Verksamhetsområden U.S. Desk

U.S. Desk in Stockholm

With access to 17 offices throughout the United States and more than 600 U.S. lawyers practicing across the full range of U.S. law, the Swedish lawyers comprising Kilpatrick Townsend’s U.S. Desk in Stockholm are uniquely positioned to guide Swedish entrepreneurs and companies to the best U.S. legal experts.

Whether your company is preparing to launch a product overseas for the first time, or is already a player in the U.S. market, our access to the resources of an Am-Law 100 firm, in combination with our Swedish legal expertise, gives us the distinct opportunity to advise our Swedish clients on a cost effective basis, and with a keen understanding of the particular cross-border legal issues that may impact a business or transaction touching both Sweden and the United States.

The driving mission of our U.S. Desk is to provide an accessible and straightforward gateway to the U.S. legal services you need to operate or launch your activities in the United States. The U.S. Desk offers you a candid approach focused on providing you with clear, concise and pragmatic U.S. legal advice at reasonable fees. Consequently, we are committed to understanding your particular needs and expectations so that we can identify the right U.S. lawyer or a team of lawyers within Kilpatrick Townsend to assist with your project. A Swedish lawyer within the U.S. Desk will be your primary point of contact for your project, giving you same time zone access, to answer your questions and manage the project, whether small or large, to its successful completion. We are committed to standing by you at every stage of your project, ensuring that you are provided with seamless, high quality legal services on a cost efficient basis.

The U.S. Desk follows an established method from the first meeting with you by:

  • Understanding and identify your particular U.S. legal needs;
  • Identifying a lawyer or a team of lawyers within Kilpatrick Townsend to perform the required services;
  • Providing an accurate fee estimate and confirm the budget and expected timing; and
  • Ensuring the seamless performance of high quality, clear and timely services, delivered on time and on budget, by remaining in close communication with you and the U.S. lawyer or team.

Although the U.S. Desk provides a gateway to all the U.S. legal services available within Kilpatrick Townsend, we are highlighting two areas that may be of particular interest to our Swedish clients.

  • KickStart Program
  • Intellectual Property Advice

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KickStart Program for Start-Ups and Emerging Companies

Our Silicon Valley-based start-up team specializes in advising entrepreneurs who want to rapidly scale new businesses by accessing private investment from high net worth individuals, venture capital and private equity firms. Using experience gained from working with hundreds of emerging companies, our Silicon Valley team provides first time and serial entrepreneurs with timely legal advice on matters ranging from choice of entity, corporate formation, founders share issuances and restrictions, stock option plans and appropriate uses of equity-based compensation, negotiation of debt and equity financing terms, board composition and governance, licensing and commercial transactions and agreements, to exits by acquisition or initial public offering. A fixed-fee can be offered for many legal services, including corporate formation, note financing, and trademark services.

The U.S. Desk can assist Swedish entrepreneurs entering the U.S. market to access the Kilpatrick Townsend LLP’s KickStart program, giving eligible startups a low-cost, comprehensive package of U.S. legal services that includes partner-level counseling, formation of a Delaware corporation and preparation of a comprehensive set of corporate documents and template agreements that will fully equip emerging companies to meet their initial legal needs. We provide innovative fee structures to partner with our clients and most services are provided on a fixed fee basis.

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Intellectual Property Advice

Our Swedish clients will benefit from the unparalleled access we provide to Kilpatrick Townsend’s deep bench of intellectual property lawyers and scientific and technical advisors. Kilpatrick Townsend was named a leading firm for Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets nationwide by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, and IP practice has also earned top recognition from the US News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” survey where the firm garnered a national first tier ranking for Intellectual Property Litigation and Trademark Law. Legal 500 consistently ranks our Trademark Litigation and Trademark Prosecution practices in their Tier 1 in the United States. Additionally, Kilpatrick Townsend has been consistently ranked in the top tiers nationally for Patent Prosecution, Patent Contentious, Trademark Prosecution, Trademark Contentious and Copyright by Managing Intellectual Property. Many of our lawyers have advanced degrees in engineering, life sciences and business, including more than 40 team members with Ph.D.’s in addition to real life experience in their chosen disciplines.

For any Swedish clients developing, nurturing, and protecting their intellectual property, the U.S. Desk can facilitate your access to the best U.S. IP lawyers for legal advice ranging from procuring patents, protecting trademarks and copyrights, and litigating IP issues, as well as to our corporate specialists in tax, outsourcing, advertising, franchising, privacy, employment law and government regulation, all areas which may impact your IP dealings.