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Intellectual property protection in Denmark

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Denmark general info

Denmark, officially the Kingdom of Denmark, is a sovereign state in Northern Europe, located Southwest of Sweden, South of Norway, and bordered to the South by Germany. The Kingdom has two autonomous constituent countries in the north Atlantic Ocean, the Faroe Islands and Greenland. At 43,094 square kilometres, and a population of around 5.6 million inhabitants, Denmark consists of a peninsula, Jutland, and the Danish archipelago of 407 islands, of which around 70 are inhabited, characterised by flat, arable land and sandy coasts with little elevation and a temperate climate. The national language is Danish which is closely related to Swedish and Norwegian.


IP Legal Base in Denmark

The Consolidate Patents Act
The Consolidate Utility Models Act
The Consolidate Designs Act
The Consolidate Trademark Act
The Consolidate Act on Collective Marks
Protection of the Topographies of Semiconductor Products Act
The Consolidate Act on Copyright
The Consolidate Act on Plants


International organizations/agreements

Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances
Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled
Vienna Agreement Establishing an International Classification of the Figurative Elements of Marks
WIPO Copyright Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks
Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs
Patent Law Treaty
Trademark Law Treaty
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Micro-organisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure
Patent Cooperation Treaty
Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification
Locarno Agreement Establishing an International Classification for Industrial Designs
Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization
Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property.


Patent Office Contact Details

Danish Patent and Trademark Office
Helgeshøj Allé 81
2630 Taastrup
Phone: +45 43 50 80 00
Fax:  +45 43 50 80 01
Email: pvs@dkpto.dk


IP registration costs

Fees associated with registration of IP rights in Denmark are available in the fee calculator.


Brief summary is based on the information provided by PATRADE A/S on 08.01.2019
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Danish IP Laws