Anabella Stoica from MAQS Law Firm, Copenhagen has won the Danish national final of Nordic Intellectual Property (NIP) moot court. MAQS’ associate Malene Fagerberg Rosendahl has been the external lecturer of the team. The national round was by the team found to be competitive. Mikkel Øskov Jensen also from MAQS Law Firm being part of one of the other teams amongst others ensured a good legal fight. Based on the team’s Statement of Claim and Statement of Defence the team qualified for the inte...Read more
A shipment of 2,5 tons of potential counterfeits of well-known trademarks has been seized in the Copenhagen Airport the last week of October 2010.
The value of the goods is estimated to be several million Danish Kroner. Since they are luxury goods the potential but now averted sale at Christmas was huge.
MAQS assists companies such as Hermès, Prada, Gucci, Miu Miu and others in the matter in enforcing the rights of the trademark owners in Denmark. The enforcement shall be a joint...Read more
Merger in Malmoe and new partners in Copenhagen seal the status of MAQS as a Baltic Sea Region heavyweight law firm. In Sweden, the Malmoe office of Hamilton merges with MAQS Law Firm, and in Denmark 5 partners from Nordia joins MAQS Law Firm in Copenhagen.
The merger between MAQS Law Firm and Hamilton’s Malmoe office means that another 35 Swedish employees will join MAQS. Under a separate agreement, MAQS Law Firm in Copenhagen takes over fifteen employees from Nordia, specializing in...Read more
Attorney-at-law Jeppe Høyer Jørgensen, partner in MAQS Law Firm, has written another book in employment law. The book is published by the publishers Thomson Reuters and is entitled “The Employees´ Competitive Conduct – Duty of Loyalty and Sections 1 and 19 of the Danish Marketing Practices Act”. The book elucidates the non-contractual restrictions of competition for employees who wish to take employment or start competing business.
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In this issue, we will give you an update on the trademark scene in Europe as well as some groundbreaking trademark stories from our own world. Important changes are taking place in Europe which concern trademark owners, including changes in the OHIM procedure, changes due to the aftermath of the European Court of Justice’s rulings concerning keyword advertising, and developments in CTM case law.
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Newsletter Employment law – The Employment Contract
It follows from the Employment Act, that the employer has a duty to ensure that all employees receive an employment contract or other written confirmation, which contains all the essential conditions of the employment. In this newsletter we focus on the requirements of the employment contract and the latest case law which indicates a tightening of the requirements and an increase in compensation level, if the requirements are not met....Read more
Early Meeting 27th September - Protection of International Property Rights in China
In just 5 years, the Danish trade with China has doubled, and China has grown to become a major trading partner for Danish industry - and Life Science industry is no exception. China is also the world's largest producer of counterfeit goods and Danish life science companies must therefore be aware of protecting their intellectual property rights in China. Dr. Yin Shenmin, partner in CN-KnowHow, has been...Read more
In a case brought before the District Court in Oslo, Norway, in which Giorgio Armani and The Coca-Cola Company had taken out a summon against a Norwegian retailer, importing large amounts of sunglasses and toys looking confusingly similar to trademarks owned by Giorgio Armani and the Coca-Cola Company, MAQS Law Firm Copenhagen just received a judgement of default.Read more
Danish companies lose sales and use large amounts of money on lawsuits because of domain parasites. New rules in this area will alleviate this.
