Petter Rindforth, managing partner of Fenix Legal, has a Master of Law from the University of Stockholm, Sweden. After services as lay assessor of the District Court of Stockholm and law clerk at the Police Districts of Oskarshamn and Handen, he started to work in private practice as IP/Legal consultant, with focus on international business based on IP protection.
Petter Rindforth is a Registered European trade mark and design attorney, a Registered Legal Practitioner of the European Patent Office, and President of the Association of Swedish Patent Attorneys. He is a trained mediator and member of the INTA international panel of neutrals, listed by the Swedish Courts Administration as a civil case mediator, and is an associated member of the American Bar Association.
Besides his duties as a lawyer, Petter has worked as partner/consultant for a London based Internet communication firm ("Communication in new environments"), a Swedish publishing company, as chairman of the board for a Swedish software development company, and is an IP fact checker for the Swedish language encyclopedia Nationalencyklopedin.
Petter is an expert in trade mark issues on the Internet, member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Committee of INTA , Special Reporter (ICANN) of the Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle (FICPI), representing FICPI in the Intellectual Property Constituency (IPC) of ICANN, and serves as arbitrator/panellist in domain name disputes for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Center, the ADR Forum, the Swedish Internet Infrastructure Foundation (IIS) and the Czech Arbitration Court.
He is a frequent lecturer at the Swedish PTO, Swedish universities, as well as international organizations (FICPI, INTA, etc), on topics related to domain names and trademarks. Petter is also the author and/or contributor of several related publications such as The Day After – a Manual for Trade Mark Owners (PageGallery), Trademark Law & the Internet (INTA), Domain Name Law & Practice (Oxford University Press, UK), Handbuch des Domainrechts (Carl Heymanns Verlag, Germany), and McGrady on domain names (Matthew Bender).
Fenix Legal, with its head office in Stockholm, Sweden, is an International Patent- and Law firm specialised in intellectual property in Scandinavia, Europe and Russia / CIS. The firm offers all services in the IP field including trademarks, domain name registration and dispute resolution, copyrights, patents, design, media and competition law, business agreements and business intelligence investigations.
On New Year's Eve many follow the tradition in making a personal New Year's Resolution. Normally, it states that you will eat more healthy food, finally buy that annual gym card or park your car and instead take the bike to office. However, if you are a politician – and especially when you face an...