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Always within reach’, Bech-Bruun’s accessible team often represents clients in IP arbitration and litigation, as well as advising on compliance matters. Claus Barrett Christiansen successfully represented Rockwool in a design dispute with Papiruld before the Supreme Court. Clients recommend the ‘commercially mindedMikkel Friis Rossa, who specialises in IP contracts, strategy and data protection. Patent litigation expert Klaus Ewald Madsen leads the group.

Gorrissen Federspiel is considered by clients to be ‘one of the leading IP practices’ in Denmark. ‘Sharp-minded’ practice head Lasse Søndergaard Christensen has been representing the Danish Professional Football League in a trade mark infringement suit against Danske Spil before the Maritime and Commercial Court. The team includes Janne Glæsel, who is ‘a force to be reckoned with’.

Top-notch firmKromann Reumert often handles patent litigation for domestic and international clients. ‘Star’ group head Nicolai Lindgreen successfully represented Accord Healthcare in repealing a preliminary injunction against a patent. Clients recommend Martin Dahl Pedersen and Frank Bøggild.

Plesner’s ‘efficient’ team has experience representing clients in patent and trade mark infringement matters before the Maritime and Commercial Court. ‘Second-to-none’ lawyer and group head Sture Rygaard successfully represented Unilever in an infringement case brought against Coop before the High Court of Eastern Denmark regarding the packaging of Unilever’s detergent product, Bio Tex. The team includes Kasper Frahm, who heads the trade mark team, and Peter-Ulrik Plesner. The firm recently added senior level experience with the hire of Accura Advokatpartnerselskab’s former practice head Jeppe Brinck-Jensen.

Horten covers a wide range of IP matters, including trade mark enforcement, prosecution and portfolio work. ‘Strategic’ practice co-head Jens Jakob Bugge successfully represented Tivoli in a trade mark infringement case against bathroom appliances manufacturer Pressalit before the Maritime and Commercial Court and subsequently the High Court of Eastern Denmark. ‘Outstanding patent litigatorAnders Valentin also leads the team. Ole Damsbo is now of counsel.

Headed by Peter Lambert, the team at Lassen Ricard often acts for clients in trade mark and copyright litigation. Lambert also represented Harald Nyborg and Lidl in a trade mark dispute with Converse before the Court of Appeals. The team also includes Steen Lassen and Henrik Schütze.

IP boutique Løje, Arnesen & Meedom often acts in prosecution and litigation matters across a broad range of sectors, including fashion and pharmaceuticals. Johan Løje routinely assists clients with rights enforcement. Susie Arnesen and Tanya Meedom are other names to note.

Extremely flexible’, Njord Law Firm has experience of acting for clients in the life sciences, retail and technology sectors. René Lykke Wethelund has been representing V2Tobacco in a number of trade mark disputes with VMR in Denmark, Sweden and the US regarding e-cigarettes. The team is jointly led by Jeppe Brogaard Clausen and Thomas Ryhl. Malene Fagerberg and Frank Jørgensen are now partners. Hanne Weywardt is now in-house at Carlsberg.

Accura Advokatpartnerselskab’s ‘highly professional’ practice represents clients at all levels of the Danish court system. Recent work includes acting for MSD in Supreme Court patent litigation against Orifarm regarding parallel imports of pharmaceuticals from Poland. The ‘very knowledgeable’ Christina Type Jardorf leads on IP prosecution. Morten Bruus recently joined from Delacour, where he had been head of practice. Jeppe Brinck-Jensen moved to Plesner.

Andersen Partners often assists with trade mark infringement and enforcement matters. Kenneth Cramer heads the team, which includes senior associate Lisbeth Elmgaard.

Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab is now headed by senior counsel Lars Karnøe, who has been advising Widex on trade mark portfolio matters. On the contentious side, Peter Lind Nielsen has been representing Voga in a number of trade mark disputes. The team also includes Martin von Haller Grønbæk and Jesper Langemark.

Clemens’ ‘thorough’, ‘efficient’ team is headed by the ‘responsive’ Rasmus Munk Nielsen, who often represents clients in trade mark and design rights disputes. Nielsen also has been representing Speedtsberg in a number of copyright cases before the Maritime and Commercial Court.

Delacour’s ‘highly reputable’ team has extensive experience of handling patent litigation, with notable expertise in pharmaceuticals. The team has been acting for Sanofi in all Danish aspects of a pan-European patent litigation. The team includes Rasmus Lund. Morten Bruus recently joined Accura Advokatpartnerselskab.

DLA Piper Denmark’s ‘efficient’ group advises on contentious and non-contentious IP matters, covering domain names, copyright, design, patent and trade marks, as well as marketing issues. Practice co-heads Claes Wildfang and Niels Ankerstjerne Sloth have been representing Automester Bramstrup in a Supreme Court trade mark case. The team also includes the well-regarded Annemette Ellermann and Martin Lavesen.

Jointly led by Nina Ringen and Jakob Krag Nielsen, Lundgrens has extensive experience acting for Danish and international clients in trade mark, design and patent matters. Nielsen has been representing Nuevolution in a patent dispute before the Maritime and Commercial Court. Søren Danelund Reipurth and Raimus Vang joined from Lund Elmer Sandager.

Headed by the ‘very approachableAnette Rasmussen, ‘excellent’ IP boutique Awa Law Advokatanspartsselskab advises on the full range of trade mark matters, including portfolio management and strategy. Clients recommend Henriette Rasch and senior associate Mette Bender.

Aumento Law Firm is led by the well-regarded Lisbet Andersen, who ‘gives practical advice’ on branding and trade mark law, as well as copyright, marketing and domain names. The team includes Christina Wiesner, who specialises in trade mark and design infringement.

Brandt & Lauritzen primarily advises clients in the media and IT sectors on enforcement matters under the leadership of Niels Dahl-Nielsen. The team includes Michael Brandt.

Headed by the ‘extremely knowledgeablePia Kirstine Voldmester, Bruun & Hjejle has extensive experience of IP protection and enforcement matters, as well as marketing law advice.

Moalem Weitemeyer Bendtsen’s practice is led by Pernille Nørkær, who primarily handles IP litigation for clients in the media and gambling sectors.

Timely’ and ‘professional’, Svejgaard Galst Advokataktieselskab is headed by the ‘excellentHans Christian Galst, who primarily assists with rights enforcement matters.

Zacco’s team includes Mogens Yde Knudsen, who specialises in litigation, and Niels Abrahamsen, who acts for clients in the life sciences, pharmaceuticals and biotech sectors.

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