Plesner is among the leading advisers on all aspects of entertainment and copyright law.

We provide advice to a long list of Danish and foreign clients in the entertainment industry regarding everything from agreements about the use of rights to disputes about alleged infringements.

The issues may be related to music, movies, TV, computer games, software, data bases, sports, personality rights, ad agency agreements, literary works, photographs, etc. We also advise on media law - particularly in cases where our clients are - or potentially will be - getting bad publicity.   

We have a team consisting of very experienced partners and associates and they are well versed in the latest technological developments and regulations. 

We continuously provide advice to some of the most well-known and leading media and tech companies in Denmark and the rest of the world.  

Ratings

  • Denmark Patent Disputes Firm of the Year

    Denmark Copyright & Design Firm of the Year (2024)

  • Plesner is listed in "Band 1" as regards Intellectual Property.

    Plesner is a law firm with a market-leading team offering notable expertise in all areas of IP law. The department frequently acts for pharmaceutical companies on patent disputes. It is also highly active in trade mark litigation, often representing notable brands, with additional experience in parallel imports, design rights, trade secrets, marketing law and copyright issues.

    "The lawyers are very responsive and provide succinct advice"

    "The law firm has strong expertise in IP matters. The lawyers are pragmatic and client-focused, with strong commercial acumen"

    "Plesner has a very experienced team with an excellent reputation. It is impressive in its handling of patent litigation matters in the life sciences sector" (2024)

  • Within Intellectual property and within Media and Entertainment, Plesner is a first tier firm.

    "Their advice is very pragmatic and proactive"

    "Plesner is undoubtedly the top team in Denmark for IP, and in particular life sciences patents disputes. They are at the top of their game with excellent work, and dishing out excellent advice. Hugely collaborative and a pleasure to work with"

    "The IP team at Plesner really works as a team. The team’s involvement of external parties such as patent advisers and the management of the court cases is very professional and efficient"
     (2023)

  • Plesner is listed in "Band 1" as regards Intellectual Property. 

    Plesner is a law firm with a market-leading team offering notable expertise in all areas of IP law. The firm frequently acts for pharmaceutical companies on patent disputes. It is also highly active in trade mark litigation, often representing notable brands, with additional experience in parallel imports, design rights, trade secrets and copyright issues.

    "The team provides top-rated client service and commercial awareness"

    "The depth of the team's legal knowledge is impressive"

    "The lawyers are very responsive and swift in making sure that they confirm our requests"

    "Plesner is one of the best law firms dealing with complex IP matters" (2023)

  • Denmark Patent Disputes Firm of the Year

    Denmark Trademark Firm of the Year - Law Firms 

    Denmark Copyright & Design Firm of the Year

    Europe Patent Litigation Team of the Year (2023)

  • As the only law firm in Denmark, Plesner is ranked in Tier 1 as regards Copyright & Related Rights, Patent Contentious, Trade Mark Contentious and Trade Mark Prosecution - Law Firms (2022)
  • Within Intellectual property and within Media and Entertainment, Plesner is a first tier firm.

    "The IP Team at Plesner are always delivering high quality work in a relaxed trust-based atmosphere. Compared to other law firms in Denmark, they have a unique ability to understand the commercial setting in which their clients act"

    "They can translate complex matters into advice that is easily understood and can be used internally to business stakeholders. All employees are highly skilled within their area of expertise and seniority and always act with high integrity and engagement regardless of the size and complexity of the assignment"

    "Plesner’s IP team is a very skilled and at the same time pragmatic team. They are friendly, easy to work and communicate with and never over-complicate things" (2022)

  • Plesner is listed in "Band 1" as regards Intellectual Property.

    Market-leading team offering notable expertise in all areas of IP law. The law firm frequently acts for pharmaceutical companies on patent disputes. It is also highly active in trade mark litigation, often representing notable brands, with additional experience in parallel imports, design rights, trade secrets and copyright issues.

    "The Plesner team has an ever welcoming approach and a very high level of knowledge both of our company and of the IP regulation" (2022)

  • Plesner is listed in "Band 1" as regards Intellectual Property (2022)

  • Within Intellectual property and within Media and entertainment, Plesner is a first tier firm.

    "Plesner provides an outstanding service. The team are always on top of their game. They are dependable, trustworthy and not afraid to dive into and understand complicated technology. They are always accessible and have a down to earth and always friendly approach" (2021)

  • Market-leading team offering notable expertise in all areas of IP law. Frequently acts for pharmaceutical companies on patent disputes. Also highly active in trade mark litigation, often representing notable brands. Additionally experienced in parallel imports, design rights, trade secrets and copyright issues.

