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Sture Rygaard, Adv.

Sture Rygaard, Adv.

Attorney-at-Law, Partner


  • IP Law
  • Counterfeited Products and Design
  • Copyright
  • IP transactions

WSG Practice Industries


WSG Leadership

Patent Law Workshop Group
INTA Group
Intellectual Property Group
Patent Law Group


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.

Bar Admissions

Danish Competition Law Society

Danish Anti-Counterfeiting Group

Danish Association for the Protection of Industrial Rights

Danish Arbitration Association


2003 LL.M., University of Cambridge, England2001 Admitted to the High Court1998 Admitted to the bar1994-1996 Danish Ministry of Justice 1994 Master of Laws, University of Copenhagen
Areas of Practice

Copyright | Counterfeited Products and Design | IP Law | IP transactions | Life Science - Regulatory & IP | Patent Law | Trade secrets | Trademarks and Domain Names

Professional Career

Professional Activities and Experience

  • 2019 Chambers Global
  • 2019 Legal 500
  • 2016 2017 2018 2019 IP Star
  • 2018 WTR 1000
  • 2018 IAM 1000
  • 2018 Chambers Global
  • 2018 Legal 500
  • 2017 Chambers Global
  • 2017 Legal 500
  • 2017 WhosWho patents
  • 2017 IAM 1000
  • 2017 WTR 1000
  • 2016 Chambers Global
  • 2016 IAM 1000
  • 2016 Legal 500
  • 2016 WhosWho
  • 2015 Chambers Global
  • 2015 Legal 500
  • 2015 Whos who
  • 2015 LMG guides
  • 2014 Chambers Global
  • 2014 Whos who


Author of the chapter about Denmark, International Comparative Legal Guides, Patents 2013

Chapter on Danish Law, "Intellectual Property in the Life Sciences", Globe Law and Business", 2011

Chapter on Danish Law, "Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights through Border Measures - Law and Practice in the EU", Oxford University Press, 2011

Chapter on Danish law, "Worldwide Trade Secrets Law", West Publishing Company, 2010

Chapter on Danish Law, "International Patent Litigation", Globe Law and Business, 2009

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