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:
- Company and domain names
- Patents and utility models
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:
- Hardware and software
- The chemical industry
- The food industry
- Media and entertainment
- Fashion and cosmetics
- The furniture industry
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.
Jeppe Brogaard Clausen and Thomas Ryhl lead the team at NJORD Law Firm, which represents brand owners in the protection and enforcement of IP rights and is prominent in the life sciences space. Clausen is noted for his expertise in counterfeit and passing off cases, as well as copyright infringement matters in the music and film industries, while Rhyl specialises in life sciences regulations and IP litigation relating to EU-wide law. Malene Fagerberg left the group in mid-2020 to a DPO position.
Commercial law firm NJORD is recommended for soft IP work. The firm has a trade mark filing practice. The key practitioners in the firm are Jeppe Brograard Clausen, Peter Gustav Olson, Frank Jørgensen. Clausen and Olson are highly recommended. A notable junior practitioner to watch is Emelie Svensson, a lawyer who is experienced in trade mark portfolio management.
Nothing is off limits for the experienced troop at NJORD. Rights are registered flawlessly by a firm considered one of the most prolific filers in the European Union; portfolios are handled efficiently; and infringements are nipped firmly in the bud. It also excels in anti-counterfeiting actions: indeed, Frank Jørgensen serves as the official local partner to REACT in both Denmark and Norway. Technology and automotive industries are his strong suits. “A point of reference in the fashion and luxury goods sector”, Jeppe Brogaard Clausen is a consummate litigator and percipient counsellor. Having filed thousands of marks in his time, Peter Gustav Olson has developed a specialist skillset, particularly in defending companies against tactical cancellation actions designed to impede enforcement of their marks. He also represents the interests of US parties in Denmark, where he “has a great grasp of rules and procedures as well as a loyalfollowing”.
“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.“
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.