Patenter og brugsmodeller

Vi er eksperter inden for:

  • Sager om patentkrænkelser og gyldighed
  • Aftaler om overdragelse af patenter
  • Knowhow- og teknologioverførselsaftaler
  • Patentlicensaftaler
  • Forsknings- og udviklingsaftaler
  • Patentstrategisk rådgivning.

Hvordan kan vi hjælpe?
Vores rådgivning er baseret på indgående forståelse af patentets tekniske forhold og på et stort kendskab til vores klienters forretningsområder og brancher.

Vi rådgiver danske og udenlandske virksomheder om alle forhold inden for patentretten og yder strategisk rådgivning i forhold til håndhævelse  og kommercialisering af patenter.

Vores klienter er både små og store virksomheder, der kommer fra vidt forskellige brancher. En stor del arbejder inden for tekniske områder så som elektronik, mekanik, lægemidler og bioteknologi.

Vi har stor erfaring med at føre rets- og voldgiftssager om gyldighed og krænkelser af patenter og brugsmodeller. Vi rådgiver også i sager om eksempelvis administrativ omprøvning ved patentmyndighederne.

Vi vil levere den bedst mulige rådgivning – både i og uden for Danmark. Derfor samarbejder vi med et stort globalt netværk af advokatvirksomheder, der bistår os, når vores klienter har behov for rådgivning om udenlandske forhold. Derudover deltager vi i en række danske og internationale netværk.

Udfordringer på området
Aldrig før har det været så vigtigt at beskytte og udnytte immaterielle rettigheder. Den teknologiske udvikling har øget risikoen for krænkelser af patenter og brugsmodeller verden over – og resultatet er ofte store økonomiske tab for de retsmæssige ejere.

Virksomheder må derfor beskytte og overvåge deres immaterielle rettigheder nøje, hvis de vil forblive konkurrencedygtige og sikre, at deres rettigheder kan følge med ved en eventuel virksomhedsoverdragelse.

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Vores ratings

Chambers and partners

Chambers Europe Rating 2016
-  Intellectual Property

What the team is known for Well-respected team best known for handling contentious medical patent cases. Additionally, assists with large data protection and compliance projects. Also active in the trade mark and copyright area, including anti-counterfeiting of products.  Represents pharmaceutical companies as well as many notable brands from other sectors. Boasts in-house EU law expertise.

Strengths The team is well regarded for its commercial capabilities. One client states: "It's excellent; it's commercial," adding that the team's advice is also strategic.

Another client notes the "relaxed and positive atmosphere."

Work highlights Represented Krka against Pfizer in a case relating to patent infringement that concerned Krka's medical product Pregabalin.

Assisted DSV with developing and implementing a data protection compliance programme across the entire group of companies. 

Significant clients Teva Pharmaceuticals, Louis Vuitton, Ford, eBay, Warner Bros.

Notable practitioners
Head of department Klaus Madsen has extensive experience in contentious pharmaceutical patent cases as well as in cases concerning IT and mechanical devices. He recently represented Krka in a patent case against Pfizer concerning the medicinal product Pregabalin.

Claus Barrett Christiansen is noted for his expertise in marketing and technology law and has represented clients in high-profile contentious cases relating to the interpretation of EU marketing law. He is also knowledgeable of EU trade mark and design regulations. 

Martin Dræbye Gantzhorn represents clients in conflicts relating to patents and utility models as well as assisting pharmaceutical and food sector clients with regulatory issues.

Christian Vinding Thomsen specialises in compliance and regulatory issues that apply to pharmaceutical and food products. He also assists with the transactional and commercial contracts related to IP rights.

Mikkel Friis Rossa enters the rankings this year on the back of strong market feedback. Clients describe him as "very commercial, straight to the point and solution-oriented." He advises on data protection compliance and has experience of handling large projects.

Chambers and Partners Europe, Intellectual Property

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Chambers Global Rating 2018
-  Intellectual property

Klaus Madsen frequently advises clients from the pharmaceutical sector on patent and life sciences law, and is a highly regarded patent litigator. He also acts on behalf of clients on marketing and design law matters.

