Bird & Bird appoints new Intellectual Property partner in Sweden, Monique Wadsted


Bird & Bird appoints new Intellectual Property partner in Sweden, Monique Wadsted

International law firm Bird & Bird has appointed well known intellectual property lawyer Monique Wadsted as a partner in its Intellectual Property Group and Media, Entertainment and Sport Groups, based in Stockholm. 

Monique has a wealth of experience in the IP sphere, with a particular focus on Media and Entertainment. She gained recognition when she represented the US movie industry against the notorious Swedish file-sharing website "The Pirate Bay". She also represented one of the parties in the landmark case "Svensson et al C-466/12" regarding a linking and copyright matter before the Court of Justice. Monique has also advised on several cases before the Swedish Supreme Court regarding various intellectual property matters. Monique Wadsted has been recognised in The Legal 500 Hall of Fame for her work around intellectual property and media issues.   

Monique assists both Swedish and international clients with issues related not only to IT law and intellectual property, but also to marketing, media, gaming, entertainment and music, litigation and arbitration. Monique's practice is an excellent fit with our robust IP and media offering in the Stockholm office.

Gabriel Lidman, Head of Intellectual Property in the Nordic region, Bird & Bird says: "We're very excited to welcome Monique to our Nordic IP group, bringing with her a wealth of experience, particularly within the media and entertainment industry and with international clients. I look forward to continuing the ongoing growth of our Swedish IP offering together with Monique."

Phil Sherrell, Head of Media, Entertainment and Sport, Bird & Bird
says: "Bird & Bird has always focused on advising clients being changed by technology and the digital world, and nowhere is this truer than in the media sector. Having Monique on board will strengthen and broaden the services we provide to our Swedish clients – many of whom are true pioneers in the sector, so we're delighted to have her on board."   

Monique adds: "Internationally, Bird & Bird are true leaders in the IP sphere as well as in the Media, Entertainment and Sports sectors, so I'm really excited to get to know my new colleagues around the network, share knowledge, and to continue to build our Swedish practice."