Intellectual property in Denmark

Accura Advokatpartnerselskab

The IP and life science practice of Accura Advokatpartnerselskab advises a wide range of clients, particularly if the pharma and biotech industry, on all areas of intellectual property, including the protection of online trade marks, patents, trade secrets, and the exploitation of IP rights. Morten Bruus, who is highly experienced in patent litigation for foreign companies involving technically complex IP and life science matters, leads the team. ‘Extremely skilled’ Søren Christian Søborg Andersen has notable expertise 'when it comes to pharma, especially patent matters in relation to both complex litigation and transactions’. Christina Type Jardorf leads the team’s trade mark portfolio management and prosecution department.

Practice head(s):

Morten Bruus


Other key lawyers:

Christina Type Jardorf; Søren Christian Søborg Andersen; Armin Sarvan


Testimonials

‘Morten Bruus is the standout head of the team who takes part in matters with a no-nonsense approach.’

‘Morten Bruus ticks all the boxes for an IP lawyer and on top of that has a great personality.’

‘Søren Andersen is fantastic at grasping even very technically complex subject matter, and then developing the strategy that is most likely to be successful.’

‘Christina Type Jardorf is without question one of the best trademark lawyers in the country. It as simple as that.’

‘Søren Andersen is persistent and unrelenting, thoughtful and thorough.’

‘A firm which is growing in Denmark. They have a winning-attitude. The individuals are highly skilled, and know more about law than other lawyers do.’

‘I have worked several times with Søren Christian Søborg Andersen. He is extremely skilled and has an impressive overview.’

‘Morten Bruus is very hands on and experienced in patent litigation work.’

Key clients

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP)


A-Apoteket


Triband A/S (virtual games)


Huscompagniet A/S


Stauning Whiskey


Dechra Pharmaceuticals


Edwards Lifesciences


FluoGuide A/S


Sony Europe B.V. NL


Saint-Gobain Group (Saint-Gobain Distribution Denmark A/S)


Huawei (Huawei Technologies (Denmark) ApS and Huawei Technologies Sweden AB)


Goertek Inc.


The A.P. Moller Group (A.P. Moller Holding A/S)


Noma restaurant group (covering Noma, Inua, Sanchez/Hija de Sanchez, Barr, and Popl brands)


Oterra (Chr Hansen Natural Colors A/S)


Orlov Jewelry Sarl, Monaco


BookBeat AB


AstraZeneca A/S


Merck & Co., Inc. (MSD/Merck Sharp & Dohme in Europe)


LEO Pharma A/S


Sanofi Group (Sanofi A/S)


Roche Group (Roche Diagnostics A/S)


Johnson & Johnson AB


CSL Vifor


Zentiva Group, a.s. (Zentiva Denmark ApS)


Daiichi Sankyo Europe GmbH (Daiichi Sankyo Nordics ApS)


Deerland Probiotics & Enzymes A/S (previously Bifodan)


EQT private equity


Reckitt Benckiser (Scandinavia) A/S


Nordic Capital


Statens Serum Institut (SSI)


Lactalis Nordic


NIKE European Operations Netherlands NB (Nike Inc.)


Converse Netherlands BV


Sportswear Company Spa (Stone Island)


Lagkagehuset A/S (Ole&Steen)


Dulong Fine Jewellery A/S


Engelbrechts Furniture A/S


Native Studio ApS / Iso.Poetism


Núnoo ApS


Pas Normal Studios ApS


Puori ApS


Samsøe Samsøe Holding A/S


Tellusvitae ApS (VILD NORD)


Work highlights


  • Acted for Edwards Lifesciences in two different preliminary injunction proceedings relating to claims of infringement of certain patents within Edwards’ extensive portfolio.
  • Represented Merck, Sharp & Dohme (MSD) in litigation in the field of trademarks for pharmaceuticals.
  • Assisted EQT, one of the world’s leading private equity funds, in its sale of Ellab to Novo Holdings A/S. The transaction is considered one of the largest corporate deals of the year in Denmark. Ellab provides validation and monitoring solutions and related services to the world’s leading biotech and pharmaceutical businesses. The IP aspects of the transaction played a significant role, as Ellab is among the most innovative companies within the business lines in question and operates in a highly innovative field.

Bech-Bruun

The team at Bech-Bruun has in-depth knowledge of IP, exemplified by Claus Barrett Christiansen, who leads the trade mark and design practice. Other key names include Mikkel Friis Rossa, who heads the data protection team; Martin Dræbye Gantzhorn, who heads the life science and healthcare practice group; and Klaus Ewald Madsen, who leads the patent litigation team. Jeppe Brinck-Jensen is a new addition to the team and regularly acts as a litigator in intellectual property proceedings; Dan Bjerg Geary's practice includes transactional work, and licensing issues across a range of industries; Senior associate Sisse Langberg Lassen is another key member of the team.

Other key lawyers:

Martin Dræbye Gantzhorn; Klaus Ewald Madsen; Jeppe Brinck-Jensen; Dan Bjerg Geary; Sisse Langberg Lassen


Testimonials

‘The practice has a highly specialised team in the field of intellectual property rights.’

‘The team has a unique ability to combine their legal and technical skills with their in-depth commercial understanding of the industries in which they advise – in particular the life sciences industry. This enables them to provide highly valuable advice.’