Claus Barrett Christiansen was recently promoted to practice head of the IP team. He provides regular advice on trade mark, design and copyright law, with a focus on contentious matters. Sources agree that he is "an extremely knowledgeable, skilled and talented lawyer who has a practical understanding of the challenges in this field."

Martin Dræbye Gantzhorn is particularly active in the pharmaceutical sector, and is noted for advising clients from the pharmaceutical and food industries on patents and regulatory matters. He climbs the rankings this year on the basis of strong client feedback and is highly regarded by sources, who say: "He is very personable, and he really listens and understands the complexity of a situation. He has a good network which he uses to solve problems and he is very quick and responsive. He is engaged and active in this area, as well as enthusiastic and passionate, so you really get above and beyond."

Sources say Mikkel Friis Rossa "has built an impressive business in a very short space of time" due to his "can-do attitude and impressive business understanding." The same source adds that "he never overcomplicates or oversells, and his in-depth legal knowledge allows him to offer clear opinions and operational advice without any reservations." Rossa focuses on IPR, data protection and trade mark matters as well as marketing law.

Christian Vinding Thomsen focuses predominantly on the life sciences and pharmaceutical sector, advising on a mixture of IP, regulatory and compliance issues. Clients recognise him as someone who is "very strategic and experienced, and who provides valuable input."

Chambers and Partners Global, Intellectual Property

Bech-Bruun Recommended by Legal500

Legal500 Rating 2017
-  Intellectual property

Always within reach’, Bech-Bruun’s accessible team often represents clients in IP arbitration and litigation, as well as advising on compliance matters. Claus Barrett Christiansen successfully represented Rockwool in a design dispute with Papiruld before the Supreme Court. Clients recommend the ‘commercially mindedMikkel Friis Rossa, who specialises in IP contracts, strategy and data protection. Patent litigation expert Klaus Ewald Madsen leads the group.

Legal 500, Intellectual property

IPstar

Managing Intellectual Property - IP Stars, 2016
-  Intellectual Property

Patent Editorial 2017
Bech-Bruun is one of the top-tier firms for patent litigation in this jurisdiction. "We regard the overall service level as second to none. Response times continue to impress and make us feel highly valued as customers," says one client. The firm operates from offices in Copenhagen and Aarhus. Its standout patent litigator is Klaus Ewald Madsen. He is supported by lawyers such as Arly Carlquist, Mikkel Friis Rossa and Christian Vinding Thomsen, who advises on regulatory matters in the life science sector. One client regards IP transactions specialist Rossa as "an upcoming star" and admires his "to-the-point advice, can-do attitude and impressive business understanding". The firm welcomed Martin Dræbye Gantzhorn as partner in its life sciences and healthcare practice. "Martin is very sharp, you notice when you're up against him," says a rival. Johnny Petersen is a notable associate.

 

Trade Mark & Copyright Editorial 2017
Market commentators say Bech-Bruun is one of the best Danish law firms to instruct for trade mark disputes. The firm's trade mark prosecution practice has steadily grown over recent years under the leadership of soft IP litigator Claus Barrett Christiansen. According to one client, Christiansen delivers "excellent on-time work … with a great understanding of the client's needs". An opponent says Christiansen is "pleasant and extremely knowledgeable". Niels Andersen, Mikkel Friis Rossa and the "very clever" Arly Carlquist are among the partners who advise on copyright and technology-related IP matters including transactions. Rossa "never overcomplicates or oversells", according to one client who adds: "He offers clear opinions without the usual and dreadfully tiring reservations and qualifications." The client continues: "As a bonus, Mikkel's impressive response time and welcoming nature makes you always feel as his number one client."

IP litigator and franchising specialist Dan Bjerg Geary, who recently joined the firm as partner, has already started impressing clients with his "theoretical knowledge" and "pragmatic commercially-minded" advice. Copyright specialist Peer Petersen left the firm to head up Bird & Bird's IP practice in Denmark. Louise Mühlbach Breining and Inge Kirstine Skou are the rising stars to watch.

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