Gorrissen Federspiel is ranked in tier 1 of the patent and trade mark/copyright contentious tables. It is a strong full-service law firm with manpower and impressive clientele. The 31-strong IP & Technology Practice Group attracts leading mandates across Copenhagen and Aarhus. It also hires a small number of trade mark and design attorneys and so is one of the larger prosecution practices among the big Danish law firms. "Gorrissen [Federspiel] is a renowned law firm in Denmark. It's big on trade marks and has done a lot of work for Teva," one partner says.
In copyright matters, Janne Glæsel advised Warner Bros and Shadowdark productions in a key injunction litigation case concerning Tim Burton's film Dark Shadows. The copyright owner of the Dam Trolls unsuccessfully tried to get an injunction prohibiting the marketing, distribution and showing of the film because the troll dolls briefly appeared in the film without prior consent. Glæsel also acted for Elite NYC and House of Scandinavian Care and successfully defended the Danish trade mark Elite New York in a case started by Elite Licensing Company in Paris.
The firm is also one of the largest franchise practices in Denmark and key clients of its IP group include Novo Nordisk, Vestas Wind Systems, eBay, Nestlé and Hewlett-Packard.