David Leffler

Senior Counsel & Head of Brand Protection

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David Leffler

David is specialised in intellectual property (IP) and is leading Cirio’s trademark, design and unfair competition practice. He has a strong track record in contentious IP matters, representing clients in national and cross-border trade mark disputes. David assists clients with strategic counselling, prosecution, litigation and commercialisation of all types of IP, such as copyright, trademarks, patents, design, domain names, unfair competition and trade secrets.

Furthermore, David assists clients in drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial agreements. He has vast experience from a variety of commercial agreements, including distribution and retail, licensing, IT consultancy and outsourcing.

  • Rankings


    David Leffler is named as a leading lawyer in Sweden in intellectual property by Chambers & Partners, IAM 1000 Patents, Managing IP and WTR1000.


    Clients say he is "flexible, proactive and transparent," and add that he is "really good on the technical side as well." (Chambers)

  • CV
    2019-
    Cirio
    2014 - 2018
    Synch Advokat AB, Senior Associate
    2010 - 2014
    EU Intellectual Property Office, Alicante, Seconded National Expert
    2007 - 2010
    Patent and Registration Office, Söderhamn, Legal Advisor/Legal Officer
    Languages:

    Swedish, English and Spanish

  • Education
    2013
    Center for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), Accredited Mediator
    2007
    Lund University, LL.M.
    2005-2006
    Dalhousie University, Canada, legal studies
    2001
    Umeå University, courses in informatics
  • Membership
    2017
    Member of the Swedish Bar Association
    Member of the Board and Secretary - AIPPI Sweden
    Member of the Standing Committee on Trademarks - AIPPI (International Associations for the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights)
    Member of the Trademark Committee - Svenska föreningen för immaterialrätt (SFIR)
    Member of the Intellectual Property Committee
    Member of the Swedish Anti-Counterfeit Group (SACG)
    Member of the International Trademark Association (INTA)