DKPTO works on securing an efficient system for protection of IP rights at reasonable costs.
Some legislative initiatives can be carried through by changing national law only, but IP legislation is to a large extent based on internation law. Through active participation in international IPR forums and cooperations, we contribute to shaping the IPR legislation, so the interests of the Danish businesses are taken into account. We also work to ensure a quick and smooth implementation into the Danish legislation. As an example the changes to the European Patent Convention was implemented in the Danish legislation in June 2006 through a change in the Danish Patent Act and after approval by the qualified majority of the Danish Parliament which the Danish Constitution dictates.
On these pages you can find:
The Danish legislation on:
PatentsThe Consolidate Secret Patents Act
Consolidate Act No. 107 of 24 January 2012 (pdf)
The Consolidate Employees’ Inventions Act
Consolidate Act No. 104 of 24 January 2012 (pdf)
Order No. 25 of 18 January 2013 (pdf)
Other legislationOrder on Reference of Certain Rights to the Patent and Trademark Office
Patent Prosecution Highways (PPH)
Patent Prosecution Highways (PPH) is an initiative that allows you to choose a much speedier processing of your patent application if another patent office has already performed a search and examination for the same invention.
>> Read more about PPH.
Nordic Patent Institute
NPI offers the following services:
- International Searching Authority and Preliminary Examination Authority under the PCT system for residents of the contracting states
- International Type Searches in connection with national patent applications
- Supplementary International Searches
- Searches for other patent authorities and private customers.
>> More information about NPI
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