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Industrial Design registration in Denmark

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  • Design fees

Fees associated with filing industrial design application in Denmark as well as other design fees are available in the fee calculator.

  • The term for filing the design applications in Denmark

The term for filing the Danish design applications claiming priority is six months from the priority date.

  • Minimum filing documents in Denmark

To obtain a filing date, a design application in Danmark must contain:
- name and address of the applicant and designer;
- reproductions illustrating the design and, where applicable, a specimen of the design;
- colour indication, if design is to be registered in colours;
- product specification/Locarno class;
- priority details, if any.

  • Multiple design application

Design application in Denmark may cover several designs provided they belong to the same class of the Locarno classification.

  • Validity term

A Danish design registration can remain valid for a total term of 25 years, subject to renewal every five years. However, for spare parts, the term of validity is limited to 15 years.

  • Power of Attorney requirements

A scanned copy of a simply signed Power of Attorney suffices; no legalization or notarization is necessary. When the appointed representative is duly recognized and listed by the Danish Patent and Trade Marks Office, submission of a Power of Attorney to the DKPTO is unnecessary.

  • Priority document

To establish a valid priority claim, details concerning the priority application must be furnished at the time of filing. The submission of a priority document is not obligatory.

  • Examination of a design application in Denmark

There is no substantive examination procedure stipulated for design applications in Denmark.

  • Grace period

A 12 months novelty grace period is stipulated before filing an application.

  • Grant and maintenance fees

There are no official issuance fees to pay. The first renewal fees must be paid within five years from the application date.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

For foreign applicants residing outside Denmark, it is recommended to appoint a Danish design attorney to perform design prosecution in Denmark.

  •  Notes

1. Online Search databases: Danish Designs, Community Designs (EUIPO), International Designs.
2. The Industrial design protection in Denmark may also be obtained via Community Design registration.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by PATRADE A/S on 11.03.2024
Please contact us if the above information is not in conformity with Danish IP Laws