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Intellectual Property


Intellectual Property - Latvia

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Band 1 | COBALT

第一等 |

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Prominent practice advising clients from a broad range of sectors and industries. Its lawyers advise on patent enforcement, copyright and trade mark disputes and data protection. Clients include a number of high-profile pharmaceutical and media companies.

Work highlights Represented Bayer in proceedings against Gedeon Richter, over an alleged patent infringement concerning a pharmaceutical combination.

Notable practitioners  

Ingrīda Kariņa-Bērziņa's expertise covers a range of issues, from trade mark disputes to copyright and industrial design. A qualified patent attorney, she is also admitted to the Bars of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. 

Significant clients AbbVie, Himalaya Herbals, IAC Incorporated, Sportfive International, Pfizer.

第一等 |

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Leading IP practice assisting with a wide range of advisory and contentious matters. Considerable expertise in trade mark and copyright law, advising both domestic and international electronics, media and pharmaceuticals companies.

What's new? Grundfos and China Business Council are recent additions to the firm's client list.

Work highlights Successfully assisted Grindeks with an appeal against a court decision concerning a trade mark infringement case.

Notable practitioners 

Managing partner Agris Bitāns is respected for his IP expertise, with sources describing him as "very strong in this field" and "one of the top lawyers." Clients appreciate his "efficient approach towards complex cases."

Significant clients Groglass, Lattelecom, Opel Special Vehicles, Samsung Electronics, Vitana.

第二等 |

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly regarded practice noted for its capabilities in contentious cases. Expertise covers a wide range of IP topics, including trade mark and data protection issues. Its lawyers advise international pharmaceutical firms, as well as assisting media companies with copyright protection.

Work highlights Advised The National Electronic Mass Media Council on the prohibition of the retransmission of the television channel Rossija RTR.

Notable practitioners  

Regarded as "one of the best in Latvia in the field of intellectual property," Līga Fjodorova garners universally high praise from clients and other market commentators. One client enthuses: "We appreciate her knowledge, her punctuality and her high standard of communication."

Significant clients Abbott Laboratories, Amgen, FedEx, Gedeon Richter, GlaxoSmithKline.

Band 2 | SORAINEN

第二等 |

Basic facts about the department
- 1 partner
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-respected practice assisting clients with copyright disputes, trade mark infringement and patent registrations. The team advises both multinationals and local consumer goods and pharmaceuticals companies. Expertise also covers industrial designs and domain name disputes.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"The lawyers took an active approach and had a good grasp of the matter."

Notable practitioners  

Agris Repšs heads the department and is the key point of contact for clients.

Significant clients Balbiino, BAT, Coca-Cola, Hesburger, MTV Networks,

Band 3 | Ellex

第三等 |

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Advising both domestic and international clients on all manner of IP matters, including patent and trade mark infringements, registrations and domain name disputes. Also noted for its IT-related expertise, covering licensing and regulatory matters.

Work highlights Representing Goodyear Dunlop Tires Baltic in court proceedings over the distribution of illegal parallel import tyres bearing the Dunlop trade mark.

Notable practitioners

Senior associate Mārtiņš Gailis is recognised for his expertise advising on IP and competition matters across a number of key regulated industries. In the words of one interviewee, "I was very satisfied with his approach; he worked very fast and had a deep understanding, and his drafting skills were good."

Significant clients Coca-Cola, Discovery, GM, Goodyear Dunlop Tires Baltic, Porsche.

第三等 |

Basic facts about the department
- 1 partner
- 1 other qualified lawyer

What the team is known for Broad-ranging practice advising on key IP issues, including trade mark and copyright law. Regularly represents both international and domestic clients in contentious cases, in addition to assisting with day-to-day licensing and media rights issues.

Work highlights Represented Sandoz in a trade mark dispute case.

Notable practitioners  

Managing partner Valters Kronbergs heads the practice and is the key point of contact for clients.

Significant clients BT, InterInfo, Microsoft, Rotary International, 4finance.

Other Ranked Lawyers 其他上榜律师

Founding partner Jānis Rozenfelds of Rozenfelds & Partneri is a well-respected practitioner with long-standing experience across all key areas of IP. 

Marcis Krumins of Skudra & Udris is recognised for his experience in patent and trade mark protection and licensing and IP dispute resolution. He also lectures on IP at the University of Latvia and is registered as a patent attorney.

Ineta Krodere of VILGERTS heads the firm's IP department. She is reputed for her experience in contentious cases, frequently representing large international clients in disputes related to trade mark defence and copyright issues.

Foreign Experts

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Senior Statesman

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Eminent Practitioners

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Other Noted Practitioners

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Other Noted Firms

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