Plesner provides advice to both creators and to the parties that use the creations for commercial purposes. We are also very experienced in litigation involving the copying of objects protected by copyright.
Contrary to most IP law rights, copyright protection only requires subjective novelty, which means that the creation may not be a copy and that it constitutes an independent, creative effort. In other words; the work must be characterised by the inventor's individuality.
Copyright protection in practice
If the above conditions have been fulfilled, the creation is said to have originality and the creation is consequently characterised as "a work".
Copyright protection means that the work may not be reproduced in an altered or unaltered form without the inventor's consent. In some cases, however, copying for personal use is permitted, but some restrictions apply to digital copying, especially the copying of software, CDs and DVDs.
The Danish Copyright Act stipulates that it is only the specific design of the work that is protected. The underlying idea and technique are not protected, but may be protected in accordance with the rules on patents and utility models.