Intellectual Property Law

Intellectual property rights are important assets for a company, and the value of intellectual property rights is often of great importance in relation to acquisition and sale of companies – also in terms of tax and employment. NJORD offers advice in relation to all your needs and considerations.

We rank among the leading law firms within intellectual property rights and assist entrepreneurs, companies, and government bodies in selecting, protecting, commercializing, and defending their intellectual property rights, including:

Our IP team represents a wide range of clients, from individuals within the entertainment industry and minor companies in the set-up phase to the major national and global groups of companies with world-famous brands.

Our clients operate in quite a number of trades, for example:

We offer advice in the Nordic/Baltic region and Northern Europe as our primary markets. At the same time we act as a gateway for global clients to the whole Nordic/Baltic region. Through our strong and global network consisting of the most competent IP experts, we assist Nordic clients worldwide.

Ratings

“Strong practice advising on all areas of IP law with a particular focus on the life sciences sector. Assists with contracts as well as contentious cases. Offers cross-border capabilities and has offices in the Baltic countries. Clients are pleased with the team’s commerciality and commitment, saying: “Responses are quick and the team is very dedicated.” Another client adds: “They are effective, proactive and reasonable in their approach.””

Chambers and Partners Europe, 2017

Notable practitioner:Jeppe Brogaard Clausen specialises in litigation, particularly in trade mark infringement, assisting clients with the enforcement of IP rights. He also advises clients in the media and entertainment industries on copyright issues.”

Chambers and Partners Europe, 2017

“‘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.”

– Legal 500, 2017

Knowledge

FAQ – Opposition against an EU designation of an IR

Since 2004 it has been possible to designate the EuropeanUnion (EU) in an International (WIPO “Madrid Protocol”) Registration (IR) under WIPO code “EM”. In that such a designation covers 28 countries and 500+ million consumers, this is a quite popular to get trademark protection in Europe. However, about 25% of all EU designations are met with an opposition, and special rules apply.

FAQ – EUTM Oppositions / Cancellations 

How long is the opposition period? For regular EUTM’s, the opposition period is three months from the date of publication in the in the European Trade Mark Bulletin. For International (“Madrid Protocol”) designations of the EU, the period is between the 1st and 4thmonth after publication. Is it possible to extend the opposition period? No. […]

FAQ – European trademark reform 2016

A major overhaul of the trademark legislation in Europe was enacted on December 16, 2015, to take effect at various stages over the next few years, the first important date being March 23, 2016. In this FAQ we will address the main changes. See links below for more information.

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