Lindahl is an independent full-service law firm that is ranked in tier 1 of the patent and trade mark contentious tables. In terms of annual turnover, it is the third largest law firm in Sweden and has six offices located in Stockholm, Uppsala, Örebro, Malmö, Helsingborg and Gothenburg. "Lindahl deserves to be tier 1," one peer says. "Some years ago it acquired the specialised IP firm RydinCarlsten, which had well-known lawyers."
The firm is well known for its transactional ability, but it excels in intellectual property, life sciences and TMT. Its IP practice in Stockholm is led by the highly reputable Håkan Borgenhäll and it acts for clients such as Trygg-Hansa, Wonderland and BMW. "The quality and service are impeccable and it meets or exceeds every standard," one client says. "More than anyone, Håkan Borgenhäll is the role model of the best of the best." Nevertheless, in 2012, the firm was hit by the departure of partner Katarina Strömholm who left to set up her own office called Strömholm Advokatbyrå.
Lindahl acted for EveryMed against Roche Diagnostics in the first court case dealing with the partial invalidation of patents. This was so after the implementation of new rules in respect to the introduction of provisions on patentees' right to voluntary post-grant limitation of claims. The firm also acted for Merck Sharp & Dohme in a preliminary injunction related to a specific mechanism applicable to a parallel import from Poland. This was the first Swedish case that involved the application of this special mechanism.