Ole Damsbo

Senior Counsel


Dir: +45 33344285

Mob: +45 52344285

Secretary: Mette Laursen

Ole Damsbo is specialised in intellectual property law and is among the most experienced lawyers in Denmark within this area. He advises Danish and international clients in relation to patents, trademarks, copyright, unfair marketing practices. His expertise is based on more than 30 years’ experience as a legal advisor to a wide range of clients in various industries and sectors. He has special expertise within Life Science.

Ole is mentioned in the following international legal directories:
Chambers - Intellectual Property (Senior Statesmen)
IAM Patent 1000 - Transaction
Who's Who Legal - Patents & Life Sciences-IP
World Trademark Review - Leading Trademark Professionals

He is very efficient, has a really good commercial understanding and aims for achieving results.

Chambers, 2018

Having played a pivotal role in precedent-setting IP litigation, Ole Damsbo has seen and done it all; nothing fazes this technologically versatile advocate, for whom life sciences is a forte.

IAM Patent 1000, 2017

a “shrewd and assertive” sharpshooter described as “the best IP litigator in Denmark”.

World Trademark Review

The vastly experienced Ole Damsbo has led on some of the most important Danish cases in the last three decades and is another fan favourite. “Ole is incredibly creative and can turn on a pinhead. He can shift the momentum of a case and is fantastic during hearings.” Opponents concede that “he can be very difficult to contain”.

IAM Patent 1000

An exceptional practitioner, Ole Damsbo's wealth of experience in this field is an asset to the firm. Sources describe him as "a leading light in patent litigation. Easy to work with, responsive and technically minded. His particular strength is advocacy".




Senior Counsel, Horten, 2016
Partner (equity), Horten, 2006
Partner, John Schlüter Law Firm, 2004-2006
Partner, Bech-Bruun & Trolle Law Firm, later Bech-Bruun Law Firm, 1990-2004
Co-founder of  Trolle & Damsbo Law Firm, later Trolle, Damsbo & Lund-Andersen Law Firm, 1979
Right of audience before the Supreme Court, 1983
Right of audience before the High Court, 1978
Admitted to the Danish bar, 1977
Assistant Attorney and Attorney, Hjejle, Gersted & Mogenssen Law Firm, 1973-1979


Mediator, 2008
Master of Laws, the University of Copenhagen, 1973
Niels Brock Business School, 1967

Positions of trust

Member of The Royal Academy of Fine Arts (appointed by The Academy Council)
Ole Haslund's Artist Foundation
Erick and Ingrid Struckmann’s Nature Protection Trust


EPLAW (European Patens Lawyers' Association)
AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Property Rights)
LES (Licensing Executives Society)
INTA (International Trademark Association)



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