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Anette Rasmussen
Immediate Past ECTA President, Member of the Supervisory Board, AWA Denmark A/S, DK

As Team Manager at AWA Denmark, Anette is responsible for business development, finances and employees. Anette holds a similar responsibility as Managing Partner of the law firm AWA Law.

Anette has worked with intellectual property law since starting as an examiner with the Norwegian Patent Office in 1998. Her experience with IP rights focuses on trademarks, domain names, marketing practices and is well-versed in European IP legislation. She has developed long-standing relationships with clients, advising them from a diverse range of industries on worldwide strategy, prosecution and enforcement of IP rights, infringements, ownership and validity disputes. She works closely with some of the most valuable Danish brands and has assisted with their expansion and establishment throughout the world in respect of trademark registration and enforcement in strategic markets.

Anette was admitted to the Danish Bar in 2010 and the Danish High Court in 2018. She represents clients before the Danish Courts as well as at the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg.

In 2005, Anette joined ECTA and worked in the Law Committee until 2016. Anette became a member of the OHIM-Link Committee in 2010 and served as Vice-Chair of same from 2013-2016. Anette has been a member of ECTA’s Supervisory Board since 2014 and was member of ECTA’s management from 2016 to 2022 serving as Second- and First-Vice President and lastly as President. Anette is a regular speaker at ECTA roundtables and at the Annual Conference.

She is a member of INTA, AIPPI, FICPI and the ADIPA and continues to be ranked as a leading IP lawyer by major industry publications and legal directories. In addition to being recognised as one of the Top 250 Women in IP by Managing Intellectual Property, Anette’s enforcement and litigation work has earned her a leading individual ranking by World Trademark Review.

In 2017, Anette was accepted into the biographical dictionary service Kraks Blå Bog, which is comparable to Marquis Who's Who and includes people that have made a lasting contribution to Danish society.