Anette Rasmussen Attorney at Law AWA Copenhagen, Denmark

Anette Rasmussen

Partner, Attorney at Law, Team Manager

Anette Rasmussen is a Partner and Attorney at Law. She began her career in intellectual property law in 1998 as an examiner at the Norwegian Patent Office. Her experience encompasses all aspects of IP law including copyright, utility model disputes and patents, with a focus on trademarks, domain names and marketing practices. Anette is well-versed in European IP legislation.

Contact information

Visiting address:

Strandgade 56
1401 Copenhagen K, Denmark

Extended profile

Anette assists clients in enforcing their IP rights through settlement negotiations and litigation, including before national IP offices, the Danish courts and the General Court (ECG) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).

Anette advises clients from a diverse range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, mechanics and luxury and consumer goods. She provides advice on worldwide strategy, prosecution and enforcement of IP rights, infringements, ownership and validity disputes.

She works closely with leading Danish and international brands, assisting in strategically building portfolios and enforcing them globally.

Anette continues to be ranked as a leading IP lawyer by major industry publications and legal directories including: Chambers and Partners, Managing IP, The Legal 500, World Trademark Review and World IP Review.

Anette’s enforcement and litigation work has also earned her a silver banding leading individual ranking by World Trademark Review and a gold banding leading individual for prosecution and strategy. She has been recognised as one of “The Top 250 Women in IP” by Managing IP and one of 80 “Influential Women in IP” by World IP Review and a WIPR Leader.

In 2017, Anette was accepted into the biographical dictionary service Kraks Blå Bog. Comparable to Marquis Who’s Who, Kraks Blå Bog includes people that make lasting contributions to Danish society.

Anette served as President of ECTA from 2020 to 2022 and was part of ECTA’s management from 2016 to 2022. She continues to be a member of ECTA’s Supervisory Board.

ECTA consists mainly of attorneys with trademark, design, copyright and internet-related topics as well as anti-counterfeiting, working to improve and influence European legislation and practice.

Anette is the Managing Partner of AWA Law Advokater ApS. AWA works closely with AWA Law in Denmark on litigation.


  • Agreements
  • Analyses & searches
  • Copyright
  • Internet law & domain names
  • IP Strategy
  • IP Transactions
  • Marketing law
  • Oppositions
  • Trade secrets
  • Trademarks


  • Cosmetics and hygiene
  • Food & beverage
  • Mechanics
  • Pharma


  • Danish
  • English
  • German
  • Norwegian


  • Magister Legum LL.M., Bayrische Julius-Maximilians University of Würzburg, Germany, 1996
  • Master of Law, University of Copenhagen, 1994


  • Danish Bar, 2010
  • Danish High Court, 2018


  • European Trademark and Design Attorney


  • ADIPA (Association of Danish Intellectual Property Attorneys)
  • Danish Bar Association
  • ECTA, Supervisory Board and Advisory Committee
  • INTA (International Trademark Association)
  • AIPPI (The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property)
  • PTMG (Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group)