‘Martin Dræbye Gantzhorn has an exceptionally good understanding of the legal and regulatory matters of the life science industry and the healthcare sector and what drives companies within this field. This makes him an excellent trusted advisor for such businesses and thus preferable to other advisors.’

‘Jeppe Brinck Jensen is very helpful, intelligent, and pragmatic. I would certainly recommend him to others.’

‘Claus Barrett Christiansen’s team certainly knows what it is talking about when it comes to defending or building up an enforcement case.’

‘Claus Barrett Christiansen, who is one of the most brilliant and knowledgeable partners I have ever worked with, leads a team of litigators highly skilled in design, trademark and copyright laws.’

‘Sisse Langberg is a tremendous lawyer when it comes to finding out the bulletproof legal argument that will defeat any counterpart.’

Key clients

Zealand Pharma


Jaguar Land Rover


Lindt & Sprügli AG (Chocolat)


FIFA


Hilfiger


A.P. Møller Maersk Holding


Hewlett-Packard Enterprise


SONY


IKEA


The Lundbeck Foundation


Perwyn


Mercedes Benz


Merck Sharpe & Dohme (MSD)


Work highlights


  • Represented Maersk owned KK Wind Solutions in the acquisition of the controller and controller business of Vestas Wind Systems A/S and establishment of joint technology development activities.
  • Representing the Danish innovator peptide-based pharmaceuticals research and development company Zealand Pharma A/S in proceedings before the Danish Maritime and Commercial High Court relating to allegation of misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of contract.
  • Represented Novo Holdings A/S, a leading global life sciences investor, with the multibillion DKK acquisition of Ellab.

Gorrissen Federspiel

Gorrissen Federspiel '‘s IP and digital business team assists global corperations with design rights, trade mark and design portfolio management, and patent enforcement. Practice head Lasse Skaarup Christensen excels in contentious matters, advising franchises and retail chains on licenses, market law, and global distribution. Kenneth Kvistgaard-Aaholm is esteemed for patent infringement cases, managing trade mark portfolios and providing insights on utility models and trade secrets. Henrik Saugmandsgaard Øe specialises in EU law, interpreting directives on online platform liability. Jakob Plesner Mathiasen navigates copyright intricacies in the music industry.

Practice head(s):

Lasse Skaarup Christensen


Other key lawyers:

Kenneth Kvistgaard-Aaholm; Henrik Saugmandsgaard Øe; Jakob Plesner Mathiasen; Soren Hogh Thomsen; David Telyas


Testimonials

‘It’s rare to encounter a talent as profound as Jakob Plesner Mathiasen. His innovation in the IP sector is simply unrivalled, consistently breaking new ground. His ability to provide educational counsel on complex matters is exceptional, making him an indispensable asset for all clients. Moreover, his friendly and cooperative nature is a breath of fresh air, clearly making him a standout leader in his field.’

‘Lasse Christensen – probably the best IP lawyer in Denmark. Has an unique understanding of business in general and IP-issues at most. Give him a few sentences and he will solve the problem for you without many questions as he has an in deep knowledge and understanding of my company, the industry we work within.’

‘Soren Hogh Thomsen is our lead advisor in this area, and we are very satisfied with his support. Timely, comprehensive, yet to the point, with high industry knowledge, and at all times up to date in an ever-changing world. A treasure of an IP expert.’

‘David Telyas has an excellent business understanding and is good at tailoring his advice to our business. He is great at reaching out proactively in case of legal developments of relevance to us.’

‘A standout individual in the team, Jakob Plesner Mathiasen, brings a combination of deep expertise and an innate curiosity about emerging technologies. What sets him apart is not just his knowledge, but also his exceptional ability to communicate complex concepts with clarity. His adeptness at explaining these principles ensures that relevant strategies are not only understood but are also effectively implemented.’

Key clients

Lidl Danmark K/S


Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping


Schibsted


IFPI Danmark (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry)


MPO (Musikproducenternes Forvaltningsorganisation)


Skorstensgaard A/S


Hobbii A/S


Troldtekt A/S


Simpson Strong-Tie A/S


Global Gravity ApS


Copydan KulturPlus


Aller Media


Berlingske


Oy Karl Fazer Ab/Fazer Denmark ApS


Camro A/S


Work highlights


  • Represent the Center for Zero Carbon Shipping in its establishment of partnerships and all IP-contractual matters relating to the research and development activities within the Center.
  • Assist Daniamant, a manufacturer of life jacket lights, providing high-quality and technologically advanced life jacket lights for the global maritime shipping industry in a Chinese patent infringement case regarding alleged infringement of Daniamant’s patent rights to a maritime light source as well as a request for compensation for damages.
  • Operating the secretariat of The Danish Copyright Association, which promotes interest in, and knowledge of copyright issues and contributes to the development of the legal field of copyright in Denmark.

Kromann Reumert

Kromann Reumert ‘holds a unique track record within almost all facets of IP'. The practice acts for large international and domestic clients in media, sports, pharma and energy sectors on IP and patent litigation, copyright negotiations, new trade mark, copyright, and design infringements, and handles matters including trade secrets and marketing law. The team is led by Nicolai Lindgreen who has considerable experience in patent law and trade marks.  Martin Dahl Pedersen is a key name for copyright and media marketing, while Nicolaj Bording  specialises in patent litigation and IP dispute resolution, often concerning trade secrets.

