Intellectual Property

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 Law Firm 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

“Prosecutions, litigation, and contracts are the key pillars of NJORD Law Firm’s practice, and team co-head Jeppe Brogaard Clausen predominantly handles contentious matters in the soft IP space. Life sciences specialist Thomas Ryhl also leads the team and assisted Philips HealthTech with issues surrounding the public tender of medical equipment for hospitals in Denmark. Malene Fagerberg also focuses on life sciences issues and advised The North Face, L’Oréal, Estee Lauder and Ralph Lauren on actions taken against counterfeit goods. Trade mark and copyright expert Frank Jørgensen acted for Smallstuff in a High Court appeal brought by Sebra Interiør, which alleged infringement of its toy bed for dolls.

Legal 500, 2019

Chambers and Partners highlight that NJORD’s IP team is known for

“Active in litigation relating to all areas of IP law, with a particular focus on the life sciences sector and trade mark matters. Assists with contracts as well as contentious cases. Offers cross-border capabilities with a focus on the Nordic and wider European markets.

“Clients regard the lawyers as “efficient, practical and pragmatic””

Partner Jeppe Brogaard Clausen is highlighted as a Notable practitioner.

Jeppe Brogaard Clausen handles copyright and trade mark matters in international as well as domestic cases. Clausen is particularly active in the life sciences and technology sectors.”

Chambers and Partners, 2019

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 – 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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