With effect from 1st July new rules will be introduced whereby registrants - typically trademark owners - can permanently block typosquattede . dk domain names. Once the names are found typosquattede they are blocked and they are permanently removed from the list of registrable domain names. This saves the trademark owner for lost revenues, unn...Read more
Denmark is introducing a mechanism whereby trademark owners can permanently block typosquatted domain names. Once the names have been blocked, they are effectively removed from the pool of registrable names, without the trademark owner having to register and renew them.Read more
Coty wins the 2010 Fashion & Luxury category at the annual Industry Awards organised by World Trademark Review at The Harvard Club of Boston.Read more
BGI, world leading genomics centre in Beijing, announces the establishment of European Headquarter in Copenhagen at the “Denmark – China Economic & Trade Cooperation Forum”. MAQS Law Firm has facilitated the agreement between BGI and the Danish authorities.Read more
Danish Industry, The Patent and Trademark Office and the Danish Anti-Counterfeiting Association holds seminar on the topic "Your values are worth protecting". The various remedies one as innovation and development company must be aware of in connection with the protection of products and names will be reviewed at the seminar.
Among the speakers at the seminar is Hanne Weywardt, Partner MAQS Law Firm, who is also board member of the Danish Anti-Counterfeiting Association.
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MAQS Law Firm has been granted the Client Choice Award 2010 issued by International Law Firm (ILO). MAQS Law Firm receives the award in the category Firm Winner for Denmark.Read more
In an opposition case between The Coca-Cola Company’s trademark KILDEVÆLD and Svaneke Bryghus’ trademark KLIPPEVÆLD, the Danish Patent and Trademark Office has, by their decision of 12 April 2010, concluded that the opposition filed by The Coca-Cola Company will be upheld and the registration for KLIPPEVÆLD shall be cancelled.Read more
For use for the tax return 2009, MAQS Law Firm has developed a mini guide which practical and briefly describes the main principles for the preparation of individual tax returns, including the most common conditions that should be investigated and reported. Individuals must file tax returns for 2009 to SKAT (The Danish tax office) at the latest by 2 May 2010 or the first July 2010 (self-employed and others and foreign income).
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On 26 March Business Career Fair is held at the University of Copenhagen and this time with MAQS Law Firm as a participant. At the fair you will find representatives from both ministries and the larger law firms. It is the first time MAQS Law Firm is participating and it is a direct extension of an increased focus on law students to attract and recruit the most qualified manpower. At the same time, MAQS Law Firm has experienced an increased interest among students for the business. Thus, It i...Read more
As part of the government's "Action Plan for Businesses Corporate Social Responsibility”, the Parliament passed on the 16th December 2008 "bill of amending the Danish Financial Statements Act (Statement of corporate social responsibility in large companies)". The intention of the Act is to encourage Danish companies to relate actively to their corporate social responsibility. This gives companies a number of legal and commercial challenges. These challenges are discussed in Anne Kathrine Erik...Read more
MAQS Law Firm has in corporation with the Publishing House Andersen published a business handbook on HR Law.
It is a unique working tool for everyone working with HR and employment law and is directed towards all types of undertakings. The handbook is describing all relevant and essential laws and rules relating to employment law, as well as frequent occurrences of employment related problems – all this is presented in a well-arranged and easily accessible form with schedules, illustr...Read more
In cooperation with the Danish Tax authorities and representatives from some of the big brand manufacturers, MAQS Law Firm is holding a number of seminars on counterfeiting and how to know the difference between fake and genuine branded products.Read more
MAQS Law Firm holds information session on 11 March at 8:30 to 10:30 and 16 March at 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the new Companies Act.
Enrolment can be done on firstname.lastname@example.org
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The new Company Law is expected to come into force on 1 March 2010.
The Company Law involves some significant changes and includes:
- Reduction of capital adequacy requirements
- Rights for shares and securities
- Self-financing and economic assistance,
- The Company’s acquisition of own shares
- Owner register and register of shareholders,
- Management organisation and composition
- New deadlines and
- Owner agreements.
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The 4th January 2010 the final parts of the new sick leave rules (rules on sick leave documentation for workers) entered into force.
In outline the new rules results in the following changes:
- The existing "medical certificate of incapacity for work" lapses
- A new type of declaration - an "opportunity declaration" – is introduced
- Obligation to hold an interview of sickness absence
- The employee can ask for a "retention plan"
- Possibility to ask for a...