Denmark

  • International Country Code:

    DK
  • Time Zone:

    UTC/GMT +01:00
  • Currency:

    Danish krone (DKK)

Trademark registration in Denmark

Denmark
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  • Trademark fees

Fees associated with filing trademark applications in Denmark, as well as other trademark fees, are available in the fee calculator.

  • Multiple-class applications

Multiple-class trademark applications are possible in Denmark.

  • Minimum filing documents in Denmark

To obtain a filing date, it is necessary to provide the Danish Patent Office with:
- applicant’s name and address;
- exact reproduction of the trademark;
- list of goods and/or services in accordance with the international classification; and
- name and address of the agent as well as a Power of Attorney.

  • Requirements to the Power of Attorney

Legalisation or notarisation of the POA is not required. A scanned copy of the signed Power of Attorney is sufficient. It may be submitted after filing.

  • Priority document

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

  • Opposition period

The oppositions against trademark registration in Denmark must be filed within two months from publication of the application. The opposition procedure takes place before the registration.

  • Provisional Refusal

The response to the provisional refusal of an international registration in Denmark can be filed within 4 months from the date the Office issues the refusal. Requests to extend the 4-month time limit can be submitted with the Danish Patent and Trademark Office. The response can be submitted in any of the following languages: English, Danish, Swedish or Norwegian. It is recommended to appoint a local representative, Danish trademark attorney.

The Office does not provide for the revision of the provisional refusal. Appeals can be filed with the Danish Board of Appeals for Patents and Trademarks.

  • Grant, validity term and trademark renewal

No official grant fee is stipulated. As from January 1, 2019, trademarks in Denmark are valid for ten years from the filing date and may be renewed for ten-year periods. The 10-year validity term of the trademarks registered before January 1, 2019, is still counted from the registration date. The request for renewal shall be effected by payment of the prescribed fee to the Patent and Trademark Office within six months before the expiry of the registration period or within a six-month grace period.

  • Use requirement

Trademark in Denmark may be cancelled based on non-use if it has not been used within five years from the termination of the registration procedure.

  • Representation by a trademark attorney

For foreigners, it is necessary to perform trademark prosecution in Denmark through a local agent, a registered Danish trademark attorney.

  • Notes

1. Online Search Databases: Danish Trademarks, EU Trademarks, International Trademarks.
2. The Trademark protection in Denmark may also be obtained via European Union Trademark registration.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by PATRADE A/S on 06.03.2020
Please contact us if the above information is not in conformity with Danish IP Laws

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