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Bech-Bruun fields an ‘impressive team of legal experts’ that is ‘ready for any task related to IP’. Klaus Ewald Madsen represented Teva Pharmaceuticals in a patent case against AstraZeneca. ‘Professional and pragmaticDan Bjerg Geary advises Fiskars Denmark on all IP matters, including trade mark and design portfolio management, licensing, counterfeit and infringement work. Life sciences expert Martin Dræbye Gantzhorn arrived from Horten. Peer B. Petersen is now with Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab.

Recognised for its ‘focussed and strategic adviceGorrissen Federspiel acts for an impressive roster of clients, including Nestlé, Google and Volvo. Recent mandates included the team representing Rains in injunction proceedings against Inditex and acting on behalf of Chemgene in a litigation against Nuevolution regarding the ownership of a patent portfolio. ‘Highly intelligent and knowledgableLasse Søndergaard Christensen heads the group that includes ‘excellent’ life sciences specialist Jacob Ørndrup. Janne Glæsel has left the firm.

Kromann Reumert’s IP department combines ‘top notch legal quality’ with ‘business understanding’. ‘Very competent’ practice head Nicolai Lindgreen successfully defended Littelfuse Selco in an infringement case brought by Camto, while Martin Dahl Pedersen represented Spillerforeningen in an arbitration regarding footballers’ commercial images rights. Another key advisor is ‘formidable litigatorFrank Bøggild. ‘Strong’ Nicolaj Bording and Kristian Storgaard are now partners. Dorte Wahl has retired.

A market leader, Plesner offers ‘excellent and very client-focused service’. The group handles the full range of IP matters, with particular strengths in the trade mark and patent fields. Recommended department lead Sture Rygaard represented AstraZeneca against Teva Pharmaceuticals in a damages claim arising from an unjustified preliminary injunction. Notable clients include LEGO Group, Procter & Gamble, and Adidas. ‘Pragmatic’ Kasper Frahm is a ‘truly outstanding IP lawyer’ and Peter-Ulrik Plesner is well regarded.

Very efficientHorten advises on the full spectrum of IP matters and is particularly experienced in trade mark and copyright issues. The recent caseload includes representing Hästens Sengar in a trade mark infringement claim against Nordicform. Representative clients are Sandoz, Turner Broadcasting and Revlon. Anders Valentin and Jens Jakob Bugge jointly lead the six-partner team. Martin Dræbye Gantzhorn has joined Bech-Bruun.

Reliable’ IP boutique Løje, Arnesen & Meedom provides ‘excellent services’ for a wide range of clients, including L’Oréal, FIFA and Pfizer. ‘Remarkable’ Johan Løje represents Shoebranding in a trade mark registration appeal against Adidas before the European Court of Justice. Tanya Meedom is very ‘capable’ and Susie P. Arnesen ‘is a pleasure to work with’.

Under the joint leadership of Jeppe Brogaard Clausen and Thomas Ryhl, Njord Law Firm handles the full range of IP matters, with particular expertise in the life sciences, health tech and food sectors. A recent highlight included the team defending Estrella Maarud in a trade mark infringement case brought by KiMs; Frank Jørgensen led the advice. Jørgensen and Malene Fagerberg have both been promoted to partner.

Accura Advokatpartnerselskab fields a ‘dedicated IP practice’ with ‘excellent knowledge and experience’. Practice head Morten Bruus assists Sanofi on an ongoing basis with all IP matters, including digital media. The firm’s client base includes Converse and Nike. ‘Highly skilled’ Christina Type Jardorf is recommended for trade mark prosecution.

FocusedDLA Piper Denmark acts for clients such as Red Bull and Hugo Boss in a wide range of contentious and non-contentious IP matters. A recent mandate involved Niels Ankerstjerne Sloth representing Minkpapir in a patent validity and follow-on infringement case against Jaso Pels. Annemette Ellermann is praised for her ‘in-depth knowledge’. Claes Wildfang joined Dahl Law Firm in October 2017.

Lassen Ricard’s IP team is noted for its ‘deep industry knowledge’ and ‘professionalism’. The practice, led by the ‘excellentPeter Lambert, is recommended for trade mark and copyright litigation and counts broadcasters and media companies, including TV 2 Danmark and ProSiebenSat.1 Media, among its clients. A recent high-profile case was the representation of Coop Danmark in a trade mark infringement case brought by Unilever. Steen Lassen is another name to note.

Fast and reliableLundgrens assists clients with a wide range of IP matters, including patent, trade mark, design and copyright disputes. Jakob Krag Nielsen represents Oracle in preliminary injunction proceedings and a seizure order against a trader. The five-partner team is led by Nielsen and Nina Ringen; it includes ‘trained litigatorRasmus Vang and ‘experienced’ Søren Danelund Reipurth.

Dan Terkildsen joined from Danders & More.

Led by Kenneth Cramer, Andersen Partners handles the contentious and non-contentious side of patent rights, trade mark rights and copyrights. Representative clients include Baby Dan, Mos Mosh, Yab Yum and Aurora Group Danmark.

Very well-experienced’ boutique Awa Law Advokater ApS handles the full range of IP matter and is particularly recommended for trade mark portfolio management. A recent key instruction was the representation of Ferrero in a trade mark infringement claim brought by Roshen; ‘knowledgeableAnette Rasmussen led the case.

Benefiting from a strong international network, Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab assists clients such as Trustpilot, Voga and Widex with trade mark, design and licensing matters. The team has welcomed new practice head Peer B. Petersen from Bech-Bruun.

Rasmus Munk Nielsen heads the ‘thorough’ IP department at Clemens. It advises on the full range of matters and is particularly experienced in trade mark and design rights disputes. The firm represents Speedtsberg, Casa Futura and AeroNordic.

Aumento Law Firm handles a steady flow of trade mark, copyright and design disputes and advises on branding, marketing law and domain names. Lisbet Andersen is the key advisor. Christina Wiesner has left the firm.

Extremely competentPia Kirstine Voldmester leads the ‘skilled’ IP department at Bruun & Hjejle that also handles data protection matters. Areas of expertise are IP protection and enforcement.

At Galst, the focus lies on the enforcement of IP rights. The ‘highly experienced’ team counts KODA, Sony Mobile Communications and Sennheiser among its clients. Hans Christian Galst is recommended.

Moalem Weitemeyer Bendtsen handles contentious and non-contentious IP matters, with a focus on trade marks. The firm is particularly experienced in the fashion and sports industries. Pernille Nørkær heads the department.

With four offices in Denmark, boutique Zacco handles the full range of IP matters. Copenhagen-based Niels Abrahamsen specialises in life sciences, biotech and pharma, while litigation and mediation expert Mogens Yde Knudsen is located in Aarhus.

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