Mattias Malmstedt is a partner specialized in litigation and all parts of intellectual property as well as commercial law. He has represented clients in a wide variety of complex commercial and intellectual property matters in his 22 years of practicing law. Mattias is an experienced litigator and he appears as legal counsel in the Swedish Supreme Court, other courts, authorities and arbitral tribunals. Mattias has litigated several landmark cases concerning design, patent, trademark, trade secrets and copyright.
Mattias has been praised for being “a tough litigator with brilliant legal mind” by Legal500, which named him one of Sweden’s top 10 leading individuals in IP the recent nine years.
Mattias is included in the list of the Key Individuals in both Chambers and Chambers Global where clients cited are greatly impressed by Mattias Malmstedt, describing him as “a fantastic litigator” who is “extremely business-oriented – he always sees the commercial point of view.” “He also “wins praise for his copyright and competition expertise” and “is respected for his expertise in trade marks and design rights”.
Mattias represents high profile research and development companies, as well as global industry leaders in complex cross-border litigations. The patent and trade secret litigations relate to all technical fields, with an emphasis on Life Science, computer hardware/software, mechanics, electronics, and Consumer industries.
Mattias also is also frequently engaged as negotiator regarding international licensing and a wide range of other complex commercial contracts. He helps clients to develop intellectual property strategies and to exploit, enforce, and protect their intellectual property. Mattias frequently advises clients on portfolio assessment, particularly in anticipation of litigation as well as in relation to the acquisition, sale, or exploitation of intellectual property assets.
In conjunction with the firm’s competition law practice, he also advises clients on the overlap between competition law and IP. Apart from traditional IP work he has experience advising on database protection, entertainment matters and privacy and social media matters.
Mattias Malmstedt is author of several different academic publications. He is among others author for the Swedish chapter in “Design Rights – Functionality and Scope of Protection” (Wolters Kluwer, 2018).
Bar exam (2006)
Licentiate in Laws, Lund University (2001)
LL.M., Lund University (1999)
Partner, Advokatbyrån Gulliksson, (2009-)
Senior Associate, Advokatbyrån Gulliksson (2003-2008)
Law clerk, District Court of Lund (2002-2003)
Associate at an international commercial law firm (2001-2002)
University teacher, Faculty of Law, Lund University (1996-2001)
Doctoral Candidate, Faculty of Law, Lund University (2000-2001)
Research assistant, Faculty of Law, Lund University (1996-2000)
Intellectual property, litigation and arbitration, commercial contracts, EU-competition law and databases
Life Sciences, design, computer hardware/software, consumer industries and food industry
Member of the Swedish Bar Association, Licentiate in Laws
AIPPI, LESI, SFIR, FICPI, ECTA and Secretary in the Ethical Council at Swedish furniture fair.
Mattias Malmstedt is highly ranked by several independent client research institutes:
IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists
Global Leader (2021)
World Trademark Review
(WTR 1000) (2019-2020)
“The firm has been described as “efficient, thorough and innovative, it has a great capacity for international work and impressive knowledge of EU trademark law”. Interviewees are quick to acknowledge the way the lawyers at the commercial outfit light up the courtroom: “They wrongfoot their counterparties with creative legal arguments all the time.” “Always a pleasure to work with, service-minded and precise” Mattias Malmstedt is “an extremely talented litigator. He is highly knowledgeable and keeps himself well informed on the latest developments. In view of his combination of analytical and rhetorical skills, it is hard to say there is a better-suited lawyer for complex IP disputes. His contribution is absolutely vital for victory.”
Legal500 selected Mattias Malmstedt as Leading Individual (10 year in a row) and writes (2020): “Brings a unique combination of specialised skills in IP matters combined with humbleness, courage and business understanding.”.
Legal500 selected Mattias Malmstedt as Leading Individual (10 year in a row) and writes: “Mattias Malmstedt, who ‘knows how to best use all of the tools in the legal toolbox‘, represented Eisai in the Swedish Patent Court.”
“a tough litigator with brilliant legal mind” and as “relentless litigator” by Legal500, which named him one of Sweden’s top 10 leading individuals in IP in the last 7 years.
Mattias was selected as leading individual
Chambers Global and Europe
“Mattias Malmstedt is particularly active on patent and trade mark infringements. He also assists clients with portfolio management. Malmstedt has a number of clients from the pharmaceutical sector. He has been described as “smart, straightforward, engaged and savvy – a pleasure to work with.””
Mattias Malmstedt was selected as Key Individual in both Chambers Europe and Chambers Global (2018) where clients cited are “greatly impressed” by Mattias Malmstedt, describing him as “a fantastic litigator” who is “extremely business-oriented – he always sees the commercial point of view.”
” Mattias Malmstedt has wide experience of handling IP disputes, principally representing clients in patent infringement cases. Clients praise his ability to find solutions, particularly during difficult negotiations, and one client adds: “He has a lot of business acumen and high ethical standards. I always get accurate, to-the-point advice, with a clear view of how our present and future business objectives with be affected.”
“a well-respected litigator, offering particular expertise in patent, trade mark, design and copyright disputes. He offers specific sector expertise within pharmaceuticals and biotech and has significant experience of handling cross-border cases.”
“A splendid litigator, Malmstedt has a brilliant legal mind and can foresee his opponent’s next move; he knows how to use his toolbox effectively and is willing to go the extra mile to achieve clients’ goals.”
”With finesse, captain of the side Mattias Malmstedt handles large cases for top pharmaceutical companies, often with proceedings occurring in parallel across multiple jurisdictions. “He is a fantastic litigator who knows that you can win or lose a case on the detail. He has a meticulous mind but also never loses sight of the overall strategic and commercial objectives.”
Mattias is selected in IAM Strategy 300 and Patent 1000“When the going gets tough, Mattias Malmstedt steps up to the plate.” One of Sweden’s best litigators, he is a preferred collaborator for foreign associates in cross-border work. Armed with a technical background, he is an “all-in-one solution to any problem; his work is of the highest quality across the board. He calls on every tool in his box, summoning creative solutions to any challenge and deftly anticipating his opponent’s next move”.
“When the going gets tough, Mattias Malmstedt steps up to the plate.” One of Sweden’s best litigators, he is a preferred collaborator for foreign associates in cross-border work. Armed with a technical background, he is an “all-in-one solution to any problem; his work is of the highest quality across the board. He calls on every tool in his box, summoning creative solutions to any challenge and deftly anticipating his opponent’s next move”
“…the “thoughtful, calm and extraordinarily well-presented” Mattias Malmstedt has confidently stepped up to the mark and makes a deserved debut in the IAM Patent 1000. The cool-headed operator resolves disputes – he doesn’t just fight – and has represented prestigious Swedish companies such as IKEA and Tetra Pak with distinction. “Mattias is almost like a bloodhound in that he never gives up. He knows all the tricks in the book, so can’t easily be fooled. As one of the best in Sweden, he litigates with lethal precision and excels due to his natural understanding of technology.”
Managing Intellectual Property
Mattias is selected as Patent Star and Trade Mark star
Mattias is selected as Patent Star and Trade Mark star
Selected as IP Star Patent and Trademarks