Practice head(s):

Nicolai Lindgreen


Other key lawyers:

Martin Dahl Pedersen; Nicolaj Bording


Testimonials

‘An extremely competent and versatile team, which holds a unique track-record within almost all facets of IP going back more than 25 years.’

‘Nicolai Lindgreen holds invaluable experience in almost all areas of IP. He is one of the most gifted presenters on the Danish scene. Nicolaj Bording is extremely knowledgable, and readily grasps what is the core of even very complex technical issues. His questioning (especially counter-questioning) of witnesses in court is impressive, as is his ability to act on his feet, if the case so demands.’

‘They are a first-rate IP firm, and the leading intellectual property firm in Denmark. Nicolaj Bording is an exceptional attorney -very smart, well-versed in IP, strategic, and highly efficient. The support team from the firm was very strong. We had many tight deadlines in the case and the team was very responsive and committed.’

‘Nicolaj Bording stands out to me for his strategic thinking and his writing and analytical skills. From the start he had the end game in mind, and he reacted quickly and effectively when the opposing party did something unexpected that required a slight shift in course. He has excellent judgement and is capable of quickly analyzing very complex technical and legal skills. Finally, his writing is very strong, and he is capable of turning out well-written drafts on complicated issues astonishingly fast.’

‘Excellent advocates. Knowledgeable and reliable. Top class firm in the Danish market especially for life sciences matters.’

‘Nicolai Lindgreen – calm and knowledgeable. Excellent strategist and trial advocate. Thoughtful and thoroughly decent.’

‘Nicolaj Bording is a smart litigator with an excellent courtroom manner.’

‘Love working with them, they do not overcomplicate matters and are effective and have very good commercial understanding.’

Key clients

Coloplast


Biogen


McDonald’s


BGI Group


Georg Jensen


La Liga


IFF (formerly DowDuPont/Danisco)


Coop


Pandora


Mylan (Viatris)


Ceva Santé Animale


DPCMO


TV2


Berlingske


Work highlights


  • Assisted Viatris in successful defence against Novartis’ attempt to raise PI proceedings based on a pending patent application. Case was dismissed on formal grounds because there was a lack of actuality.
  • Successfully assisted BGI in an interim appeal case where a PI was exceptionally refused by the Appeals Court on the basis of lack of urgency.
  • Successfully represented the newspaper Berlingske before the Danish Supreme Court in a copyright matter related to the printing of pictures of The Little Mermaid in the paper as illustrations to articles.

Plesner

Plesner is well-known in the industry for its strong trade mark prosecution practice, handling high-profile IP litigation and assisting in copyright, design, and trade mark matters. The department has an impressive portfolio of clients, especially well-known design businesses, and advises leading technology companies on copyright matters. The team also has strengths in marketing law, consumer law, and e-commerce law, advising on all aspects of online and offline marketing. Kasper Frahm heads the trade mark and design team and is an expert in trade mark law. Other key names to note are Sture Rygaard with vast experience in patent and trade mark litigation; litigator Mikkel Vittrup, whose work includes the enforcement of patents and regulatory rights; and Peter-Ulrik Plesner who has a history of representing blue-chip clients in patent, trade mark and marketing disputes.

Practice head(s):

Kasper Frahm


Other key lawyers:

Sture Rygaard; Mikkel Vittrup; Peter-Ulrik Plesner; Jakob Dolmer


Testimonials

‘Peter-Ulrik Plesner is one of the most experienced patents lawyer in Denmark, and he makes extremely good use of that experience in his practice.’

‘Kasper Frahm is highly competent trademark advice on litigation and strategy.’

‘Peter-Ulrik Plesner has shaped the IP world in Denmark for decades. Mikkel Vittrup is one of the new IP stars of the IP world, and Jakob Dolmer will be the future one.’

‘Mikkel Vittrup and Sture Rygaard are standout practitioners who have a great deal of experience. They are meticulous in their analysis and advice, and consistently deliver.’

‘Plesner’s IP team has exceptional technical understanding and in combination with their strong patent litigation foundation, they are unique in Denmark.’

‘Peter-Ulrik Plesner, Mikkel Vittrup and Jakob Dolmer make a great IP litigation team combining extensive IP and litigation knowledge with strong technical understanding. They also ensure that you as a client get suggestions that are both commercially and legally viable solutions.’

Key clients

The A.P. Moller – Maersk Group


adidas


British American Tobacco


Ralph Lauren


Burberry


LEGO


Chr. Hansen


Danske Bank


Lundbeck


Andel


Deutsche Telecom


Nintendo


Hempel


IO Interactive


Zebra (Flying Tiger Copenhagen)


Joe & the Juice


Procter & Gamble


Sonion


Too Good To Go


Work highlights


  • Assisting British American Tobacco in a case against the Danish Ministry of Health concerning a Danish law introducing several new measures against e-cigarettes, tobacco heating products and nicotine pouches, including plain packaging, characterising flavour ban, retail display ban and advertising ban.
  • Successfully represented Sonion in multiple ongoing preliminary injunction proceedings against, among others, Huawei and Sony for infringement of Sonion’s patent and utility models protecting an inventive voice pick up bone conductor to be used in noise cancellation systems in ear pods.
  • Represents Novo Nordisk A/S, Leo Pharma and H. Lundbeck in a case regarding the implications of the Falsified Medicines Directive on parallel import, which deals with the question of whether parallel importers are entitled to repack parallel imported products into new packages or if they are obliged to relabel the products. This question was brought before the CJEU (Court of Justice of European Union), which agreed with the standpoint of H. Lundbeck, Novo Nordisk and Leo Pharma and the ruling will have considerable precedential value in similar cases across Europe.

