Essity’s places great emphasis on intellectual property rights and represents a patent-intensive industry. The primary goal is to prevent competitors from implementing Essity’s design and technological solutions.

Essity’s patent department currently has around 30 employees at the head office in Göteborg and in Mannheim, Germany. The patent department’s ambition is to provide world-class support to SCA’s commercial management. The high level of demands within the company is clearly reflected in the choice of the consultancy companies that Essity works with.