Plougmann Vingtoft is an award-winning IP consulting firm that specialises in handling, protecting and commercialising all types of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks and designs.
Plougmann Vingtoft has a large team of dedicated employees working out of its headquarters in Hellerup (Copenhagen) and four additional offices in Aarhus, Oslo, Munich and Madrid.
The firm also boasts a comprehensive network of business partners and agents around the globe, which enables it to provide services to clients in any part of the world, both directly and through international agents.
Full-service IP consultancy
Plougmann Vingtoft is a full-service IP consultancy that employs some of the best patent, trademark and design attorneys in Denmark, including 15 European patent attorneys and six European trademark and design attorneys. In addition, the firm employs a team of experienced paralegals to support the attorneys and handle all IP administration, which ensures a cost-efficient, well-operated and highly professional service to all clients.
The firm also set up an in-house commercialisation and tech-transfer team, marketed under the separate brand ‘tto’. tto specialises in generating value from new technologies in combination with IP rights. The tto experts assist clients facing challenges in a transition phase from early-stage development to commercialisation or exit.
Plougmann Vingtoft’s IP attorneys conduct searches and analyses, prepare IP strategies and evaluations in addition to drafting and prosecuting IP applications. Also, the firm has extensive experience representing clients in complex opposition and litigation cases before the European Patent Office and national courts in Denmark and Norway.
Since the firm’s creation in 1967, the core competence of Plougmann Vingtoft’s attorneys has been to assess clients’ IP rights and find the most advantageous way to protect them. The firm’s IP experts thus specialise in assisting clients in turning their intellectual property into a driving force behind their general business strategy.
Since 2008 Plougmann Vingtoft has taken part in the United Nations (UN) Global Compact, a voluntary initiative based on a commitment to implement universal sustainability principles and to take steps to support the UN global goals.
Consequently, Plougmann Vingtoft focuses on implementing socially responsible business practices in its interaction with clients, employees and communities.
First, the firm works with industry leaders within the fields of renewable energy, new technologies, pharma and healthcare.
Second, the firm assists small and medium-sized enterprises and universities in pursuing potentially groundbreaking ideas. Plougmann Vingtoft makes sure that innovative thinking pays off.
Third, the firm is committed to helping start-ups to make a success of their sustainable ideas. Every year, Plougmann Vingtoft donates expert consulting worth of Dkr50,000 to a start-up with a solution that impacts on one or several of the UN global goals directly. This initiative is marketed under the name IP Matters.
- European Patent Institue
- International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys
- International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property
- Association of Danish Intellectual Property Attorneys
- Norwegian Patent Attorney Association
- Licensing Executives Society
- Asian Patent Attorneys Association
- International Trademark Association
- European Communities Trademark Association
- Danish Institute for Intellectual Property Rights
Plougmann Vingtoft was founded in 1967 by Knud Erik Vingtoft and Ole Plougmann.
Mr Plougmann was a chemical engineer with plans to revolutionise the patent world; Mr Vingtoft was a mechanical engineer whose attention was caught by the patent industry in 1959. Together they created a firm that has, ever since, influenced the way people approach IP rights. The two engineers’ pioneering work in biotechnology and information technology led to strong IP positions for their clients and made the name Plougmann Vingtoft well known in the business.
In addition, the two founders’ interest in the commercialisation of research results made the firm one of the main players in building collaborations between private companies, universities and scientists in Denmark, as well as internationally.
The founders’ work and values are still a big part of Plougmann Vingtoft today.