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25 Apr 2019

Denmark Trademark Prosecution Firm of the Year and Norway Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year: Zacco

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25 Apr 2019

Denmark Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year: COPA Copenhagen Patents

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11 Apr 2019

Case highlights difficulty in establishing use-based rights in Denmark under new Trademark Act

Denmark’s amended Trademark Act came into force at the start of 2019, maintaining the possibility of establishing a trademark right through use - in particular, parties must be able to prove that such use is of more than local significance. This is something that caused difficulties in a recent case involving two similar restaurant marks. Read more

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11 Apr 2019

Case highlights difficulty in establishing use-based rights in Denmark under new Trademark Act

Denmark’s amended Trademark Act came into force at the start of 2019, maintaining the possibility of establishing a trademark right through use - in particular, parties must be able to prove that such use is of more than local significance. This is something that caused difficulties in a recent case involving two similar restaurant marks. Read more

23 Jan 2018

Payment solutions provider found to have infringed well-known Dankort logo

The Maritime and Commercial High Court has ruled in favour of Nets Denmark A/S, the owner of the well-known Dankort debit card, against Yourpay ApS, a payment solutions provider. Read more

16 Oct 2017

Checked pattern held to be well-known trademark

In an unusual trademark case concerning a blue-and-white checked pattern used on bed linen, the Danish Maritime and Commercial High Court has ruled in favour of Hästens Sengar AB, which sued the Nordicform group of companies for infringement. The court held that the pattern had acquired distinctiveness through use and the relevant consumers were expected to show a high degree of attention due to the character and price of Hästens beds. Read more

14 Jun 2017

High Court rules on scope of protection for reputed marks

The Danish Maritime and Commercial High Court has upheld an appeal board ruling on the scope of protection for the reputed trademark ECCO. It stated that the use of registered trademarks by a non-competing commercial foundation would not result in the unfair advantage of, or be detrimental to, the mark's repute. Read more

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23 Jan 2018

Payment solutions provider found to have infringed well-known Dankort logo

The Maritime and Commercial High Court has ruled in favour of Nets Denmark A/S, the owner of the well-known Dankort debit card, against Yourpay ApS, a payment solutions provider. Read more

11 Dec 2017

Protecting and enforcing design rights: Denmark

As Denmark is an EU member state, the laws governing design protection in Denmark have largely been harmonised with and are similar to those in the rest of the European Union. However, there are key differences. Read more

16 Oct 2017

Checked pattern held to be well-known trademark

In an unusual trademark case concerning a blue-and-white checked pattern used on bed linen, the Danish Maritime and Commercial High Court has ruled in favour of Hästens Sengar AB, which sued the Nordicform group of companies for infringement. The court held that the pattern had acquired distinctiveness through use and the relevant consumers were expected to show a high degree of attention due to the character and price of Hästens beds. Read more

14 Jun 2017

High Court rules on scope of protection for reputed marks

The Danish Maritime and Commercial High Court has upheld an appeal board ruling on the scope of protection for the reputed trademark ECCO. It stated that the use of registered trademarks by a non-competing commercial foundation would not result in the unfair advantage of, or be detrimental to, the mark's repute. Read more

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