Bugge Valentin

The practice at Bugge Valentin is engaged by clients in industries such as food, tech, automotive, healthcare and pharmaceuticals. Leading the IP and technology team are Jens Jakob Bugge and Anders Valentin. Bugge is a highly experienced expert IP/trade mark litigator whose practice includes trade marks, counterfeits, parallel imports, designs (including copyrights) and unfair marketing practices litigation; IP strategy; and trade mark related license agreements. Valentin is an expert IP litigator with a special focus on patents and trade marks as well as passing-off.

Practice head(s):

Jens Jakob Bugge; Anders Valentin


Key clients

Universal Robots A/S


Orifarm A/S


Sandoz


Glenmark


Zakłady Farmaceutyczne Polpharma S.A.


Zentiva


Fresenius Kabi


Orkla


Skechers


Tivoli A/S


Abacus Medicine A/S


Haribo /RIGO Trading


ferm LIVING


Deere & Co.


Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) A/S


MC2 Therapeutics A/S


Hästens Sängar AB


Visma Bluegarden A/S


Japan Tobacco International


Arne Jacobsen Design


Lantmännen AB


Egmont International Holding A/S


KiteDanmark ApS


ETEX Group


Cembrit A/S


OCADO


STADA


TEVA


FilmTalent


Audientes A/S


The Army Painter ApS


Ascendis Health


ReInvent


Orbital Systems


Qmed Consulting A/S


The Smiley Company


Amyndas


Umage


Sanofi


Mogens Koch Design I/S


2Care4


Sportsdirect.com Retail Limited


Anne Black ApS


Gimeg Nederland B.V.


A2/SW/HK Limited


Collective Footwear B.V. (NUBIKK)


Ningbo Sentek Electronics Co. Ltd


Faaborg Pharma


Sangenic International Ltd.


Playdead ApS


Work highlights


  • Represented Zentiva and Glenmark in a case regarding commencing preliminary injunction proceedings on the basis of a patent application.
  • Advised Anne Black, a Danish ceramist focusing on arts and craftmanship, on its lawsuit against the discount grocery retailer Netto (Salling Group A/S) and Ronald A/S claiming infringement of Anne Black’s products.
  • Represents Abacus Medicine in 3 separate disputes before the Maritime & Commercial High Court instigated by MSD and Novartis respectively regarding the interpretation of the newly coming into force directive on falsified medicines in conjunction with parallel imports of medicines.

Horten

Renowned for its IP and technology group, Horten adeptly assists clients across sectors such as life sciences, technology, media and entertainment and consumer goods, focusing on patents, trade marks, unfair marketing practices and trade secrets. Asger Heine Jensen and Jakob Krag Nielsen jointly lead the practice. Jensen, known for his extensive experience, specialises in advising technology and media companies on copyright matters, with experience of art installations, streaming services and computer games. Nielsen, praised for his exceptional skills, brings broad litigation expertise, offering strategic counsel on IP rights commercialisation and trade secret protection for clients.

Practice head(s):

Asger Heine Jensen; Jakob Krag Nielsen


Testimonials

‘The team is responsive, easy to work with, mindful of other peoples time and situation – in addition obviously to being extremely skilled in the craft. Also, it is one of few teams in Denmark with some diversity in patent litigation.’

‘Jakob Krag Nielsen is one of a kind, non-prestigious extremely good at learning new technical areas and putting them into legal context. He is inclusive and good at collaborating so that the best result is obtained.’

‘From the very beginning of working with the Horten team you can instantly tell, that their handling of complex IP matters and their advice is characterized by their extensive experience combined with their attentiveness to trends and changes in the field.’

‘Jakob Krag Nielsen is an experienced patent attorney who has extensive experience with complex patent matters and litigation. Jakob can break down very complex technical matters into easily understandable pieces. He has a hands-on approach in his advice and exceptional analytical skills, which makes him a trusted adviser.’

‘Horten has a strong IP team with many different abilities. The team is lead by Jakob Krag Nielsen who has a strong profile within IP. Horten’s IP team have impressed me serval times with their ability to handle high-stakes litigation matters. Even in these complex litigations they are able to keep ahead on the strategic and tactical aspects of a case. Jakob Krag Nielsen is experienced within the life science sector and him and the team have shown an outstanding ability to understand our business and give advice tailored to our commercial needs.’

‘Jakob Krag Nielsen is an outstanding strategic advisor and litigator. He has a special ability to listen and quickly understand the issue at hand. He has a pragmatic approach and always provides useful, to-the-point advice. He has extensive experience with complex patent litigation and trademark issues.

Key clients

Kiloo


Fresenius Kabi


Centrica Group


Oracle International Corporation and Oracle America inc.


