Denmark

Please contact our Dutch-office for more information about our services in Denmark:

React Netherlands
Amstelveenseweg 864
1081 JM Amsterdam
The Netherlands
T +31 20 6406363
Contact: Mr Bjorn Grootswagers
bgrootswagers@react.org


The cases in Denmark are handled by our office in the Netherlands in cooperation with our local partner NJORD Law Firm, a specialized IP firm. Denmark has great focus on fighting counterfeits and has adopted the simplified procedure. This allows a swift procedure even if the importer does not respond to the notification from the rights holder on possible counterfeit products. In spite of Denmark being a smaller market, the Danish customs have ceased an increasingly number of counterfeit goods over the last years. Our local partner has also very good contacts with other local authorities and they have a very proactive approach in protecting our member’s IP-rights including civil enforcement.

Our services in Denmark

  • Amicable settlements and/or negotiation settlement following Customs actions
  • Appearing in court hearings in criminal proceedings as witnesses or experts
  • Desk research
  • Drafting and filing of criminal complaints
  • Drafting and filing of expert reports, affidavits and written witness statements
  • Filing Customs applications
  • Follow up Customs/Police cases (C&D letters, negotiations, settlement drafting)
  • Handling court proceedings (appeals and civil claims)
  • Informing Customs officers on brand details
  • Organize and assist the police and relevant authorities in market raids
  • Organize inspections and investigations of markets, shops and events
  • Organize test purchases
  • Organizing the transportation, storage, destruction and, wherever possible, the recycling of counterfeit products
  • Organizing training sessions and information meetings for Police, Customs and/or Trade Inspection authorities
  • Preparing and submitting civil actions (including C&D letters)
  • Simplified procedure

Country Procedures

  • Customs application is not mandatory but still very much advisable
  • If Customs acts ex officio, an application for action must be filed within 4 days
  • Customs application is valid for one year
  • Deadline for response to Customs notification of detention is 10 working days (extendable once) with application for action (3 working days for perishable goods), 4 working days for ex officio actions
  • Deadline for importer to respond to seizure is 10 working days (extendable for a further 10 working days)
  • Public prosecutor is tasked with taking criminal action against infringers
  • Criminal law remedies available: imprisonment, fines, criminal forfeiture and destruction of counterfeits, closure of premises, disqualification from commercial activities
  • Malicious intent of fraud is required for criminal liability
  • Ex parte orders available (unilateral summary proceedings and anti-counterfeit seizure for example)
  • Damages must be substantiated or can be determined in fairness.