International law firm Bird & Bird today announces the arrival of Ragnar Lundgren, Örjan Grundén and Giovanni Gozzo from the Gozzo law firm in Sweden, as well as Ella Mikkola from the law firm Hannes Snellman in Finland.

Ragnar Lundgren, Örjan Grundén, Giovanni Gozzo and Ella Mikkola are all leading IP experts providing a full range of IP work in patents, trade marks, copyright, design and marketing law. They have a special focus on technology-related patent work in the pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, electronics and mechanical engineering sectors.

Morag Macdonald, Joint-Head of Bird & Bird’s International IP Group, commented; “The arrival of the team from Gozzo in Sweden and of Ella in Finland makes our strategic advisory and litigation IP offering one of the strongest in the Nordic region.  It ensures we are able to offer high end IP advice, litigation and transactional work in patents, copyright, designs and trade marks across the Nordic region.  This makes our cross border IP expertise in Europe not only stretch from West to East but now from the very north to the very south.”

Commenting on joining Bird & Bird, Ragnar said; “We are all looking forward to joining Bird & Bird. The firm is consistently ranked as the market leader in IP in Europe and Asia and combining this with the market leading reputation of those of us in the Gozzo team makes our offering second to none.”

Commenting on joining Bird & Bird, Ella Mikkola said: “It is tremendous to be joining such an internationally renowned team of IP lawyers.  I can now offer my clients a truly international service which is so important for companies in the life sciences and electronics sector in Finland.”

Bird & Bird has a long established international reputation for its intellectual property expertise and is consistently rated a leader in the field by the major legal directories. The group, spread across Europe and Asia, provides a full range of IP law services concerned with the creation, protection, exploitation and enforcement of inventions, brands and trade marks, copyright and designs.

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