Hexagon/Leica Geosystems Technology


Sandoz/Novartis Group


Viatris


Ascendis Pharma


Pharmacosmos


Ballard Power Systems Europe


Scandion Oncology


Glenmark Pharmaceuticals


Stellantis/Leasys


Lunar Bank A/S


City of Copenhagen


Ejendomsfonden Artcenter Spritten


SNA Europe (Denmark)


The Danish Copyright License Tribunal


Wipro limited


Work highlights


  • Representing Viatris ApS in an urgent preliminary injunction case initiated by the Bayer group.
  • Representing Oracle International Corporation and Oracle America inc. in court ordered searches against suspected violators of Oracle’s trademark rights. The cases concern unlawful parallel import of trademarked IT hardware and are expected to result in subsequent litigation.
  • Representing Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited in a patent infringement suit concerning a drug that contains two active ingredients, one of them being protected by an SPC.

DLA Piper Denmark

DLA Piper Denmark’s IP team provides clients with a full range of advice on IP matters, including distribution issues, patent licensing and franchising agreements. Annemette Ellermann Holmbom heads the practice; assisting clients on trade mark, designs and project infringement as well as in IP litigation. Anette Moll Berg , promoted to partner in January 2023, is adept in a full range of IP rights including trade marks, marketing law and distribution law while Lykke Honoré and Niels Ankerstjerne Sloth represent clients in complex patent infringement and invalidity proceedings and other IP-related litigation.

Practice head(s):

Annemette Ellermann Holmbom


Other key lawyers:

Anette Moll Berg; Niels Ankerstjerne Sloth; Lykke Honoré


Testimonials

‘A strategic and hands-on team.’

‘Niels Ankerstjerne Sloth has significant commercial understanding.’

‘Lykke Honoré has deep insight and a pragmatic approach.’

‘Lykke Honoré’s strategic and result-oriented approach ensures that disputes are steered towards the solution that meets the client’s objectives and expectations, while averting unnecessary litigation. She has a stand-out approachable personality and a strong analytical mindset which collectively makes her unique in her field.’

‘The team is always available and offers swift action. Their recommendations in a matter is always very clear and understandable.’

‘High level of trust and engagement.’

‘Sound commercial and legal advice on trademark matters.’

‘Anette Moll Berg has a sound understanding of the commercial and technical aspects of trademarks.’

Key clients

e-Boks A/S


Louis Poulsen A/S


Australian Bodycare ApS


Velliv


Dansk Industri Byg


Normann Copenhagen ApS


Hans J Wegners Tegnestue


Libertine-Libertine ApS


Hottinger Brüel & Kjær A/S


Foss Analytical A/S and the entire FOSS Group


Reform Group A/S


DHI A/S


PFA Pension forsikringsselskab


Phase One A/S


Capture One A/S


Sonion A/S


Sisters Point A/S


Fleye ApS


Twoday A/S


Profile Pictures ApS


Konges Sløjd A/S


Pernille Corydon Jewellery


Westpack A/S


Incondia AB


Funnivation A/S


Statens Serum Institut


Work highlights


  • Assisted TandlægeTryghed, an organization dealing among other services with insurances to the dentist industry, in a matter of misleading marketing and price comparison against a competing organization.
  • Assists the well-known Danish burger restaurant JAGGER Fast Food, i.e. Jagger Junk ApS in a number of cases defending their trademark “JAGGER fast food” against Musidor, a Dutch music publisher, who owns trademark registrations of MICK JAGGER in the EU region.
  • Assists the Danish organization Human Library with enforcement of its trademark and exclusive concept within the educational and social sector in a number of countries including Holland, Poland, India and South Africa

Lundgrens

The IP and life sciences team at Lundgrens offers comprehensive counsel on a wide spectrum of IP matters, encompassing trade mark and design portfolio management, copyright disputes, and strategic marketing campaigns as well as transactional IP. The client base spans national and international life science companies, fashion brands, design firms, and transport operators. Leading the ‘outstanding’ team is Nina Ringen, recommended for being ‘brilliant in negotiations and litigation’. Søren Danelund Reipurth is focused on consumer goods, fashion and luxury and sports, entertainment and media and has extensive experience representing clients in litigation in these areas.

Practice head(s):

Nina Ringen


Other key lawyers:

Søren Danelund Reipurth


Testimonials

‘All-round strong and competent team.’

‘Nina Ringen and Søren Danelund Reipurth are both great resources of applicable knowledge within IP and they both demonstrate great understanding of the needs of business.’

‘Lundgrens’ IP team is probably one of the best in Denmark. The team has an excellent understanding of our business combined with solid legal knowledge. This combination results in a best-in-class support. It is a high-quality team at all levels and functions. Everyone is thoughtful and very friendly. An important add-on is that Lundgrens’ IP team is diverse – even at partner level – which is rather rare amongst the IP teams in Denmark.’

‘Nina Ringen is very experienced, has a high availability and deliver on time with high quality. Never below expectations. Nina truly cares about and takes interest in our business. Excellent business and commercial abilities. Her advice is always pragmatic and solution oriented. Brilliant in negotiations and litigation. Highly recommended.’

‘Søren Danelund Reipurth is an extremely knowledgeable and competent lawyer in the area of ​​market law and IP-law. Our collaboration means that we can get fast high-end advice either to us directly or so that our clients can make a direct contact for local assistance.’

‘The team is simply outstanding and comprises of excellent individuals.’

‘Nina Ringen has such intensity and attention to client’s needs that it is very unusual. I can recommend her with my whole heart.’

