Sture Rygaard > Plesner > Copenhagen, Denmark > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

IP Law,
Patent Law,
Trademarks and Domain Names,
Counterfeited Products and Design,
Life Science – Regulatory & IP


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.

Lawyer Rankings

Denmark > Intellectual property

(Leading individuals)

Sture RygaardPlesner

Plesner has a large and growing trade mark prosecution practice, and advises major technology companies on copyright matters as well as acting for design businesses in design and trade mark matters. It is also adept at handling non-contentious IP work, advising clients on IP-related M&A mandates. Kasper Frahm leads the team, which includes Peter-Ulrik Plesner and Sture Rygaard who have extensive experience in patent and  trade mark litigation. The group also handles both the enforcement and prosecution of trade marks, designs and product imitations.