and AIPPI Sweden (www.aippi.se ). Jonas has also been an active lecturer in intellectual property law at Stockholm University, School of Business, and various commercial educations.
IMC's Board of Directors consists of:
Sanna Wolk - associate professor and chair
Stojan Arner Steel - associate professor and director
Bengt Domeij and Vladimir Bastidas - professor and LL.D at the IMC
Jonas Westerberg – partner at Lindahl
Ann Danared - trademark attorney at Brann
Susanna Zeko - policy manager, ICC
Nina Ebkar - company lawyer at Electrolux
Susanne Abbe Falk - corporate counsel at Sveriges Radio
Per Carlson and Peter Stromberg –judge at the Patent and Market Court of Appeal at Svea Court of Appeal