Plougmann Vingtoft is an award-winning IP consultancy that specialises in handling, protecting and commercialising IP rights.
The firm has a large team of dedicated employees working out of its headquarters near Copenhagen and additional offices in Aarhus, Oslo, Munich and Madrid.
The firm also enjoys an extensive network of business partners and agents around the globe, which enables it to service clients in any part of the world.
Full-service IP consultancy
Plougmann Vingtoft is a full-service IP consultancy. The firm employs some of the best patent, trademark and design attorneys, as well as a well-educated team of paralegals to support attorneys and handle all IP administration, which ensures a cost-efficient, well-operated and highly professional service to all clients.
The firm has an in-house commercialisation and tech-transfer team, which operates under a 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.
In addition, Plougmann Vingtoft has established a strategic partnership with Plougmann Vingtoft Advokatanpartsselskab (PV Legal), which enables the firm to offer its clients legal assistance in IP disputes before the Danish courts.
Plougmann Vingtoft provides high-quality trademark drafting and prosecution, including searches and analyses, preparation of strategies and evaluations.
Further, the firm’s trademark professionals are INTA committee members, which enables them to contribute to the positive development of INTA’s strategic objectives. They are working to promote better and more transparent rules for trademarks professionals around the world, which will benefit clients as well as business partners.
Recognition and awards
For more than a decade, several leading IP and legal guides have recognised Plougmann Vingtoft as one of Denmark’s top IP firms. In 2020 the firm received two “Firm of the year” awards – one from Managing Intellectual Property, and one from IAM and WTR.
IAM Patent 1000 describes Plougmann Vingtoft as follows: “It comes as no surprise that Plougmann Vingtoft has won itself a legion of high-calibre fans. It “delves into the deepest details, oversees complex processes and delivers succinct advice in quick turnaround times”.
WTR 1000 recently wrote: “Plougmann Vingtoft understands the value behind intellectual property and drafts applications and manages portfolios faultlessly.”
Professional association memberships
- Association of Danish Intellectual Property Attorneys
- European Communities Trademarks Association
- Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office
- International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property
- International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys
- International Trademark Association
- Licensing Executives Society
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’ pioneer work within 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.