‘Nina Ringen is very competent in her field, very sympathetic and service-minded.’

Key clients

Lindberg A/S


Airwair International Ltd


BLAST


G4S Security Services A/S


Hårklinikken


Second Female


Unisport


Jacob Jensen Design


GN Store Nord (Jabra, ReSound)


Work highlights


  • Represented Jacob Jensen Design in media-reported injunction proceedings securing a solid preliminary injunction and the subsequent case on the merits, scheduled for trial in April 2024.
  • Assisting a global fashion client in a cross-border trademark dispute involving three jurisdictions.
  • Representing Airwair International Ltd (Dr. Martens) in various enforcement cases relating to matters including the icon’s unique trade dress as well as handling trademark prosecution matters.

Mazanti-Andersen

Mazanti-Andersen's intellectual property practice has vast experience in copyright matters, especially in the media industry, and handles the full spectrum of trade mark-related issues and IP litigation., The team is reputed for its deep knowledge of broadcasting, SVOD distribution, and film and TV production, and represents a substantial part of the television/streaming market on the private stakeholders’ side, major international broadcasters and SVOD platforms. Nina Henningsen, who heads the department, is an ‘expert within the gaming and gambling industry and in the general media business’ and has been described as ‘the best in gaming law’.

Practice head(s):

Nina Henningsen


Testimonials

‘Nina Henningsen’s strength is a good network – she is well connected when it comes to government relations..’

‘Nina Henningsen is a well-known expert within the gaming and gambling industry and in the general media business. She has high skills on copyright issues including those that arise from new technology such as AI.’

‘Nina Henningsen is the best in gaming law in Denmark. She is charming, sharp and super responsive.’

Key clients

Airbnb


Netflix


Mood Media International


Leovegas


Regional TV2 Stations


Scandinavian Film Fund


Bet365


William Hill ( Mr. Green)


Lionsgate Television Ltd


Work highlights


  • Advising a range of international broadcasters and streaming services (SVOD) on all aspects of the implementation of the comprehensive bill for an amendment of the Danish Copyright Act, which was passed in the Danish Parliament in June 2021 by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs.
  • Advising clients in the entertainment industry on all aspects of the acquisition of rights, documentation and transference of rights, with the intention of creating a ‘clean chain of rights’ before the production of an international film or TV series is initiated. Matters which the past year has increased in complexity due to the swift progress in the use of AI in the entertainment industry.
  • Advising a wide range of clients on trademark and marketing rights matters, including aspect concerning the split of rights between UEFA and the Danish National Soccer Association in connection with the UEFA soccer tournament EURO 2020 (which took place during summer 2021, due to COVID 19) and the matters have continued during 2022.

Awa Law Advokater ApS

Awa Law Advokater ApS has a track record of work concerning trade mark management, patent applications, and preliminary injunctions. Co-led by Sidsel Hauge and Anette Rasmussen , the team excels in patents, trade marks, design, copyright and domain names. Hauge is a European patent attorney, who offers guidance on patent procurements and infringement disputes and advises clients engaged in the chemical and chemical engineering fields. Rasmussen brings extensive expertise in pharmaceuticals, luxury, consumer goods, and food industries..

Practice head(s):

Sidsel Hauge; Anette Rasmussen


Key clients

MAN Energy Solutions


Starbucks


ISS World Services A/S


Sandoz International GmbH


Comité Interprofessionnel du vin de Champagne (CIVIC)


Kræftens Bekæmpelse


VKR Holding A/S


Isofol Medical AB


Ambu A/S


MAN Energy Solutions


Work highlights


  • Global opposition and clearance work for a leading medical technology manufacturer.
  • Enforcement of geographical indication for a leading trade association.
  • Litigation support in a patent infringement case over a ground-breaking drug.

Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab

Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab assists at all stages of the intellectual property lifecycle, from conducting IP audits to exploitation of IP, and enforcement and litigation. The team is especially experienced within tech and communications sectors and are specialists on licence agreements, open source, and IP rights in relation to new technology, database rights, domain names, and trade marks. Practice head Peer B. Petersen specialises in advising film and music industry clients on license agreements and copyright exploitation, especially concerning games and TV shows.

Practice head(s):

Peer B. Petersen


Testimonials

‘Strong diversity within competences. Skillful within both small and big issues’

Key clients

Sony Music Entertainment Denmark A/S


META Film A/S


SAM Productions ApS


CrossFit, Inc.


Sony Music Publishing Scandinavia


Flex Music ApS


Addtech AB


Bonnier Publications A/S


M2 Film A/S


AddLife AB


Work highlights


  • Assists Sony Music on an ongoing basis in its attempts to transform and adapt its business to meet the demands of the ever developing changes in technology and in the demands of the consumers.
  • Assists META Film on an ongoing basis in matters where titles and content of film productions on the drawing board potentially could involve trade mark and other IP rights conflicts.
  • Represents FlexMusic ApS, a venture partly owned by longtime client Sony Music, in a legal proceeding launched against it by the musician Blak, challenging the validity of an assignment made of his rights in certain recordings to FlexMusic, including the validity of the assignment of his rights in a major national hit named “Nede Mette”.

