As part of the Danish business start-up week – week 46 – MAQS is participating actively in the development of Danish entrepreneurs.
In connection with the Danish Ministry of Business and Groth’s business start-up week, a team of very promising entrepreneurs has been selected, and during week 46 the team will be touring across Denmark to obtain inspiration, knowledge and advice. On Friday 17 November 2011, MAQS will welcome the entrepreneurs to participate in a workshop concerning thei...Read more
MAQS LAW FIRM is pleased to host a seminar 29 November about doing business in Denmark. The seminar is targeted at both companies who are already established in Denmark and companies who are planning to establish business in Denmark. Come into dialogue with legal experts and get inspiration for your own business for 2012.
We also have a guest speaker from Copenhagen Capacity. Jørgen Jessen, business development manager, will address the advantages of establishing business in Denmark.<...Read more
The European Court of Justice (the highest trademark/designs court in Europe) has rendered its first decision concerning two Registered Community Designs (RCD).
This came down in favor of the owner of the prior right, and thus reinforces the enforceability and value of the RCD in IP portfolios.
To the right, please find our Newsletter concerning this case.Read more
MAQS Law Firm invites you to a morning meeting on employment law in USA and Denmark.
Among others we will have a visit from Johan Lubbe who is a lawyer and Partner at Littler in New York with more than 825 lawyers working within employment law.
Read more in the invitation to the right (Danish only).Read more
MAQS Copenhagen is pleased to host and sponsor an exciting MARQUES seminar on design protection, October 27, 2011, from 16:00-18:30
For more information, please go to http://www.marques.org/Conferences/20111027/Default.asp
During the first half of 2011, the interest from Danish businesses looking to establish themselves in Sweden has increased.Read more
On behalf of Dansk-Fransk Handelsunion a conference will be held at CBS on 13 October 2011. The purpose of the conference is to focus on the differences between 4 key sectors in Denmark and France. Prominent speakers from both countries will be present. His Royal Highness Prince Henrik of Denmark will deliver the final speak. Participation is free.
For further information, please see invitation to the right.Read more
As of 1 September, Lars Pærregaard has been appointed new Associate Partner in the Real Estate & Construction group. Lars has previously worked at Plesner, and since 2005 he has advised clients within the field of real estate, primarily focusing on project development, transfer of commercial property, construction law and commercial lease law.
The appointment of Lars Pærregaard as Associate Partner will contribute to further strengthening MAQS’ position within the real estate and...Read more
The Lawyer European Awards are presented by one of the leading legal magazines in the UK. MAQS Law Firm is shortlisted in the category Law Firm of the Year: The Nordics. The Lawyer European Awards celebrate the most outstanding work in the industry over the previous 12 months. A panel of judges, including well travelled managing partners at private practice firms and in-house counsel at multinational companies, will aid the selection process.
The winners will be announced at the awards...Read more
MAQS succeeded as a party in a decision from the Danish Maritime and Commercial Court to make it clear that the proper venue in custom cases is the Danish Maritime and Commercial Court due to its specialised function as Community Trade Mark Court in Denmark. The Court further makes it clear that the proper venue in custom cases concerning violation of CTM trade marks, even if the Danish Trade Marks Act has not been cited, is the Danish Maritime and Commercial Court.
In the matter the...Read more
After having chaired the MARQUES Publications and Website Team for many years, Hanne Weywardt has recently been appointed Chair of the newly mergered MARQUES Communications and Membership Team.
For more information on MARQUES please see www.marques.org.Read more
MAQS Law Firm has advised Valora Holding AG, a listed Swiss company, in connection with the acquisition of Scandinavian Cosmetics AB (ScanCo).
ScanCo is the clear market leader among Sweden’s independent cosmetics distributors. The company’s 2010 sales amounted to more than DKK 460 million (€ 61 million). ScanCo’s product range encompasses many exclusive brands, including Max Factor, Hugo Boss, Lacoste, Gucci, Dolce Gabbana, Escada, Bvlgari, Clarins and many others.
Valora is...Read more
A shopkeeper was at the Eastern Division of the Danish High Court sentenced a historically severe sentence for selling counterfeit goods.
The case involves more than 18,000 counterfeits, including clothing, shoes, razor blades and perfumes which have been seized in various markets across the country.
The conviction is groundbreaking and the severest of its kind since the law was tightened in January 2009. The man was sentenced to six months imprisonment and deprivation of right...Read more
The Danish PTO has now received international recognition for its work to fight counterfeiting. This is done through the annual grant of Global Anti-Counterfeiting Awards in Paris and in the light of a recommendation from the Danish Anti-Counterfeiting (DACG) with Hanne Weywardt, partner MAQS Law Firm, as the initiator. Hanne Weywardt has for many years been one of the country's foremost actors in the fight against economic crime as piracy generates.
Read more in the attached press re...Read more
The annual Industry Awards organised by World Trademark Review was recently presented at the INTA Conference in San Francisco. For the third year in a row MAQS sponsored the Fashion & Luxury category.Read more
- The Pirate Bay case and new measures in the combat against counterfeiting
MAQS Law Firm has the pleasure of inviting you to a breakfast meeting on 16 June 2011 concerning copyright on the Internet, focussing on, among other things, the latest measures against counterfeiting and the famous Pirate Bay case.
