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Sture Rygaard

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IP Law, Patent Law, Trademarks and Domain Names


Sture Rygaard advises clients on Danish and European IP law. His primary practice areas are patents, trademarks and counterfeited products (design/copyright/marketing law), and he is an experienced litigator in all these areas. Sture also provides advice on IP strategy and due diligence.

In the field of Life Science, Sture Rygaard advises pharmaceutical and biotech clients, and he has obtained injunctions concerning pharmaceutical products and biotech inventions.

Sture assists clients in enforcing trademark and design rights. A considerable part of this work consists of lawsuits and preservation of evidence cases, and Sture also has experience in obtaining injunctions with EU-wide effect based on EU trademarks.

Sture is Member of the Board of EPLAW (2017-), Chairman of the AIPPI Standing Committee on Trade Secrets (2017-) and Vice-Chair of the Association for the Protection of Industrial Rights (FIR/local AIPPI Group). Sture has contributed to a wide range of IP and Life Science books including a comprehensive book on the Rules of the UPC and regularly lectures at seminars and conferences.


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Sture Rygaard - Plesner

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Plesner handles matters across all aspects of IP with particular strength in life sciences patent litigation. Team leader Mikkel Vittrup and Peter-Ulrik Plesner recently acted for a global pharmaceutical company in a patent infringement claim; patent and trade mark litigator Sture Rygaard  handled a European patent ownership dispute; and Kasper Frahm advised on a high profile trade mark dispute. Also noted is Jeppe Brinck-Jensen, who specialises in patent and parallel import issues; he represented Merck in a case relating to the parallel distribution of medicinal products.

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