A company that is a leader in its niche in the Nordic countries
Problem: During an inspection of trademark rights we discovered that the trademark was owned by the founder private. The problem is that the founder left the company in 2010.
Solution: If you haven’t checked that all the trademark rights are owned by the seller, it could be that the trademark rights are not included in the transfer at all. The solution is more or less the same as in the previous problem – always make sure that you do a proper Due Diligence before and also make sure that all the transfer documents are in detail.
The consequence is – if there isn’t any agreements saying that the trademark is owned by the company – the founder might have the right to it.