Bruun & Hjejle

Bruun & Hjejle’s IP practice has a broad range of IP skills including transfer of trade marks, brand rights, IP arrangements and infringements, IP due diligence, and IP dispute resolution. They are engaged by clients related to the sports industry, tech, media and retail sector. The practice is led by associate partner Kasper Laustsen, who has a strong profile as a practitioner for complex IP and IT issues.

Practice head(s):

Kasper Laustsen


Work highlights


  • Assisted the trustee of Lauritz.com under bankruptcy with the sale and transfer of the trademarks owned by the online auction house, lauritz.com under bankruptcy, and the deregistration of security in the trademarks.

DAHL Law Firm

DAHL Law Firm's team is led by Claes Wildfang who has strong skills in IP litigation and arbitration and Søren Wolder, who has extensive experience with regards to both prosecution and enforcement of intellectual property rights. The team advises clients within textiles and fashion, interior and design, IT, music, entertainment and sports, gaming, media and news, sourcing and trading, food, and industrial manufactures. In May 2023, Robert Jønsson was promoted to equity partner.

Practice head(s):

Claes Wildfang; Søren Wolder


Other key lawyers:

Robert Jønsson


Testimonials

‘Extensive knowledge. They understand how to combine legal aspects with practical solutions.’

‘Very approachable in a professional way.’

‘The firm is large enough to have the full range of services available in-house; and the firm is small enough to still give you attention on smaller matters.’

‘Robert Jønsson is very qualified to deal with IP-related tasks in the computer gaming industry. He has experience with several Danish game companies but also knows the industry organisations, non-profits, and political landscape related to dealing with IP. The experience is coupled with his passion for the industry, and this is really important when working with passion-driven industry leaders in a creative industry.’

Key clients

Northern Greens A/S


Ventus-Danmark ApS


DK Company A/S


Dissing A/S


OG E-sport A/S


Sam Partner A/S


People in Sport A/S


Brands4Kids A/S


KMC Kartoffelmelcentralen a.m.b.a.


itm8 Holding A/S


JBS Textile Group A/S


Society of Lifestyle A/S


Give Steel A/S


J. P. Group A/S


Dublix A/S


Daniatech ApS


Nordic Wood Industries


Work highlights


  • Advised a client within processing technology in a DKK 7.5 mill case complex with preservation of evidence and injunction against competitor
  • Represents the Industrial engineering company Dublix A/S in cases on preservation of evidence and product infringement before the Danish Maritime and Commercial Court.
  • Represents the e-sport team OG in prosecution of trademarks and in infringement cases, including online brand protection.

Lassen Ricard

Lassen Ricard specialises in advising domestic and European broadcasters and television production companies on copyright exploitation across radio, television, webcasting and third-party distributor re-transmissions. Leading the practice is Terese Foged, renowned for her extensive experience in media and copyright law as well as intellectual property law in general, with a particular focus on copyright in the online world with the additional aspects provided by new technology, market situation, and consumer behaviour. Steen Lassen is an experienced international business lawyer and arbitrator.

Practice head(s):

Terese Foged


Other key lawyers:

Steen Lassen; Ann Grew Pheiffer; Kristina Lautrup; Henrik Schütze


Testimonials

‘The IP team is very strong. Copyright is the core. Their advice, in and out of court cases, is on a high level.’

‘Ann Grew Pheiffer is excellent in all matters. The right go-to person.’

‘Kristina Lautrup is a very skilled lawyer; strong in the details.’

‘Steen Lassen is the grand old man. Still going strong and gives very thoughtful advice.’

‘Henrik Schütze is a top barrister-style lawyer.’

Key clients

DR


TV 2 Denmark


SVT


TV 4


NRK


TV 2 Norway


ARD


NDR


WDR


ZDF


RTL


Corint Media rep. Sat1 and Pro7


And many other broadcasters


LØJE IP

LØJE IP has a full-service IP practice and specialises in representing rights holders across contentious and non-contentious matters. The firm is known for advising the Danish Design Association, along with representing international pharmaceuticals and cosmetic companies, as well as clients from the furniture and design sector. The team is headed by IP litigation specialist Johan Løje.

Practice head(s):

Johan Løje


Key clients

Garde Hvalsøe A/S


KH Würtz


Anne Black A/S


Naketano Gmbh


TREK Bicycle Corporation


Contour Design A/S


Ny-form A/S


Spangsberg A/S


VisitDenmark A/S


Mette Dittmer A/S


Birkenstock


Scan Products A/S


EPC Alternative Source


Le Klint A/S


Georg Jensen A/S


New Works A/S


FIFA


SP Group A/S


Timothy Jacob Jensen A/S


Work highlights


  • Representing TREK Bicycle Corporation before the Supreme Court in a case regarding their Trademark and the Trademark OUTTREK belonging to the Danish Company T Hansen
  • Representing the German company Naketano Gmbh before the Danish Maritime and Commercial High Court regarding the Danish company IKS ApS infringing copies of clothing products.
  • Represented Anne Black A/S in her case against a large Danish supermarket chain. The cases regarded infringement of her copyright protected kitchen ware, she was awarded the largest amount of damages for a design company in copyright infringement actions in Denmark.

Andersen Partners

At Andersen Partners in Kolding, Kenneth Cramer and Lisbeth Elmgaard co-lead the IP team, focusing on advising on IP strategies and portfolios. Cramer specialises in franchising and imitation issues, while Elmgaard excels in advising on the protection and enforcement of IP rights, contributing to the team’s diverse capabilities.