The meeting will be attended by Monique Wadsted who represented the American film industry against The Pirate Bay, and also by Bente Skovgaard Kristensen, Head of Division of...Read more
Are you working in co-operation with a company located in the Baltic States or are you considering expanding your business to the Baltic States? What should be particularly taken into account on the Baltic market?
Join us at the “The Baltic States as a legal operational environment” seminar organized by Juridia and MAQS Law Firm to hear from the experts on the Baltic market and discuss the related issues.
Time: May 26, 2011, 12:30–4:30 p.m.
Place: Kansallissali, Aleksante...Read more
MAQS Law Firm in Denmark and Sweden has in collaboration with Skandia, Danske Bank, KPMG and Monopolet launched Öresundsnätverket, a network aiding businesses looking to establish themselves on either side of Öresund. Find out more at www.oresundsnetvarket.com and in our guide below re establishing business in Sweden.
Please note that the document is in Danish.
Firms in distress shall have better possibilities of survival and reconstruction instead of going bankrupt. With the possibility to start a reconstruction of the firm in distress at an earlier stage than previously, the creditors will hopefully be able to save more firms and consequently save a greater part of their outstanding amounts.
Therefore, on 25 June 2010, the Danish Parliament adopted some important amendments to the Bankruptcy Act, thereby introducing a number of new rules co...Read more
In Denmark we are experiencing a strong increase in cross-border acquisitions. The growth in this market seems steady and the shadow of the financial crisis has disappeared.
In the M&A team of MAQS Law Firm we have also seen a significant rise in very substantial international acquisitions. As a result, we have worked extensively with the most recent developments and changes within the areas of company legislation, various employment issues in transaction, data protection issues a...Read more
Each year, a number of legal works of reference rate law firms and lawyers all over the world. One of the most recognised is the Legal500 which has just published its latest rating of Danish law firms.
In this year's version MAQS has achieved a splendid position improving in three categories within Employment, Intellectual Property and Shipping & Transport. Further, Thomas Ryhl is highlighted as a "leading individual" within the EU & Competition field.
You can see the n...Read more
The Danish Government has introduced a bill concerning amendment of the Holidays with Pay Act with effect from 1 May 2011.
In general, the bill implies the following:
• The Danish Labour Market Holiday Fund will get an increased possibility of controlling the employers’ payments of non-used and time-barred claims for paid holidays, holiday allowance and holiday pay (random checks, payments of interest etc.).
• The employer’s possibility to regard a holiday as taken during...
MAQS Law Firm is once again winner of the International Law office (ILO) “Client Choice Awards” 2011 for Denmark. At the annual award event yesterday, ILO announced, that MAQS Law Firm had won the prize for being the most preferred law firm in Denmark in 2011.
This is not the first time. For two consecutive years, MAQS Law Firm has had the honour of having its clients value the firm’s legal service as being the best in Denmark, and MAQS Law Firm is, therefore, the proud winner of the C...Read more
MAQS Law Firm assists G-Star Hungary Kft in obtaining a large amount of damages. On 31 January 2011, Glostrup City Court pronounced its judgment in a case concerning sale of counterfeit T-shirts and caps at Ishøj Kræmmermarked (flea market) during the summer of 2009.
The defendant’s infringements consisted in selling counterfeit G-Star T-shirts and caps from his stand at Ishøj Kræmmermarked in August 2009. Trademarks belonging to G-Star were printed on various T-shirts and caps and the...Read more
The Association of Danish Law Firms convenes the course “Counterfeiting” in co-operation with the Public Prosecutor, National Court Administration and MAQS.
Hanne Weywardt, Partner in MAQS Law Firm, participates as educator in the light of MAQS’ several years of experience in counterfeit cases and particularly with the use of full range of enforcement options, in civil as well as criminal matters.
MAQS' contribution is especially the result of the successful collaboration with t...Read more
Copenhagen, 10 January 2011 - A great part of the law firm Nordia has joined MAQS Law Firm, and the new constellation then continues under the name of MAQS Law Firm.
The amalgamation of activities from Nordia strengthens the MAQS office in Copenhagen with further 15 employees, of these 9 lawyers, and MAQS in Copenhagen in this way comes to a total of 109 employees. Through the amalgamation, MAQS Law Firm will acquire an especially strong competence within i.a. life sciences and this w...Read more
On December 3rd 2010, The Copenhagen City Court pronounced its judgment in a case concerning the use of labels on smell-alike and look-alike perfumes.
The infringements consisted of the defendant labelling smell-alike and look-alike perfumes, thus making it easier for the consumer to identify the original perfumes, which the smell-alike and look-alike perfumes were imitating. The infringements had occurred on at least one open air market outside Copenhagen (August 2008), however, the d...Read more
Profboard Production ApS has claimed that Foodstation by Joseph Joseph infringed the design and marketing rights of Profboard. Profboard Production ApS filed for preliminary injunction against Joseph Joseph Ltd. and referred the matter to the Bailiffs Court in Copenhagen
Following two days in Court ultimo 2010, the Court found in favour of Joseph Joseph Ltd. on all grounds and decided that neither according to the Danish design law nor according to the Danish marketing law did there ex...Read more