    "Plesner is definitely best-in-class for all the qualities that make a good law firm"

    "The lawyers are extremely responsive and you have immediate access to partners"

    "Within IP law, they are very knowledgeable about the international aspects and have strong contacts in other countries" (2021)

  • Plesner is listed in "Band 1" as regards Intellectual Property (2021)

  • Plesner is listed in "Tier 1" as regards Copyright & related rights, Patent contentious, Trade mark contentious and Trade mark prosecution (2021)
  • Within Intellectual property and within Media and entertainment, Plesner is a first tier firm.

    "Denmark’s best known litigation firm retains a number of excellent staff so that it hold a premier position for IP matters"

    "Plesner’s local knowledge can be taken for granted, so I will instead highlight their ability to work as a team and make a client feel part of the ground effort, which helps deliver better results"

    "Very strong knowledge of the legal area, and provides fast and reliable sparring even to complex issues, still with strong business understanding"

    "Personality, excellent verbal advocacy skills, deep legal knowledge"

    "Practical advice with great knowledge of the industry. Gives actual advice and answers your questions. Understands and is genuinely interested in our business" (2020)

  • Top-ranked team offering notable expertise in all areas of IP law. Best known for advising pharmaceutical companies on patent law issues, including on high-profile contentious cases. Represents notable brands in trade mark registrations and infringement, as well as in relation to copyright issues. Assists clients from the manufacturing, healthcare and technology sectors.

    "Understand the importance of clear and regular communication

    "The lawyers are very responsive and flexible in their availability"

    "A strong team at all stages of seniority

    "Excellent oral advocacy and quick thinking on their feet in hearings" (2020)

  • Plesner is listed in "Band 1" as regards Intellectual Property (2020)

  • Within Intellectual property and Media and entertainment, Plesner is a first tier firm.

    "Plesner predominantly focuses on IP, commercial, technology and publishing matters in the media and entertainment sector" (2019)

  • Top-ranked team offering notable expertise in all areas of IP law. Best known for advising pharmaceutical and life sciences companies on patent law issues, including in high-profile contentious cases. Represents notable brands in trade mark matters and also in relation to copyright issues.

    "Very quick at grasping issues and their track records are brilliant. The team consists of extremely gifted lawyers"

    "Very proactive in offering solutions and presenting new cases" (2019)

  • Plesner is listed in "Band 1" as regards Intellectual Property (2019)

  • Plesner is listed in "Tier 1" as regards Copyright & related rights (2019)
  • Within Intellectual property and Media and entertainment, Plesner is a first tier firm.

    Plesner represents film distribution companies, cinema owners, and film advertising production companies, as well as the Association of Danish Cinema Owners (2018)

  • Plesner is listed in "Band 1" as regards Intellectual Property (2018)

  • "They are a full service firm and very homogeneous in their delivery. They are really skilled in a range of areas and I have a very positive impression of them" (2018)
  • Within Intellectual property and Media and entertainment, Plesner is a first tier firm.

    Plesner often acts for major film distributors and cinema owners, as well as film production and advertising companies (2017)

  • Plesner is listed in "Band 1" as regards Intellectual Property (2017)

  • Top-ranked team offering notable expertise in all areas of IP law. Best known for advising pharma companies on patent law issues, including in high-profile contentious cases. Represents notable brands in trade mark matters and also in relation to copyright. Active on data protection and compliance instructions.

    "Plesner works very proactively - the team is highly available, has a deep bench of practitioners and is good at handling cross-border tasks" (2017)
  • Plesner is listed in "Band 1" as regards Intellectual Property (2016)
  • Market-leading outfit offering long-standing experience and expertise across all areas of IP law. Highly regarded for its extensive experience in advising pharma originators on patent law. Strong trade mark practice trusted by high-profile clients. Its lawyers advise on prosecution, data protection and compliance issues.

    "This is a high-end, go-to firm for IP, with great attorneys"

    "Its lawyers have close knowledge of our procedures and portfolios, so we are able to act proactively on our matters" (2016)

  • Within Intellectual property, Plesner is a first tier firm.

    Plesner "has very good industry knowledge within IP, particularly regarding IP disputes" (2016)

  • Plesner is listed in "Band 1" as regards Intellectual Property (2015)

  • Plesner's "highly knowledgeable" seven-partner group is recommended for copyright, design, patent and trade mark litigation (2014)
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