Copyright, trademarks, geographical indications, industrial design, patents and utility models are all intellectual property rights (IPR).



Industrial design


Utility models 

Geographical indications

The scope and lenght of protection is different for the different intellectual property rights. Very often a product is protected by several rights at the same time.

Normally, the Danish term "varemærkeforfalskning" (counterfeiting) represents the act of putting a trademark which is identical to or which cannot be distinguished from the original trademark on the goods or packaging without the consent of the owner of the trademark - e.g. a t-shirt carrying the manufacturer's logo.

Pirated goods are goods which consist in or contain copies of the actual product – in other words products which are manufactured without the consent of the copyright holder or the holder of the design, patent or utility model. An example of this would be a copy of a music CD.



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