NewsCase StudiesEvents

Intellectual Property in Denmark

Denmark

Intellectual Property in Denmark

Related forum posts

 

  1. Turkey

    Good evening,Hey everyone i am in a Global Business class and I am starting a venture in Turkey. I was thinking that a hair salon franchise would be the way to go because of all the tourism growth. Have any opinions on this matter? Thanks,Mindy

    Total Posts: 1 Last post by mmeaney4

  2. Which is the most peaceful country in the world?

    The 10 most peaceful countries1. Iceland2. Denmark3. Austria4. New Zealand5. Switzerland6. Finland7. Canada8. Japan9. Australia10. Czech RepublicYou should choose one of the 10 most peaceful countries to travel and work in the next time.For more details at: http://vnmanpower.com/en/blog.html

    Total Posts: 1 Last post by vietnam manpower

Intellectual Property in Denmark

Intellectual Property in Denmark is characterised as legal protection for commercially precious products of human intellect. There are, generally, three forms of IP in Denmark: patents, copyrights and trademarks. Although these articles are similar many some ways, they each have individual idiosyncrasies and definitions which make them unique. Perhaps most importantly, there is no physicality to intellectual property. If effectively safeguards an intangible idea or process.

Patents

Generally speaking, patents in Denmark are granted to inventors for inventions. These can include anything from machinery, tools, processes, chemicals, biotechnology, software, etc.

To qualify for a patent in Denmark, an inventor must invariably create something that is:

  • Of patentable matter
  • Unique to patentee
  • Merited and can be utilised
  • Innovative
  • Non-obvious

Under a patent in Denmark, the patentee reserves the right stop or limit others from utilising and trading the invention. Without explicit permission from the patentee, persons using the patent in any of these ways are infringing, and could be subjected to legal action.

Computer programmes and inventions without industrial application are not patentable. Nor are inventions that conflict with public order or morals. Even while a patent is pending, application fees are still payable, as well as search fees and annuities.

As registration is invariably a lengthy procedure. An inventor may, instead, favour applying for a certificate of usefulness, which is easier to acquire, although provides less protection: 6 years compared with 20. Patents may not be renewed.

Trademarks

Trademarks in Denmark are used to denote epithets, logos, symbols, slogans, etc, that are individual to a business and product. Fundamentally, the things that distinguish your product or service from a competitor's. Businesses understandably go to endless lengths to have control over their trademarks. Therefore, any persons found infringing upon them through unlawful use could be subject to legal action.

Famous examples of trademarks are Coca Cola and McDonald's.

Copyright

Copyright in Denmark gives someone to sell and reproduce a protected product, which is invariably printed work. Things like books, magazines, websites, photographs, music, film and art are common examples of copyrighted work. Copyright denotes five rights of the author, artist, etc: reproduction, distribution, adaptation, performance and display. Use of such materials or works without the explicit permission of the copyright holder is classed as infringement, and persons doing so could be subject to legal action.

Click here to Ask an Expert about Intellectual Property in Denmark

Organisations that can assist with Intellectual Property

    You are not logged in!

    Please login or register to ask our experts a question.

    Login now or register.