About our website

Here, you can read about how our website works and things that are important to you as a user.


By law, everyone visiting a website which uses cookies must be informed that the website contains cookies, what they are used for and how you can refuse to accept them (the Swedish Act on electronic communication, SFS 2003:389, which entered into force on 25 July 2003). A cookie is a small text file which is stored on the visitor's computer and contains information. Cookies are normally used to improve the website experience for the visitor. There are two types of cookie:

  1. One type saves a file which is left behind on the visitor's computer. This file is used, for example, to make it easier for the visitor to use the website based on their preferences and interests.
  2. The other type is called a 'session cookie'. While a visitor is on a website, these cookies are temporarily stored in the memory of the visitor's computer. Session cookies disappear when the visitor closes their web browser. No personal details such as the e-mail address or name of the user are saved.

Both types of cookie are used on PRV's website. When you visit our website, a session cookie will be sent between your computer and PRV's web server in order to facilitate navigation, among other things. Session cookies are also used when you use our services online. The cookie will disappear when you end your visit.

If you as a visitor do not consent to the website using cookies, you can disable the function via your web browser's security settings. You can also set your web browser to warn you every time the website attempts to place a cookie on your computer. No cookies will then be saved, but you will also not be able to use some of the functions on the website.

General information concerning cookies and the new Act on electronic information can be found on the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority's website.

To the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority

Web statistics analysis tool

PRV's website uses Google Analytics as a tool to get an idea of how visitors use the website. The analysis tool uses cookies and the information that is created when you surf the website. We use this data for the purpose of evaluating and improving our website from a customer perspective. For example, we use reports of visits to the website to improve content, navigation and structure.

We use Tag Manager Server located in our own network to filter out IP addresses and other properties, such as which browser visitors use or what size they are on the screen. Thereafter, the data is sent to Google Analytics, no personal data is transferred and all visits to the website are made anonymously.

You can deny the use of cookies by making your own settings in your browser.

The freedom of information principle

As a public authority, PRV is obliged to retain incoming documents if they are of importance for the work of the authority. This means that views which are received via prv.se may be saved as public documents by PRV. PRV follows the freedom of information principle. Documents, including personal details, which are submitted to PRV may be distributed to anyone who requests them. PRV does not otherwise disclose any personal details which are submitted via prv.se. Only in cases where it is clear that a message has ended up in the wrong place may the message be forwarded to the correct recipient. We will only use personal details that you provide in order to contact you.

Read more about our handling of personal data

Contents of the website

PRV is responsible for ensuring that the information provided at prv.se is accurate and updated. However, the information on the website is not intended to be comprehensive. Details which are relevant to certain situations may have been omitted in order to make theinformation clearer. The contents of the website should therefore not be considered to be a comprehensive source for information concerning intellectual property rights. Readers are encouraged to seek professional advice if they have any questions concerning intellectual property rights.

It is the digital content at prv.se which applies at any one time; hence we cannot guarantee the content of printed text. If the information is copied and presented in a different form or on another website, we can no longer accept responsibility for the accuracy of the information. You may quote prv.se provided that you state your source.

PRV accepts no liability for any errors in information on other websites to which prv.se refers.

Contents and structure - site map

Our site map gives an overview of the contents of our website.
Site map


Our illustrations are linked to intellectual property rights and intangible assets in one way or another. This could for example concern technical solutions, copyright or trademark and design protection. We also show photographs of entrepreneurs in different sectors, and our own staff often illustrate PRV's work and PRV as a workplace. In connection with publications, we strive for diversity and authenticity.

The majority of our images come from:
Photographer Casper Hedberg
Photographer Max Green Ekelin
Photographer Yvonne Ekholm
Photographer Tassanee Phapitak
Picture agency Scandinav
Picture agency Johnér
Matton Images

PRV's logo

PRV's logo may never be used without the authority's permission.

Link policy

If you provide links to prv.se, we ask you to respect the following:

  • PRV is concerned about websites which link to prv.se, as through these links PRV can be associated with the content of the website on which the link is placed.
  • Do not use PRV's logo in order to link to prv.se. This will avoid any doubt as to who is responsible for the information on the website on which the link is placed.
  • Specify the link to prv.se in a neutral way. Only use what are known as hypertext links, i.e. when the user clicks on the link, they are taken to PRV's web server.
  • Do not link so that prv.se is placed within the frame of another website - frames.


Prv.se has been developed in accordance with the standards recommended by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). We have developed our website to comply with the requirements imposed concerning accessibility for the disabled, partly with the aid of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

Read more about how we work with accessibility

Web browsers

Prv.se is designed to work equally well in more recent versions of all web browsers.


When you print, only the information in the middle of the page will be printed out, i.e. the textual content. A special style template is used to automatically make all pages printerfriendly.


Browsealoud makes prv.se accessible to the large group of people who have difficulty reading. Browsealoud is a tool which reads out websites and PDF files, saves speech that is read out as an MP3 file and highlights the text that is being read out. Browsealoud is free to the user.

Read more about Browsealoud


Prv.se contains a number of scripts which are, for example, used to open certain types of links in a separate window. None of the scripts used are critical to the functioning of the website from an information perspective. However, PRV's services are dependent on scripts in order to work.

Services online

PRV's services online are dependent on JavaScript. This option must be enabled in your web browser in order for you to be able to use our services online.

Search services and databases

PRV updates its search services and databases wherever possible, but accepts no liability for the consequences of any errors or global delays.

Tips for using the website

  • Text size
    At prv.se, you can change the text size to suit your needs. You can
    do this in your web browser under View > Text size. You can also use
    scroll or the mouse wheel + Ctrl.
  • Quick links
    There are hidden quick links to the text content and the right-hand menu. These are read by a speech synthesis program early in the document and enable the user to jump to the content concerned directly.
  • Keyboard shortcuts
    Using the Alt key (Control key for Macintosh) plus the assigned key, you can activate a number of keyboard shortcuts. We currently have Alt+1 for the start page and Alt+4 for searching.
  • Alt texts
    Otherwise, most elements, such as text, links and images, have Alt
    texts which make it easier for speech synthesis programs to
    understand and mediate the content correctly.

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