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

“Very sharp at getting to the point, and finding an exact pathway and strategy. Very quick at finding out my needs and building the case.” – Chambers and Partners Europe, 2015

“My impression is that the firm is friendly and positive, focused on client needs and receptive to clients’ ideas on doing business.” – Chambers and Partners Europe, 2015

Jeppe Brogaard Clausen ‘is very responsive and pragmatic, and understands my priorities and issues,’ according to one client. He is noted for his expertise in copyright and trade mark infringement litigation, and recently assisted BPI with a parallel import dispute. Hanne Weywardt has particular experience in trade mark and counterfeit issues, with expertise in the pharmaceutical, technology and retail industries. She recently represented Andersen & Nielsen in a copyright infringement case regarding a bathroom appliance.” – Chambers Global, 2015

“NJORD Law Firm’s Jeppe Brogaard Clausen’s group handles trade mark filings, anti-counterfeiting and other matters for clients such as Coca-Cola and Gucci. Thomas Ryhl and Miriam Michaelsen handle life sciences matters. Hanne Weywardt is also recommended.” – Legal 500, 2015

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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