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    DK
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    UTC/GMT +01:00
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    Danish krone (DKK)

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, it is necessary to provide the Danish Patent Office with:
- name and address of the applicant and designer;
- reproductions illustrating the design and, where applicable, a specimen of the design;
- an indication of classes comprising the product according to the Locarno Agreement;
- product specification;
- priority details, if any; and
- name and address of the agent as well as a Power of Attorney.

  • Multiple design application

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

  • Validity term

The total term of design patent validity in Denmark is 25 years, provided it is renewed every five years.

  • Power of Attorney requirements

An original of Power of Attorney should be provided at the time of filing a design application in Denmark.

  • Priority document

Submission of the priority document is not required when filing a design application in Denmark; however, information about the priority application should be provided.

  • 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 foreigners, it is necessary to perform an industrial design prosecution in Denmark through a local agent, a registered Danish trademark attorney.

  •  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 08.01.2019
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Danish IP Laws

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