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Intellectual Property — Lithuania


AAA Law - Intellectual Property

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Band 1

第一等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

What the team is known for Market-leading boutique firm, especially well regarded for its trade mark and patent expertise. Draws on its experienced team to handle IP registration, licensing, rights transfers and litigation, including in relation to industrial designs, domains, trade secrets and authors' rights.

Notable practitioners

Andrius Iškauskas is well respected in the market, with a reputation among commentators for his knowledge and experience. He frequently handles IP litigation, and also has additional expertise regarding IT law.

Managing partner Otilija Klimaitienė is a highly respected IP practitioner, with a particular focus on patents and trade marks. She is active in IP registration and defence, handling cases before both the Lithuanian State Patent Office and the European Patent Office.

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METIDA Law Firm Zaboliene and Partners - Intellectual Property

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Band 1

第一等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Reda Zaboliene
- 3 partners
- 7 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Pre-eminent boutique offering a comprehensive service on the gamut of IP matters. Especially active regarding registration and litigation, handling a high volume of patent, trade mark, design, copyright and anti-counterfeiting matters. Represents leading local and international clients from a wide range of sectors.

Strengths The team draws strong praise for its overall service and accessibility, with clients noting: "We are very satisfied and happy with their services; they are a very responsive and reliable firm."

Work highlights Successfully acted for Bayer as the plaintiff on a trade mark infringement dispute, related to the use of the name Aspirin.

Defended FRANMAX against a trade mark infringement claim from SEVEN SpA.

Significant clients Biocentras, Biovela, Carlsberg Breweries, Pieno žvaigždės, Saint-Gobain.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Reda Zaboliene enjoys the respect of the market and has particularly strong track record in IP litigation. She also handles registrations and searches and is described by one source as "really good in building her practice and in representing clients in trade mark matters."

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Ellex Valiunas - Intellectual Property

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Band 2

第二等

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Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Jaunius Gumbis and Vytautas Mizaras
- 2 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Reputable IP group handling the full range of advisory and contentious matters. Particularly strong on copyright law, whilst also handling trade mark, unfair competition, advertising and patent issues. Regularly represents important domestic and international clients from the sport, TMT and retail sectors, among others.

Strengths The group's speedy service is a key strength for clients, who report: "They were fast and efficient; I would certainly work with them again."

Work highlights Acted for Akzo Nobel Baltics as the defendant on a trade mark infringement case, involving the issue of whether a similar sign to an existing registered mark can be used if it describes the purpose of the product.

Represented Exeltis Baltics in patent litigation, concerning its claim for the revocation of four separate patents registered by Bayer.

Significant clients Coca-Cola, IBM, JCDecaux, Lithuanian Basketball Federation, TeliaSonera.

Notable practitioners

Vytautas Mizaras moves up to the top tier as a result of his excellent reputation in the market, especially regarding copyright law. He is also active in trade mark and unfair competition instructions. Sources note his academic proficiency and "strong experience and knowledge of IP." Recently, he represented Lithuanian Neighbouring Rights Association in four IP cases against Sony, Universal and Warner relating to copyright collecting society issues.

Senior associate Mantas Rimkevičius has a growing reputation in the market and is particularly noted for his advertising law expertise. He is also highly active in matters pertaining to copyrights, trade marks and unfair competition.

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Sorainen - Intellectual Property

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Band 2

第二等

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Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Renata Beržanskienė
- 1 partner
- 11 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Robust IP practice, particularly active in trade mark and copyright disputes. Possesses strong expertise relating to online infringement, including domain names as well as anti-counterfeiting issues. Especially active for clients in the gaming, TMT and pharmaceutical sectors.

Strengths Clients praise the team for its expertise in IP, asserting: "We are highly satisfied with their legal services: they are one of the strongest specialists in the market."

Work highlights Represented Wolf Oil in anti-counterfeiting proceedings against a Lithuanian automotive lubricant and oil producer.

Advised Bosch on the prohibited use of its logos in Lithuania, including warning letters sent to four different entities.

Significant clients Google, Microsoft, Nordcurrent Group, Siemens, Vilkyškių pieninė.

Notable practitioners

Renata Beržanskienė heads the firm's IP practice, and has a wide range of expertise spanning domain names, trade marks, design rights, data protection and copyright issues. She assisted Red Bull with trade mark infringement matters.

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TRINITI - Intellectual Property

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Band 2

第二等

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Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Vilija Viešūnaitė
- 1 partner
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Established IP team providing extensive service in trade mark and design registration and disputes. Also well placed to handle anti-counterfeiting issues, the protection of inventions and patent filing. Regularly assists major domestic and international clients.

Strengths The team is noted for its excellent commercial acumen. Clients report: "They demonstrate deep knowledge of IP law and are business-oriented, therefore the team always helps to find the best and most efficient solutions to our problems."

Work highlights Assisted Hugo Boss with anti-counterfeiting and customs procedures relating to products in Lithuania.

