Trademarks and Design
Challenges and requirements
In a world where commercial growth and competitiveness depends on research, knowledge and branding, businesses focus increasingly on the protection of their products and the pursuit of potential intellectual property infringements. This is reflected, among others, in the number of registered trademarks, which is at a record high. Businesses require highly specialised advice on how to protect their rights in the best possible manner - both in Denmark and abroad - and on how to deal with potential infringements.
How we can help
We have longstanding and extensive experience in advising both small entrepreneurial businesses and multinational groups on the establishment and protection of trademark rights, domain names and designs. Portfolio management is another of our strengths.
In addition, we conduct a significant number of preliminary injunction and search order proceedings as well as infringement and invalidity proceedings in relation to trademarks and designs, including appeals before the Danish Complaints Board for Domain Names as well as international complaints boards.
As an integrated part of our advisory services, we have a separate trademark team with many years of experience in registering and protecting trademarks and domain names.
The need for legal services within this field often crosses country borders. When the particular circumstances require legal advice from foreign jurisdictions, we draw on our extensive network of highly-qualified specialists across the globe.
We thereby ensure that our clients are offered fast, efficient and high-quality legal advice in Denmark and abroad.
Bech-Bruun has a well established electronic monitoring program for trademarks and domain names. We provide the legal assessment of the surveillance outcome.
If you have questions about the program, please feel free to contact Head of Trade Marks, Lisbet Andersen.
Our advice encompasses, among others
• Pre-filing investigations
• Watch services
• Opposition and cancellations
• Brand protection
• National, international and European Community registrations
• Portfolio management
• Licence agreements
• Trademark infringement
• Domain names