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

The practice at Plesner is experienced in advising on trademark law and regularly represents in trademark prosecution proceedings. The practice also acts for clients such as social media celebrities in matters relating to copyright infringements. Practice head Mikkel Vittrup and Peter-Ulrik Plesner focus on patent enforcement, which includes representing pharmaceutical originator companies in patent disputes. Kasper Frahm has experience in providing advice in administrative cases on trademarks, designs and domain name as well as in conducting IP litigation. Sture Rygaard’s litigation experience extends to EU-wide preliminary injunctions.