Patentgruppen provides counselling on all matters of IPR (Intellectual Property Rights), i.e. on all matters relating to patents, utility models and designs. Patentgruppen wants to simplify the client’s ways to protect his business, products and innovation through a proactive and strategic approach to IPR. By working as a team, we will let you exploit our expertise both as regards IPR and technical knowledge. We will work as a team not only internally in Patentgruppen but also with our clients. No matter who you are or which requirements you have for either technical counselling or IPR knowledge, we will proactively match your needs. We see ourselves as an important partner to our clients, and we take pride in the job, we do.

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Patentgruppen provides counselling on all aspects of IPR (Intellectual Property Rights), i.e. on all matters relating to patents, utility models and designs. In other words, we assist our clients in obtaining and maintaining  worldwide exclusive rights.

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Brexit: Does this affect your EU community design?

As you know, the UK is leaving the EU at the end of the transition period (1 January 2021) meaning that registered Community designs (RCDs), unregistered Community designs (UCDs), will no longer be valid in the UK.

However, we are pleased to inform you that a UK design registration will be automatically created by the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) for each of your European Community design registration(s) which are registered on or before 1 January 2021 to ensure that your design rights are preserved in the UK. Your EU design registration will continue unaffected by this.
In the future, to protect new designs in the UK, it will be necessary to file design registrations either directly in the UK or as a designation of UK in an international design application under the Hague-agreement. We will be happy to assist either way.

Patents and patent applications goes free. They are only affected with regard to minor formalities for some applicants, as the UK continue as a full member of the European Patent Organization (EPO), which is a non-EU cooperation.

If you have any questions about EU community design rights and Brexit do not hesitate to contact us!

New members at Patentgruppen

This summer and autumn we have been joined by two new members of our Team, Rune Bæksager Nielsen and Katrine Toppenberg.

Rune joined Patentgruppen as a Patent Attorney in June and he will be part of the attorney team in Aarhus. He holds a Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Aarhus University and a Ph.D. in advanced neuroimaging and image processing from Center of Functionally Integrative Neuroscience, Aarhus University 2018.  Before starting his career as a patent attorney earlier this year, Rune worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Aarhus University. Rune is particularly experienced with artificial intelligence, image processing and analysis, fluid dynamics, physics and medical engineering.

Katrine Toppenberg joined Patentgruppen as Receptionist and Marketing Support in October. She holds a AP degree in Marketing Management.