Represented Waltcher in its claim against Miltonas, concerning alleged design infringement in the production of 3D shaped cookies.

Significant clients Axis Industries, Lithuanian Neighbouring Rights Association, Narbutas, Naujasis Nevėžis, Orakulas.

Notable practitioners

Department head Vilija Viešūnaitė acts on a range of IP issues, including anti-counterfeiting and is particularly praised by clients for "giving clear answers and practical advice." She advised Crocs in relation to various design infringement, unfair competition and anti-counterfeiting issues.

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COBALT - Intellectual Property

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Band 3

第三等

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Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Žilvinas Kvietkus
- 1 partner
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Broad IP offering, frequently acting for leading international clients from sectors such as pharmaceuticals and TMT. Handles IP applications and rights protection, especially trade mark registrations and patent litigation as well as copyright, customs enforcement and trade secret issues.

Work highlights Successfully acted for Allergan on a case concerning the use of its Botox trade mark in Lithuania, which was the subject of a dispute with Lithuanian medicine control agency.

Represented Paris Elysees in a case involving customs enforcement and IP rights infringement.

Significant clients AbbVie, Bayer Schering Pharma, Fidelio Consulting, Novartis, Rokiškio sūris.

Notable practitioners

Žilvinas Kvietkus has a wealth of experience in patent, trade mark and copyright issues, especially in the pharmaceutical space. He has assisted Alcon Research concerning patent infringement litigation.

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Eversheds Saladžius (a member of Eversheds Sutherland) - Intellectual Property

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Band 3

第三等

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Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Rimtis Puišys
- 2 partners
- 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Offers representation in a variety of contentious and non-contentious IP matters. Particularly active in trade mark litigation and registration as well as on patent, anti-counterfeiting, franchising and licensing issues. Frequently acts for international clients, including in the TMT and automotive sectors.

Work highlights Assisted Samsung with the defence of its IP rights within Lithuania.

Acted for Game Insight on IP registration in various countries, including Lithuania, Russia, the USA and Japan.

Significant clients CDS, Confinn, Fortum, Prezo, Volkswagen.

Notable practitioners

Tomas Jakubauskas is well experienced at handling a range of IP matters, including in relation to trade marks, patents, domain names, copyrights and designs. His practice encompasses both IP registration and disputes.

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Band 1

Ellex Valiunas

From the Chambers Europe guide

Vytautas Mizaras moves up to the top tier as a result of his excellent reputation in the market, especially regarding copyright law. He is also active in trade mark and unfair competition instructions. Sources note his academic proficiency and "strong experience and knowledge of IP." Recently, he represented Lithuanian Neighbouring Rights Association in four IP cases against Sony, Universal and Warner relating to copyright collecting society issues.

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Band 1

METIDA Law Firm Zaboliene and Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Managing partner Reda Zaboliene enjoys the respect of the market and has particularly strong track record in IP litigation. She also handles registrations and searches and is described by one source as "really good in building her practice and in representing clients in trade mark matters."

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Band 2

Renata Beržanskienė

Sorainen

From the Chambers Europe guide

Renata Beržanskienė heads the firm's IP practice, and has a wide range of expertise spanning domain names, trade marks, design rights, data protection and copyright issues. She assisted Red Bull with trade mark infringement matters.

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Band 2

Andrius Iškauskas

AAA Law

From the Chambers Europe guide

Andrius Iškauskas is well respected in the market, with a reputation among commentators for his knowledge and experience. He frequently handles IP litigation, and also has additional expertise regarding IT law.

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Band 2

Otilija Klimaitienė

AAA Law

From the Chambers Europe guide

Managing partner Otilija Klimaitienė is a highly respected IP practitioner, with a particular focus on patents and trade marks. She is active in IP registration and defence, handling cases before both the Lithuanian State Patent Office and the European Patent Office.

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Band 2

Vilija Viešūnaitė

TRINITI

From the Chambers Europe guide

Department head Vilija Viešūnaitė acts on a range of IP issues, including anti-counterfeiting and is particularly praised by clients for "giving clear answers and practical advice." She advised Crocs in relation to various design infringement, unfair competition and anti-counterfeiting issues.

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Band 3

Žilvinas Kvietkus

COBALT

From the Chambers Europe guide

Žilvinas Kvietkus has a wealth of experience in patent, trade mark and copyright issues, especially in the pharmaceutical space. He has assisted Alcon Research concerning patent infringement litigation.

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Associates to watch

Tomas Jakubauskas

Eversheds Saladžius (a member of Eversheds Sutherland)

From the Chambers Europe guide

Tomas Jakubauskas is well experienced at handling a range of IP matters, including in relation to trade marks, patents, domain names, copyrights and designs. His practice encompasses both IP registration and disputes.

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Associates to watch

Mantas Rimkevičius

Ellex Valiunas

From the Chambers Europe guide

Senior associate Mantas Rimkevičius has a growing reputation in the market and is particularly noted for his advertising law expertise. He is also highly active in matters pertaining to copyrights, trade marks and unfair competition.

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