Our business philosophy is to think differently and along new and more client-oriented lines.

In this way we have grown from being a local patent attorney's office in Aarhus to a large national IPR consultancy.

Patrade was founded in 1995 by Mr. Leif L. Nielsen. The office had a good start and was soon established as a highly qualified consultant to small as well as large companies.

Today, after merging with three other patent and trade mark agencies in 1999, 2001 and 2008, Patrade is one of the major Danish consultancies within the area of Intellectual Property Rights.

We provide customized assistance in all aspects of IPR to both domestic and international clients. Therefore, a large number of IPR attorneys choose to cooperate with Patrade, the local expert who has the advantage of being familiar with current national legislation and procedures.

At Patrade we do not only focus on the individual client, but also on wholeness. Our attorneys and assistants work together in specialized teams. This makes each individual team a highly qualified sparring partner for the associated clients.

Patrade is a non-bureaucratic partner having short lines of decision. Our business procedures differ from one client to another. In fact, an important part of our philosophy is that no two clients are quite similar. And each of them deserves special treatment - or, in other words, the very best and most fit solution.

Patrade and Patrade Legal

Patrade work closely together with Patrade Legal - a highly specialised and international law firm, with expertise in intellectual property rights, marketing law, GDPR, contracts, competition law and IT law. Actually, we feel as a one unit, even though we are two individuel companies.

This cooperation is in our clients favour, since we in this way can provide services all the way from application and registration of a patent, a trade mark or a design to potential infringement trials and passing of sentence. That makes us a full-service business, which gives our clients the benefits of having only one counselor, who has insights in all concerns with both technical and legal competences.


International profile

After merely 15 years of existence Patrade is one of the fastest growing Danish IPR specialists - with an international profile.

From the very beginning our focus has been on developing a strong international network, and today we work closely with local attorneys in almost 200 countries all over the world.

Our 70 employees have the whole world as their place of employment and their home ground covers widely different cultures, legal systems and continents. They have all undertaken specialist training and education.

Direct representation

We offer our clients direct representation before the Danish Patent and Trademark Office, the European Patent Office, OHIM, and WIPO.

Patrade is also represented through memberships of national and international IPR associations, including The Association of Danish Patent Agents, LES, INTA, Marques, and ECTA.

A number of our consultants are certified European Patent Agents and Community Trade Mark Agents.