Telia is Sweden’s largest telecom company dating back to 1853
Telia is Sweden’s largest telecom company. The company has over 20,000 employees and operations in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden. The subsidiary Telia Carrier owns and operates one of the world’s most extensive fiber backbone. Telia is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and Nasdaq Helsinki, with the Swedish state as one of the owners.
The company was founded in 1853 as the Swedish authority “Kongliga Elecktriska Telegraf-Werket” (the Royal Swedish Electric Telegraph Office) and was later named Televerket in the 1950s. In connection with the company being incorporated in 1993, it was also re-named as Telia – a name created by the naming consultants of our sister company Skriptor Zigila.
We handle Telia’s patent work, often focusing on 5G, IoT and network solutions
We handle the majority of Telia’s patent portfolio and assist with advice in all phases of the patent work. Our work includes strategic advice to Telia’s patent manager, as well as drafting, filing and prosecution of patent applications globally. We also handle validations of European patent applications.
Telia’s offerings revolve around everything from innovative digital business solutions to smart services for private customers – all based on the company’s world-class network. The patent applications apply to technology in various fields. In recent years, for example, we have filed patent applications related to Internet-of-Things, 5G, the next generation of wireless networks and network solutions, but also around security solutions such as Blockchain.
Our attorneys have great expertise in telecom, ICT and related technology. In particular Nabil Sebaa who has previously worked in-house at Ericsson’s patent department and therefore has extensive expertise in patent work in telecommunications, also regarding Standard Essential Patents (SEP) and related licensing.
We also assist Telia with trademark work
Telia handles most of its work with its trademark portfolio through and skilled in-house department. When needed, we assist this department with advice on trademark prosecution and contentious work. We are often asked to argue against an IP Office or counterparty in applications, oppositions or revocation cases. We have also handled negotiations and written Cease and Desist letters. During the decades of our collaboration, we have also filed and prosecuted a number of larger series of trademark applications – for example large international series in many countries for the important house mark TELIA.
We have worked closely with Groth & Co for many years and really appreciate their professional work. The high quality of their advice and the attorneys’ way of acting make our collaboration very easy.
/Kirsi Ekström – Director, IPR & Trademarks | CA Innovation and New Tech Group IPR, Telia Company