Denmark

IP STARS Reviews

Accura

Commercial law firm Accura is recommended for IP disputes and transactions work, especially in the life sciences sector. IP Star Morten Bruus, who can handle a range of IP issues, leads the firm’s IP practice. Bruus is supported by partners Dan Ermose and Christina Type Jardorf, who specialises in soft IP work. Another notable lawyer is Christoffer Ege Andersen, who is rated as a Rising Star.

aera

Aera was set up in 2018 by four European patent attorneys who previously worked for well-established IP firms in the market. The firm has drafting and prosecution expertise in technical fields such as life sciences, medical devices and electronics. The key European patent attorneys in the firm are Nicka Kirstejn, Per Larsen, Hanane Fathi Roswall and Anders Sandgaard. The firm is looking to further expand its team and practice, and it is an IP firm to watch in this market.

AWA

AWA is one of the leading IP firms in the Scandinavian region for IP rights protection and portfolio management. It also has a team of lawyers for contentious and non-contentious legal advice. IP lawyer Thor Mosaker is the firm's CEO. The firm expanded over the past few years by hiring new IP practitioners; integrating a domain names service into its trade mark offering; and acquiring IP firm Pronovem in June 2019. Pronovem has offices in Belgium, the Netherlands and Switzerland. Following the acquisition, Pronovem's European patent and trade mark attorney Joëlle Van Malderen was appointed as the head of the firm's Benelux operations. Van Malderen is based in Belgium.

The firm has experienced patent attorneys in Denmark to advise on patent matters in major technical fields such as life sciences, mechanics and chemistry. European patent attorney Sidsel Hauge oversees its Danish patent practice while soft IP practitioner Anette Rasmussen leads the trade mark practice and the legal arm, AWA Law.

The experienced senior patent practitioners in the practice include Vibeke Warberg Rohde, Mikkel Roed Trier, Lasse Henze, Eva Carlsson and Michael Bech Sommer. For trade marks, clients have practitioners like Claus Marcussen. Technology specialist Matthew Baines is among the practitioners to watch.

Budde Schou

Budde Schou is one of the oldest IP firms in Denmark. The firm is recommended for patent protection and litigation support work. The notable technical fields covered by its patent attorneys are biotechnology, chemistry, electronics, and mechanics. European patent attorneys Steen Wadskov-Hansen, Brian Jeppesen and Henriette A Damsgaard are the leaders in the firm. Anette Tofteng is a key European trade mark attorney in the firm.

Chas Hude

Chas Hude is recommended for IP protection and portfolio management work. The firm has patent attorneys with expertise in technical fields such as biotechnology and chemistry and a team of lawyers for trade mark protection work. The firm is led by CEO Michael Madsen. Biomedical engineering specialist Bianca Bothmann and chemistry specialist Bo Stenhuus are key European patent attorneys in the firm. David Würgler leads the firm’s legal and trade mark department, with support from lawyers such as Sandur Torne Lassen. The partners are supported by a team of administrative staff and junior IP attorneys.

Gorrissen Federspiel

Gorrissen Federspiel is recommended for IP disputes, IP transactions and competition law advice. It also has an active brand protection practice.

Its IP practice is headed by Lasse Søndergaard Christensen. A lawyer in the practice for patent instructions is Kenneth Kvistgaard-Aaholm. Christensen and Kvistgaard-Aaholm lead on contentious trade mark instructions at the firm. The team also benefits from the knowledge of IP practitioners Hanne Kirk and Kathrine Spinner Madsen. Søren Høgh Thomsen is one of the transactions specialists in the firm. Copyright specialist Jesper Madsen, David Telyas and Lars Segato are experienced in soft IP work. The partners have a large team of support staff and junior lawyers such as rising stars Allan Christensen and Frederik Kromann Jespersen.

Inspicos

Inspicos is highly recommended for patent protection and litigation support work. The firm has notable technical expertise in life sciences, chemistry, and mechanics. Its CEO is European patent attorney Peter Koefoed, who specialises in biotechnology work. Koefoed is supported by experienced patent attorneys such as Jakob Pade Frederiksen, Peter Hertling, Ulla Klinge and Christa Theil. Edward Farrington and Martin Lorentzen are practitioners to watch.

Plougmann Vingtoft

Plougmann Vingtoft is a well-known Danish IP firm with operations in Oslo, Munich and Madrid. The firm is highly recommended for patent protection work, with expertise in technical fields such as life sciences, chemistry and mechanics. The firm’s trade mark practice is led by European trade mark attorney Ellen Breddam, who is supported by trade mark attorneys such as Henriette V Rasch.

Kim Wagner, Peter Sørensen, Michael Friis Sørensen, Per Jørgen Nygreen and Katja Sørensen are among the experienced European patent attorneys for patent prosecution and portfolio management work. Wagner is well known for his patent oppositions and appeals work. Other notable patent practitioners include Christian L Christiansen and Jan Mondrup Pedersen. Jakob Schwalbe Lohmann is a practitioner to watch in the patent practice. 

Zacco

Zacco is a well-established IP firm in Scandinavia. It has experienced patent attorneys to cover several technical fields, and they are also active in litigation support work. The firm is also highly recommended for trade mark protection and portfolio management. There are lawyers in the firm for IP legal advice and disputes. Patent attorney Hans Christian Nielsen serves as the firm's Chief Operating Officer and regional director of its operations in Denmark and Sweden South. Nielsen is supported by other patent leaders such as Camilla Rendal Nielsen and Thomas Sundien.