Competence since 1896
Chas. Hude was founded by Charles Christian von der Hude in 1896. Today Chas. Hude is one of the leading Danish IPR consultancy firms.
Chas. Hude has evolved and moved with the times. But our business foundation has remained the same: we strengthen your value. We do this through competent and strategic consultancy on all aspects of modern IPR. We identify your company's IPR potential and protect and manage your intellectual property rights with a commercial aim.
The man behind Chas. Hude
Chas. Hude's founder, Charles Christian von der Hude, was born in 1871 in Copenhagen. Charles was the son of a chemist materialist and intended for an academic career. He was not academically minded and left high school, but after two years as an apprentice he completed a three-year engineering degree in England. After a few engineering jobs in private companies, Chas. Hude embarked on a life-long career as independent patent attorney.
On 5 January 1896, Chas. Hude founded his own company – Skandinavisk Patentbureau. In the beginning, he had to supplement his income with a second job as a journalist, but after a few years the company was viable. Not least because of his energy and dynamic and extrovert personality.
Development with the times
In the 1920s, Skandinavisk Patentbureau changed its name to Chas. Hude. In 1941, Chas. Hude's son – engineer Harry von der Hude – and civil engineer Knud Nørgaard became part of the company's group og owners. Harry von der Hude was co-owner of the company until 1976, after which the company has been owned by a changing number of partners with Knud Nørgaard's twin sons Ulrik and Tage Nørgaard at the helm.
Chas. Hude today
Today, Chas. Hude has six partners and continues to be a company where innovation and tradition go hand in hand. We continuously adjust to market needs and customer expectations to a competent IPR consultancy firm. But our development is always done with respect for our history and our values.