OUR PEOPLE

  • ANETTE RASMUSSEN
  • JANNE BRITT HANSEN
  • METTE PARLEV

Anette Rasmussen
Managing Partner, Advokat
Email: Anette.Rasmussen@awalaw.dk

Anette is the Head of Awa Law Advokater ApS and has worked with Intellectual Property Law since 1998. She is specialized in trademarks, domain names and marketing. Anette advises clients in many industries including pharmaceuticals, food & beverages and consumer goods in relation to strategy, prosecution and enforcement of all kinds of IP rights and is experienced in settlements as well as litigation. Anette represents clients before trademark offices, the Danish courts as well as the General Court in Luxembourg.

Anette is also a regular speaker at roundtables, meetings and conferences and writes articles in IP specialized magazines.

Anette has for several years been actively serving in INTA and ECTA committees incl. as former Vice-Chair of ECTA’s EUIPO Link Committee. Anette is currently member of council and elected Second Vice-president of ECTA.

Anette has for four consecutive years been recognized for her work in WTR 1000 (2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017) as recommended individual for “Strategy and Prosecution” as well as recommended individual in the bronze category for “Enforcement and Litigation”. Anette is also recommended by Legal 500 for 2016 & 2017 in the practice area “Intellectual Property”. Further, Anette has as of 2017 been admitted to Krak’s Blå Bog, which is the most established reference book on significant Danes, published since 1910 in Denmark.

Education
Legal Studies, University of Copenhagen, Cand. jur. 1994
Magister Legum LL.M., Julius-Maximilians University of Würzburg, Germany, 1996
Admitted to the Danish Bar 2010

Languages: 
Danish, English, German, Norwegian

Memberships:

ECTA, Council member, Second Vice-president

Danish Bar Association, INTA, AIPPI (FIR), FICPI, ADIPA

Rankings:

Krak’s Blå Bog – admitted as of 2017

Legal 500 – recommended individual for in the area of “Intellectual Property” 2016, 2017 & 2018.

WTR 1000 – recommended individual for “Prosecution and Strategy” 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018.

WTR 1000 – recommended individual in the bronze category for “Enforcement and Litigation” 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018.

MIP World’s Top 250 women in IP.

Janne Britt Hansen
Attorney at Law (L)
Email: Janne.Britt.Hansen@awalaw.dk

Janne is an Attorney at Law admitted to the Danish High Court. She has worked as a trademark and design law specialist since 2001 and is highly experienced in advising in disputes and litigation matters concerning infringement of trademarks, design, copyrights as well as unlawful lookalikes.

Janne has high professional and ethical standards, and she is particularly good at providing holistic as well as solution and business oriented advice, – not least because she also has a substantial experience in advising on international brand protection, including international trademark and design protection strategies and the management of portfolios.

Janne lectures design and marketing law at the Danish Institute of Intellectual Property Education (DIFI) courses.

Before joining Awa Law in February 2018, Janne was an Attorney at Law in the Danish general practice law firm Kromann Reumert’s IP group 2015-2018, a Senior Partner in the trademark agency Zacco 2007-2015, an associate/attorney at law in the law firm Gorrissen Federspiel 2002-2006, and it all commenced with Intellectual Property law for Janne in 2001, when she was working as a legal consultant in the Danish Patent and Trademark Office.

Education:

Legal Studies, University of Copenhagen, Cand. jur. 2000
Admitted to the Danish Bar 2005
Admitted to the Danish High Court 2012

Languages:

Danish, English

Memberships:

INTA,

AIPPI (FIR)

ECTA

PTMG

Danish Bar Association

Mette Parlev
Advokat (L), LL.M.
Email: Mette.Parlev@awalaw.dk

Mette is a highly experienced lawyer within the corporate/commercial field. She has a broad experience in litigation and was in 2007 admitted to appear before the Danish High Court. She has worked with a broad variety of corporate/commercial matters and litigations since the beginning of 2002.

Mettes passion for Intellectual Property-, Media-, and Entertainment Law, has always been a carrier path determining factor for Mette, and she has throughout her career consequently worked with these areas alongside the corporate/commercial field, which has given her a unique business oriented approach towards Intellectual Property law and advice.

Mette advises on Contracts, incl. license agreements, NDA´s, entertainment contracts , Infringement litigation, Parallel import, Evidence collection, Injunctions, Trade secrets, Litigations, Domain names and M&A due diligence.

Before joining Awa Law in March 2018, Mette was Partner in the Scandinavian lawfirm Nordia, and prior to that she worked as an Attorney-at-Law at the lawfirms: Gorrissen Federspiel (2009-2010) and Accura (2002-2009).

Education:

Legal studies, University of Copenhagen, Cand. Jur., 2002

National University of Singapore, LL.M., 2011

Admitted to the Danish Bar, 2005

Admitted to the Danish High Court, 2007

Languages:

Danish, English

Memberships:

Danish Bar Association

Marques

Danish Anti Counterfeiting Group (DACG)