Ørsted retains name following Danish supreme court ruling

In the last few weeks, the Ørsted name has been the subject of a legal controversy between the descendants of electromagnetism's discoverer and the eponymous power utility.

Photo: Jens Dresling

Who has the right to bear the name Ørsted?

That question has occupied those present in a Danish supreme court session during these last few weeks. On the one hand, descendants of the famous Danish physicist H.C. Ørsted (1777-1851) claimed that right to the exclusion of the utility once named Dong Energy.

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