Sture Rygaard

Attorney-at-Law, Partner

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.

Ratings

  • Sture Rygaard is ranked as a leading individual as regards Intellectual Property by Chambers Global and Chambers Europe. Sture Rygaard draws praise from clients, who describe him as "skilled and knowledgeable". He has considerable litigation experience. His broader IP experience includes the full range of patents, trade marks and copyright law. (2018)

  • "Enforcement virtuoso" Sture Rygaard is recommended in Denmark for enforcement and litigation of trademarks (2018)
  • Sture Rygaard is ranked as a leading individual as regards Intellectual Property by Chambers Global and Chambers Europe. Sture Rygaard has considerable IP rights enforcement experience and a particular focus on patents, trade marks and anti-counterfeiting matters. Clients benefit from his expertise in both Danish and EU IP law. (2017)

  • Sture Rygaard is recommended as regards Intellectual Property. "Second-to-none" lawyer and group head Sture Rygaard. (2017)

  • Sture Rygaard is listed as an expert with respect to Trademarks, Patent Litigation and Patents.

    Sture Rygaard comes highly rated for his impressive IP practice that sees him represent a number of leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients. As one respondent maintains, "He is practical, ethical, hardworking, intelligent and thoughtful". (2017)

  • Sture Rygaard is recommended in Denmark for patent litigation. "The smooth operator relishes the most technically demanding briefs; his strategic oversight and meticulous case management make him a formidable courtroom foe." (2017)

  • Sture Rygaard is recommended in Denmark for enforcement and litigation of trademarks: "The “brilliant” Sture Rygaard; gold ranked for enforcement and litigation and chair of the Danish Anti-counterfeiting Group, he is a redoubtable ally in the courtroom". (2017)
  • Sture Rygaard is listed as an IP Star. (2017)
  • Sture Rygaard is ranked as a leading individual as regards Intellectual Property by both Chambers Global and Chambers Europe. Sture Rygaard advises on both the Danish and EU aspects of IP law, in connection with patents, trademarks and copyrights. He receives praise from sources: "He's very good and highly regarded in the market. His dedication to and involvement in the case was good". (2016)
  • Sture Rygaard gives the group unrivalled bench strength. "Sture is outstanding as a strategist and a litigator." (2016)
  • Sture Rygaard is listed as an IP Star. (2016)
  • Sture Rygaard is recommended as regards Intellectual Property. Sture Rygaard has "a high degree of business acumen". (2016)

  • Sture Rygaard is listed as an expert with respect to Trademarks.

    Sture Rygaard is listed as an expert with respect to Patents.

    Sture Rygaard is listed as an expert with respect to Life Sciences. (2016)

  • Sture Rygaard is ranked as a leading individual as regards Intellectual Property by both Chambers Global and Chambers Europe. Sture Rygaard is praised by clients for his ability to "see solutions that others aren't necessarily capable of seeing." He is an experienced all-round litigator, with expertise in trade mark, patent and copyright matters. (2015)
  • Sture Rygaard is recommended as regards Intellectual Property. (2015)
  • Sture Rygaard has been selected by our research with clients and peers as being among the world's leading Life Sciences lawyers. (2015)
  • Sture Rygaard is listed as a Life Science Star as regards Intellectual Property. (2015)
  • Sture Rygaard is ranked as a leading individual as regards Intellectual Property by both Chambers Global and Chambers Europe. He heads the IP department, handling a wide range of matters from pharmaceutical patents to high-profile trade mark cases. "He's head and shoulders above most others," say clients. (2014)
  • Sture Rygaard has been identified by our independent research with clients and peers as being among 667 of the world’s leading Patent lawyers. (2014)
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