Nina Barzey is a Swedish national practising in Sweden as a lawyer. She pursued her formal academic legal training in England (LLB honours) (PLC) and qualified as an English solicitor with the city firm Bird & Bird, London. At Bird & Bird she specialised in competition law and went on secondments at BT (competition law) and Bird & Bird's Brussels office. She then took up employment in Sweden at the multinational company Sandvik Intellectual Property AB (SIP). SIP is a subsidiary in the Sandvik concern, especially dealing with intellectual (IP) property matters. In her work as a lawyer she deals with trademark law as well as other intellectual property rights and market law.