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The life sciences and health care industry is seeing an increased and more complex regulation of its activities and services. Payment of considerable research and development costs often presumes effectively obtaining and executing the rights related to the products and services being developed. New technologies allow the development of completely new products and services while increasing the risk that the existing business foundation is being disrupted. These and other factors pose great demands on the adaptability of the industry.

Bech-Bruun's life sciences team is composed in such a way that it allows us to offer our clients legal and strategic expert advice in the areas where the life sciences industry and investors need it. 

Our size and industry experience allows us to provide legal advice for many Danish and non-Danish pharmaceutical and biotech enterprises, medical device companies and venture funds and others who want to invest in or acquire life sciences enterprises. We also advise CMOs, CROs and a vast number of pharmacies and chains of pharmacies.

Our advisory services include:

  • Market Access
  • Enforcement of intellectual property rights, for instance patents, and supplementary protection certificates
  • Marketing/Compliance
  • Data Protection
  • Clinical testing, including GCP
  • Development and manufacturing of pharmaceuticals, including GMP
  • Distribution of pharmaceuticals, including GDP
  • Industry interaction with authorities, the Medicine Council, Amgros and health care professionals
  • License, research and development agreements
  • Regulatory issues concerning pharmaceuticals, medical devices, cosmetics and foods
  • Product liability
  • Procurement law
  • Raising capital and IPOs
  • Danish and EU competition law
  • International taxation.

Life Sciences are our great passion. Our passion, expertise, availability and number of dedicated life sciences lawyers ensure our clients a technological, legal and commercial understanding that is unique in the Danish law industry.

We know the industry, including the political and administrative decision level, which allows us to optimise your positioning and ensure you the best possible solution for a technological, legal or commercial issue.

We are there for you, for your business and the other stakeholders with whom you need to interact.

As a natural element in our advisory services for Life Sciences enterprises we draw on the experts in other Bech-Bruun practice groups, for instance our colleagues in Data Protection, EU & Competition, Intellectual Property, M&A and Corporate Matters, Labour and Employment Law, and our experts in the areas of tax, product liability and capital and securities market.

 


Life Science

Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for
Well-respected team best known for handling contentious and non-contentious trade mark matters, including anti-counterfeiting of products and franchise agreements. Frequently acts on patent infringement cases, as well as providing strategic and transactional patent advice. Also active in the copyright area, as well as handling large data protection and compliance projects. Offers considerable expertise in the life sciences sector and represents pharmaceutical companies as well as many notable brands from other sectors. Experienced in mandates involving international elements.

Strengths
One client enthuses: "Bech-Bruun’s IP department is second to none in Denmark. It has an impressive team of legal experts who are ready for any task. We especially appreciate their pragmatic, commercial mindset and outstanding expert knowledge."

Another source describes the practitioners as "very flexible and able to help with cross-border matters in the Nordics."

Work highlights
Advised Hedensted on litigation proceedings against Jasopels concerning the validity and infringement of its patents.

Notable practitioners
Christian Vinding Thomsen primarily advises clients in the life sciences and healthcare sectors. He is recognised for his regulatory and compliance activities. Clients state that he is "knowledgeable, proactive, flexible, attentive and accessible."

Claus Barrett Christiansen specialises in trade mark and design law and advised Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein on trade mark enforcement strategy. Sources consider him a "skilled trade mark litigator" who has a "large portfolio in trade marks."

Dan Bjerg Geary enters the rankings due to strong client feedback. He focuses on litigation, disputes and trade mark infringement cases. Clients observe that he is "always calm and acts on facts." Another source regards him as a "very effective and highly skilled lawyer who delivers fast solutions."

Klaus Madsen is well versed in patent law and patent litigation. He acts on behalf of clients from the pharmaceutical and manufacturing sectors. Sources praise him for being "very strong in patents."

Martin Dræbye Gantzhorn is active in the life sciences sector. He advises on litigation strategy, patent and regulatory cases. Clients consider him a "very skilled, capable and well connected" practitioner who is able to "come up with good ideas and solutions."

The core expertise of Mikkel Friis Rossa lies in IPR, data protection and marketing law. Clients endorse him for his "strong commercial mindset" and for being "straight to the point." Friis Rossa is also praised for being "able to simplify very complex legal solutions."

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Christian Vinding Thomsen primarily advises clients in the life sciences and healthcare sectors. He is recognised for his regulatory and compliance activities. Clients state that he is "knowledgeable, proactive, flexible, attentive and accessible."

Claus Barrett Christiansen specialises in trade mark and design law and advised Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein on trade mark enforcement strategy. Sources consider him a "skilled trade mark litigator" who has a "large portfolio in trade marks."

Dan Bjerg Geary enters the rankings due to strong client feedback. He focuses on litigation, disputes and trade mark infringement cases. Clients observe that he is "always calm and acts on facts." Another source regards him as a "very effective and highly skilled lawyer who delivers fast solutions."

Klaus Madsen is well versed in patent law and patent litigation. He acts on behalf of clients from the pharmaceutical and manufacturing sectors. Sources praise him for being "very strong in patents."

Martin Dræbye Gantzhorn is active in the life sciences sector. He advises on litigation strategy, patent and regulatory cases. Clients consider him a "very skilled, capable and well connected" practitioner who is able to "come up with good ideas and solutions."

The core expertise of Mikkel Friis Rossa lies in IPR, data protection and marketing law. Clients endorse him for his "strong commercial mindset" and for being "straight to the point." Friis Rossa is also praised for being "able to simplify very complex legal solutions."

Intellectual Property

Ranked: tier 1

Bech-Bruun runs the gamut of IP matters with 'an in-depth knowledge of the life sciences sector'. IP litigator Claus Barrett Christiansen jointly leads the team and assisted a number of well-known clothing company with investigations into the sale and distribution of counterfeit goods. Clients single out fellow practice head Martin Draebye Gantzhorn as 'very knowledgeable about life sciences and IP' with 'a great network of other specialists in those areas'. Other key names include patent litigator Klaus Ewald Madsen, who represented Hedensted Gruppen in a patent infringement dispute against Jasopels relating to apparatuses and methods for the treatment of mink furs; life sciences specialist Christian Vinding Thomsen, and litigation and licensing expert Dan Bjerg Geary.

Legal 500, Intellectual property

IP Stars

Patent Editorial

  • Tier 1

Trade Mark contentious

  • Tier 1

Copyright & related rights

  • Tier 2

Trademark prosecution

  • Highly recommended

WTR 1000

Assisting both start-ups and established companies, IP powerhouse Bech-Bruun goes the extra mile with its all-encompassing trademark protection. Uniquely positioned on the market, the firm has a desk in Shanghai, which is a boon to clients in Asia that require guidance on their Danish operations and vice-versa. Commander of the unit Claus Barrett Christiansen is “a solution-oriented professional with a fantastic business sense”. “He is a skilled adviser and always places himself in his clients’ shoes and adjusts his communication accordingly.” The hard-hitting litigator has myriad experience before European and domestic courts and deftly handles over 30,000 trademarks for an extensive list of high-flying clients, some of which include ECCO and Philip Morris..

WTR 1000, 2019


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