With more than 50 years of experience, Plougmann Vingtoft is one of Scandinavia’s leading IP consultancies. It employs a large team of dedicated and highly specialised IP attorneys, including 16 examined European patent attorneys and an equal number of experienced and certified paralegals.
Plougmann Vingtoft offers top-level IP legal and technical expertise in both oppositions and litigation. The firm delivers high-quality patent drafting and prosecution tailored to the exact needs and expectations of clients.
The firm has been ranked as Highly Recommended by the IAM Patent 1000 for several years and has been recognised as a Tier 1 practice by several other major international legal directories, confirming the quality of the firm’s work, as well as its knowledge and expertise in IP counselling.
Plougmann Vingtoft’s client portfolio includes a wide range of prominent global companies, innovative businesses and universities in numerous industries, including cleantech and renewable energy, chemistry and pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, food technology, acoustics and robotics. In addition, the firm has developed an eye for spotting creative start-ups and helping them to make the most of their intellectual property.
Plougmann Vingtoft is a full-service IP consultancy, with services including:
- IP strategy;
- patent drafting and prosecution;
- oppositions and litigation;
- worldwide cooperation on litigation;
- freedom-to-operate analysis;
- search analysis;
- IP due diligence and patent mapping;
- trademark and design registration, prosecution and oppositions;
- IP administration;
- technology evaluation and transfer;
- commercialisation; and
- legal advice and counselling.
Plougmann Vingtoft has an international profile with offices across Europe, as well as a large global network of cooperation partners, which means that the firm can serve clients regardless of their location.
Plougmann Vingtoft employs IP and patent attorneys from many parts of the world, including the United States and Japan. Its attorneys are members of various international associations and regularly participate in conferences worldwide – all of which contributes to maintaining and developing its strong international network of business partners.
A large proportion of Plougmann Vingtoft’s clients are international enterprises, which benefit from the firm’s profound competencies in international IP practice. For example, its Asian team focuses specifically on Japan, China and South Korea, and helps Asian clients to protect their business when entering the European market and vice versa.
Experts on complex oppositions and litigation
Plougmann Vingtoft’s IP attorneys have outstanding records of achievement in representing large international companies in complex IP issues before both national courts and the EPO Opposition Division and boards of appeal.
Plougmann Vingtoft stands out from the crowd as the Danish IP law firm that handles the largest number of oppositions before the EPO. Its opposition and litigation practices cover all areas of life sciences and chemistry. The firm is also highly regarded as a specialist in high-tech industries.
The firm’s in-depth technical knowledge combined with an outstanding track record makes Plougmann Vingtoft the obvious ally when dealing with commercially important patents.
Recently, the firm has expanded its already extensive range of IP services by establishing a strategic partnership with the newly founded PV Legal. Plougmann Vingtoft can thus offer legal assistance and represent clients in conflicts and litigation regarding IP rights, primarily in the areas of trademark and designs.
- Awarded IP Firm of the Year 2017, Denmark for patent prosecution.
- Ranked as a Tier 1 Patent Firm for 11 consecutive years by Managing Intellectual Property with several of its attorneys recognised as individual IP Stars.
- Recognised in Who’s Who Legal’s annual Patents and Trademarks directory since 2014.
- Recommended by the WTR 1000 as “a leader in the establishment and management of trademark rights”.