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Monika Colak

Monika has advised for over 20 years on all legal aspects related to intellectually property, including trademarks, designs, copyright, domain names and market law. She graduated with a Master of Law from Lund University in 1999 and has since then been working as legal professional at Verisign Sweden AB and some of Sweden’s well-known IP firms. Being part of VeriSign and the IT sector has created significant experience in digital brand management and domain name litigation.

Monika has been head of the preferred-partner program as well as member of the management and the board of directors.

Monika has advised and represented diverse Swedish and international clients in relation to protection, commercialization and enforcement of intellectually property rights. She has also provided strategic advice related to IP assets and represented clients in opposition proceedings and litigation matters. She has also handled business-related IP issues such as structuring and negotiating licensing agreements and other commercial contracts for the protection and commercialization of IP rights.

She has published articles related to IP law in Managing Intellectual Property, World Trademark Review and other publications and on regularly basis held seminars in connection with topical IP issues.

Monika is very dedicated to her clients and their specific needs. Clients appreciate her engagement, commitment and solution-oriented approach.

Recommended Individual –  The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2022 (WTR 1000)

EDUCATION

  • LL.M, University of Lund (Specialized in intellectual property law, competition law and marketing law.)
  • European Trademark and Design Attorney

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Thorbjørn Swanstrøm

With more than 25 years experience, Thorbjørn is an expert in Intellectual Property Law and related matters. Thorbjørn graduated as Cand.Jur. from Copenhagen University in 1992. After qualifying as a solicitor, he moved to London from where he graduated as Masters of Laws (LL.M), specialised in Intellectual Property, from King’s College London in 1996. He has since worked in London and Copenhagen as a lawyer, with particular emphasis on all matters related to Intellectual Property. This has given him significant experience in commercial and strategic use of IP for businesses and the potential for growth and capitalisation.

Thorbjørn is a trained solicitor and therefore also has extensive experience in general business law – both domestically and internationally. He is also an experienced litigator.

Thorbjørn focuses on giving advice on Intellectual Property Rights and matters concerning unfair marketing and unfair trade practices, passing-off and artists’ rights. He also advises on business- and IP-strategies (defending, establishing, consolidating or countering).

Closeness of contact and dedication to the clients is of the utmost importance to him. Thorbjørn has assisted Danish and international clients with commercially focused advice, strategy, negotiations and litigation.

Thorbjørn is internationally ranked an IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property.

EDUCATION

  • Cand.Jur., University of Copenhagen
  • Masters of Law, King’s College, London
  • Authorised Trademark and Design Attorney

MEMBERSHIPS

  • The Danish Law and Bar Society
  • Pharmaceutical Trademarks Group (PTMG)
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)

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Louise Mühlbach Breining

Louise has more than 15 years of experience in IP law, primarily focusing on trademarks, domains, marketing law, designs, and IP enforcement. She is highly experienced in providing advice to Danish and international companies on trademark portfolios, global IP strategies, trademark and design registrations as well as negotiations and administrative enforcement.

She has expert knowledge of Chinese IP Law, in particular Chinese trademark registration, oppositions and enforcement.

Louise also advises on matters involving damages for infringement of intellectual property rights and drafting of IP agreements, including co-existence agreements and license agreements.

Previously, Louise has been employed for more than 10 years at one of Denmark’s largest Law Firms and for more than 2 years as an in-house counsel at an international fashion company.

Louise is the co-author of the chapter on Danish law in the book “Community Design Regulation”, C.H. BECK, Hart, Nomos, 2015. She also lectures on IP rights.

EDUCATION

  • Master of Laws (LL.M), Aarhus University, 2008

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Line Bruun Christiansen

Line is specialized in IP law and marketing law.

She focuses on strategic counselling, prosecution and enforcement with respect to trademarks, designs and copyrights and provides assessments and advice in relation to marketing activities.

Line’s area of expertise also includes preparation and drafting of a broad range of commercial contracts, including co-existence agreements, license agreements, co-operation agreements and assignments.

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Simon Lotze

Simon is highly experienced in providing advice on IP Law focusing on designs, trademarks, copyright, and marketing practices law.

Simon has detailed knowledge of the protection and enforcement of designs and has worked with several renowned designers and artists. He has acquired extensive knowledge of design protection and enforcement.

He has also handled business-related IP issues such as drafting and negotiating licensing- and royalty agreements and other commercial contracts for the protection and commercialization of IP rights.

Previously, Simon has been employed as an in-house Legal Counsel at a Danish news agency and as an Assistant Attorney at another Danish law firm where he provided advice within IP, Data Protection, and Corporate Commercial Law. Furthermore, he has previously been a key contributor in building successful online brand protection tools and setups and has acquired an in-depth knowledge of online infringements and enforcement.

EDUCATION

  • Master of Laws (LL.M), Aarhus University, 2017

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Camilla Kudsk Lauritzen

Camilla is specialized in IP law and advises on trademarks, designs as well as product imitations, copyrights and marketing law.

Camilla advises Danish design and clothing companies on all aspects of IP law with a special focus on international filings and enforcement of trademarks, designs, and copyrights.

She is also involved in cases concerning damages for infringement of intellectual property rights and she also renders advice on marketing law.

Furthermore, Camilla is experienced in drafting commercial contracts, and she is also experienced in GDPR.

EDUCATION

  • Master of Laws (LL.M), Aarhus University, 2017

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Michael Sterndorff-Jessen

Michael is part of our IP Law team, and he advises on all aspects of IP law, focusing in particular on copyright law, design law, and trademark law.

Michael graduated from Aarhus University in the summer of 2021, having focused his entire Master’s degree on all aspects of IP-Law and dispute resolution, and writing his Master’s Thesis in European Copyright Law.

Michael also provides advice in all areas of marketing law and advises on enforcement of domain name rights and counterfeit products.

Michael has previously worked as a volunteer at a legal aid providing advice within different aspects of legal issues.

EDUCATION

  • Master of Laws (LL.M), Aarhus University, 2021

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Troels Stokholm

Troels advises on all aspects of IP law, focusing in particular on design law, trademark law, and copyright law.

Troels recently graduated with a Master of Laws from Aarhus University where he specialized in European Business Law and wrote his Master’s Thesis in European Copyright Law.

Troels previously worked on a voluntary basis as a legal aid advisor at LLO. Further, Troels has been employed as a legal assistant at Nævnenes Hus, assisting the Boards of Appeal with a variety of different tasks, including access to document and complaint guidance for the citizens of Denmark.

Since 2021, Troels has been employed as a Legal Assistant at Rightly Law Firm assisting with management and enforcing of IP-rights.

EDUCATION

  • Master of Laws (LL.M), Aarhus University, 2022