When we receive a trademark application, we examine if the application meets all the legal requirements and is eligible for registration in relation to current law and practice. If we find formal deficiencies regarding your application, we will address these initially.
After the formal examination, we examine for absolute grounds and relative grounds. The examination of relative ground consist of a search for earlier confusingly similar trademarks with validity in Denmark (national rights, EU trademarks and international trademarks designating Denmark). As a service, we include a search report if we have found any earlier trademarks. The search report is for information purposes only.
Applications are only refused if we find absolute grounds. For information about absolute grounds, see sections 13 and 14 in the Trade Marks Act.