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Results: 4 Answers
Trademarks
3.
Registration procedure
3.1
Which governing body (ie, trademark office) controls the registration process?
 
Denmark
The Danish Patent and Trademark Office (DKPTO).

For more information about this answer please contact: Christina Type Jardorf from Accura Advokatpartnerselskab
3.2
What fees does the trademark office charge for an application, during prosecution and for issuance of a registration?
 
Denmark
The official trademark application fee is DKK2,000 for one class and DKK2,200 for two classes. Each additional class is subject to an additional fee of DKK600 per class. There are no additional mandatory fees during prosecution or upon issuance of a registration certificate; however, an applicant may pay DKK700 in order to receive a reasoned search report from the DKPTO.

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3.3
Does the trademark office use the Nice Classification scheme?
 
Denmark
Yes.

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3.4
Are ‘class-wide’ applications allowed, or must the applicant identify the specific goods or services for which the mark will be used?
 
Denmark
Protection is obtained for those goods and/or services indicated in the list of goods and services. Accordingly, it is necessary to identify the specific goods or services for which the mark will be used.

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3.5
Must an applicant have a bona fide intention to use the trademark for the goods or services identified in the application in order to apply for registration?
 
Denmark
No documentation of such intention is required; therefore, it is possible to file a trademark application without a bona fide intention to use the trademark.

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3.6
Does the trademark office perform relative examination of trademark applications (ie, searches for earlier conflicting marks)?
 
Denmark
Yes, and search results are provided to the applicant for information purposes. However, trademarks are not ex officio refused registration by the DKPTO on relative grounds.

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3.7
What types of examinations does the trademark office perform other than relative examination?
 
Denmark
In addition to checking the formal requirements relating to a trademark application, the DKPTO will examine the application on absolute grounds.

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3.8
Apart from confusion with a senior mark, descriptiveness and genericness, are there other grounds under which a mark is ineligible for registration, such as public policy reasons?
 
Denmark
Yes. The DKPTO also examines whether the mark:

  • is deceptive;
  • violates other laws, public order or morals;
  • includes a coat of arms or a national flag; or
  • is protected as a geographical indication.
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3.9
Is there a separate or supplemental register on which descriptive marks may be registered?
 
Denmark
No.

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3.10
Can a third party object to registration of a mark before the application has been published (eg, by letter of protest to the trademark office)?
 
Denmark
Yes.

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3.11
Must the applicant use the trademark commercially in order to obtain a registration?
 
Denmark
No.

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3.12
How much time does it typically take from filing an application to the first office action?
 
Denmark
Usually, approximately two months.

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3.13
How much time does it typically take from filing an application to publication?
 
Denmark
Approximately three to four months.

For more information about this answer please contact: Christina Type Jardorf from Accura Advokatpartnerselskab