The fierce competition in many innovative markets quite naturally leads to conflicts – often involving IP rights. Sometimes, competitors overstep each other’s marks – and infringement issues arise.
When a company launches new products, there may be a need for a professional evaluation of whether IP rights are being infringed upon – and, similarly, whether the rights invoked are valid.
Based on the IP landscape which we help depict, our clients are enabled to make informed decisions on potential enforcement and become conscious of their own legal status.
IP rights are an invaluable instrument for controlling the borders delimiting the business areas and technologies of rival companies. Whether you wish to enforce or you believe that rights belonging to others were granted erroneously, a number of options are available with a view to solving the conflicts.
Budde Schou has many years’ experience in the handling of IP litigation. We provide expert advice acting as co-counsel to leading law firms in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and internationally in connection with preliminary injunctions, infringement and invalidity proceedings.
Feel free to contact us for a discussion of any conflicts that you may be facing with a view to uncovering the best possible solution.
Your own Rights
Where owners of IP rights believe that their rights are being trespassed on, there are a number of administrative remedies for attempting to revoke unjustly obtained rights.
Where this is not an option, the possibility of legal enforcement of IP rights is open. We provide expert advice acting as co-counsel to leading law firms nationally and internationally in connection with preliminary injunctions, infringement and invalidity proceedings.
Whichever way you wish to go, Budde Schou offers experienced and professional assistance. We hold many years’ experience in securing the market position of our clients through our work with IP conflicts.
The Rights of Others
Where a company fears that the marketing of new technology or new products may be infringing upon the rights of others, it is a good idea to obtain an evaluation of potential infringement or an opinion on the scope or validity of the IP rights governing the market. Prior to product launch, a Freedom to Operate review may also be a valuable investment.
If, on the other hand, you believe that your competitors’ rights were granted on an erroneous basis, it may be possible to file an opposition or a request for administrative re-examination with the relevant authority or to instigate invalidity proceedings before the courts.
Please contact us for further information.