Janne Glæsel

Partner, Attorney-at-law

Primary areas of practice

Intellectual property
Marketing law
Data protection
Administration of estates and foundations


Janne Glæsel is an attorney and partner at Nyborg & Rørdam and for more than 25 years specialised in intellectual property law, focusing on trade marks, copyright, domain names and marketing law issues. She is widely experienced within IP-litigation, including injunction cases and regularly represents clients, including brand & domain name owners in landmark court cases before the Maritime and Commercial Court, the Supreme Court and administrative boards. Moreover, she has experience with taking cases to the EU Courts.

Janne provides counselling services within the field of data protection law, including international transfer of personal data.

As licensed administrator at the Probate Court of Copenhagen Janne has since 1997 been working with estate planning, including administration of estates, preparation of wills and marriage contracts.

Janne has previously acted as chairman of the board of Copenhagen Zoo.


  • Famous Mark/Well-Known Marks Committee and former chairman of Non-Traditional Marks Committee under the International Trademark Association (INTA).
  • Vice-chairman of the board: The National Data Protection Board
  • Director in a number of charitable foundations
  • Member of DIFO’s legal panel
  • Member of the expert panel of the Danish Patent and Trademark Office


  • Co-author of “The 3D shape dilemma: Refusal to register the three-dimensional shape of a loudspeaker” i Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, 2012, vol 7, no. 10
  • Co-author on leaflets on R & D, IT Security, the Marketing Practices Act, data protection and various articles on trademark law issues
Born 1953
Admission to practice law 1981
Right of audience before the Danish Supreme Court 1989

  • 2018: Partner in Nyborg & Rørdam Law Firm
  • 2017: Office cooperation with Nyborg & Rørdam Law Firm
  • 2008 - 2016: Partner, Gorrissen Federspiel
  • 1996: Licensed administrator at the Probate Court of Copenhagen
  • 1986-2007: Partner, Bech-Bruun
  • 1978-1986: Attorney-at-law, Bech-Bruun

  • 1978: Master of Laws (University of Copenhagen)

Language: English

+45 33387005 / Mob +45 27802555
+45 27 80 25 55
Secretary: Anne Karlsen (aka@nrlaw.dk)
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