Gunnel Nilsson


European Trademark and Design Attorney


Gunnel is a senior consultant, specializing in trademarks with particular focus on pharmaceuticals. She works with strategies in areas that include monitoring, name creation and branding, research, risk analyses and customs survey, and she also manages IP portfolios.

Gunnel has many years’ experience of the special regulations that apply to IP in Life Science, primarily relating to pharmaceuticals and biotechnics in connection with agencies such as the FDA, EMA and Sweden’s Medical Products Agency. Gunnel was also the Head of Trademarks at a global pharmaceuticals corporation.


Gunnel was responsible for the transfer of the legacy Pharmacia trademark portfolio after Pfizer’s acquisition of Pharmacia. Read the case here.

Education & Authorizations

European Trademark Attorney (EUIPO)
European Design Attorney (EUIPO)
Authorized IP Attorney

International Trademark Law, Slough College, England, 1984
Graduated in Languages, University of Uppsala

INTA, International Trademark Association
IPS, The Swedish Intellectual Property Attorneys Association
PTMG, The Pharmaceutical Trademarks Group
SIPF, The Association of IP Professionals in Swedish Industry


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