Practice head(s):

Kenneth Cramer; Lisbeth Elmgaard


Key clients

Solar A/S


Zizzi Denmark ApS


Yab Yum Holding ApS


Pilgrim A/S


F. Engel K/S


GALST

GALST's focus is on transfer, enforcement, and registration of intellectual property rights. The IP team, led by Hans Christian Galst, enforces the copyrights of Danish and international composers, songwriters, and musicians on behalf of longstanding clients. Majken Korsgaard who is a certified IT lawyer with solid IP experience joined the firm from DANDERS & MORE in January 2023.

Practice head(s):

Hans Christian Galst


Testimonials

‘I am very grateful to have GALST in my professional life. They understand the business of art, and in my opinion they are the most competent and best of their kind in the whole country. They have been specializing in working with industry people for many years, and you feel utterly safe with them, knowing that they work only for the best.’

‘Hans Christian Galst is an exceptional professional, careful and thoughtful.’

‘You feel like the lawyers are on your team, and feel safe with them. You feel taken care of by experienced professionals who also understand the importance of kindness, humour and wit, while constantly focusing on the clients need.’

Key clients

Bjarke Ingels Group A/S


Universal Music


Actor Thure Lindhardt


Rodinia ApS


Nicolai Rasmus Vissing Petersen


Koda


Sony


Gramex


Den Kongelige Livgardes Musikkorps Fond


Copydan


Nordic Copyright Bureau


Forlaget Delta ApS


Tipster SMBA


Roland DG North Europe A/S


Real estate broker Ivan Eltoft Nielsen


Ahlberg Dollarstore AB


Fashion designer Yvonne Koné


Mealo ApS


Charityguard A/S


The estate after Dannie Druehyld


Work highlights


  • Assisted Blu A/S with the contract work in relation to X Factor 2023.
  • Assisted KODA with several hundred copyright infringement court cases.

Moalem Weitemeyer

Moalem Weitemeyer‘s IP team is led by Pernille Nørkær and manages a broad range of mandates covering licensing, infringement disputes, brand protection, and is particularly focused on national and international trade marks. Nørkær specialises in advising e-sports companies, gambling providers, game developers and professional football clubs and athletes on brand protection, handling of infringements, and third-party rights clearance concerning counterfeits.

Practice head(s):

Pernille Nørkær


Testimonials

‘The team under the leadership of Pernille Nøkær is really excellent, and we are always directed to the person with the deepest knowledge on a particular topic.’

Key clients

RelyOn Nutec


Imerco A/S


ZWILLING J. A. HENCKELS A/S SCANDINAVIA


DAY Birger et Mikkelsen


Goodiebox ApS


FC Nordsjælland A/S


Trophy Games


Group 888


All at Sea


Proactive A/S


HBO Nordic AB


Takt A/S


Landis+Gyr A/S


Butler’s Choice A/S


NMP A/S


Smarkets (Malta) Limited


VKR Holding A/S


Astralis Group A/S


Birger Christensen A/S


Miild A/S


Work highlights


  • Represented Röko in connection with their acquisition of the majority shareholding in AJAT Group including assisting Röko with updating their trademark portfolio.
  • Represented Trophy Games in its acquisition of the mobile game Transit King Tycoon from Finnish game developer Bon Games.
  • Advised Imerco on their trademark strategy and portfolio.

Zacco

Zacco‘s team manages trade mark and design portfolios, customs actions, and infringement disputes for a diverse client base, including LEGO, Pandora and Chanel. Leading the team, Thomas Mølsgaard has broad expertise in handling trade mark portfolios and protecting trade names, secrets, domain names and patents. Peter Gustav Olson joined the practice from NJORD Law Firm in early 2024, adding his trade mark and design expertise.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Mølsgaard


Other key lawyers:

Lone Prehn; Fabio Pezzolato; Peter Gustav Olson


Testimonials

‘Very flexible, knowledgeable, and able to draw on subject matter experts when needed.’

‘The are a joy to work with.’

‘Very dedicated to understanding and covering the customer’s need. Dedicated resources knowing and understanding our business and understanding the unique details of new products and functionality. Very easy to work with.’

‘The team is friendly and straightforward with their advice. They have a great knowledge of the business strategy and provide advice accordingly.’

‘Lone Prehn and Fabio Pezzolato are friendly, knowledgeable and make us feel safe. We have a lot of trust in them and their work.’

Key clients

LEGO Juris A/S


Pandora A/S


Arla Foods AmbA


The Scotch Whisky Association Ltd.


Chanel


Sunoco Overseas, Inc (et al.)


The Sports Federation of Denmark & The Olympic Committee of Denmark


Toms Group A/S


Anticimex Innovation Centre


Co-Ro A/S


Compagnie Financière Richemont SA


Copenhagen Chocolate Factory A/S


Sanrio Corporation Ltd.


Sony Corporation Ltd.


Bauerfeind


Prime Music


432 Records


Work highlights


  • Led Sunoco Oil in a successful Europe-wide trademark infringement case that established insight into fair use of third-party trademarks.
  • Worked with The Scotch Whisky Association in a Geographical Indications case, resulting in the DKPTO aligning registration practice with the EUIPO.
  • Successfully concluded a landmark case for Chanel that sought to address customs enforcement of counterfeits imported within personal luggage.