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

“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.”

Legal 500, 2018

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 – 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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