Intellectual Property in Denmark

Overview by
National Organizations
The Committee of Normalization and Metrology is the body working out the laws of standardization and approval in Denmark. Consult also the Copyright Division. The purpose is to harmonize these standards with the European ones. The standard ISO 9000 is a factor of competitiveness, although it is optional.
Regional Organizations
European Patent office
International Membership
Member of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)
Signatory to the Paris Convention For the Protection of Intellectual Property
Membership to the TRIPS agreement - Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)

National Regulation and International Agreements

Type of property and law Validity International Agreements Signed
The Consolidate Patents Act; Publication of the Patents Act, cf. Consolidated Act No. 366 of June 9, 1998 as amended by Act No. 412 of May 31, 2000).
20 years
Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
Strasbourg agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification
Madrid agreement
Nice agreement
10 years Trademark Law Treaty
Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
The Danish Designs Act 1970 (Act No. 218 of 27th May 1970)
5 years renewable twice  
Consolidated Act No. 763 of June 30, 2006 on Copyright
5 years Berne convention
Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
Rome ConventionFor the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
WIPO Copyright Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty

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