Trademark application Denmark

Trademark registration Denmark

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What are the costs of a trademark registration in Denmark?

The costs of trademark registration in Denmark depend on the number of Nice classes that are relevant to the trademark. Most marks need 1 to 3 classes, but it is possible to get  protection in all of classes 1 through 45 of the Nice classification.


How do you get a trademark registration in Denmark?

The rights to a trademark are given in Denmark to whoever uses it first in Danish territory. Although registering a trademark in Denmark is not mandatory, it is recommended to prove clear ownership in this way. This prevents possible conflicts and infringement by third parties. You do not have to have a trademark in use in the country when you register a trademark in Denmark. However, this makes being able to demonstrate distinctiveness a lot easier.


Is a registered trademark in Denmark valid in Greenland and the Faroe Islands?

If you want to apply for the rights to a trademark in Denmark, you can do so at the DKPTO, the Danish Patent and Trademark Office. Registered brand names are not only valid in Denmark itself, but also in Greenland and the Faroe Islands. Since these territories do not have trademark offices themselves, registering a trademark in Denmark is the only way to obtain protection there as well.


What kind of trademarks can you register in Denmark?

A trademark can consist of many different elements, but also of a combination thereof. The most common brand is a word mark. A word mark is anything that can be written with normal letters and punctuation marks. Brands with a figurative shape, also called logos, are also often used. Furthermore, shapes, patterns, colors, sounds, movements and multimedia brands are also examples of brands that you can capture in Denmark.


Registering a combined trademark in Denmark

As mentioned, a brand can consist of various elements. If you, as an entrepreneur, want to register a trademark in Denmark that consists of both a word element and a figurative element, then the exclusive right that you acquire with it only applies to this specific combination. This means that this trademark is protected as a whole, but the individual elements are not. In practice, this means that someone else could use these separate elements.

Do you want to be able to prevent the use of these separate elements by third parties? Then it is best to register each separate element of the brand separately in Denmark. Entrepreneurs who do not do this can only object to their use by third parties if they offer the same or very similar products or services. The objection you make is based on confusing resemblance. The success of your objection depends on the situation and cannot be estimated in advance.


What requirements must a trademark meet?

If you want to apply for trademark protection in Denmark, you have to take into account that it must meet various requirements. For example, your brand must be sufficiently distinctive. In other words, it should not be too similar to other brands to avoid confusion for consumers. A brand must also contain more words than just the description of your product or service. For example, only adjectives are not accepted. If you intend to use an official state symbol, you must obtain express permission for this.

Finally, you may of course never register a brand name in Denmark that misleads the consumer. Consider, for example, a product with a brand name that contains the word “tea”, when you are actually selling another drink.


What are the steps of the trademark application process in Denmark?

If you have successfully registered a trademark in Denmark, your trademark will be even easier for consumers to recognize and you will acquire exclusive rights to it. It usually takes between eight and twelve weeks to process your application. When the DKPTO receives an application, experts assess whether it meets all legal requirements. After this formal assessment, the brand is tested in terms of content and then published in the Danish Trademarks Gazette (Dansk Varemærketidende). Third parties then have two months to object.


How long is a trademark valid in Denmark?

Registered trademarks are valid for ten years in Denmark. This period starts on the application date and can be extended indefinitely, each time for a period of ten years. You can request the extension in the last six months of the current period, or during the six-month grace period after its end date. In the latter case, you pay higher costs for your extension. In Denmark it is important not to leave your trademark unused for more than five years after registration to avoid the risk of cancellation due to inactivity.


European and International Registration

Since Denmark is a member of the European Union, it is also possible to register a trademark in Denmark at the European level. You then turn to the EUIPO, which – if your trademark is approved – gives you protection in all 27 countries of the European Union. However, the protection does not apply in Greenland and the Faroe Islands. Denmark is also a member of the Madrid Protocol. This means that international expansion via the Madrid System is also possible.

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