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Intellectual Property — Lithuania


AAA Law - Intellectual Property Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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

Managing partner Otilija Klimaitienė is well regarded among commentators, with one in particular calling her "one of the best IP specialists in Lithuania." She is experienced in handling trade mark and patent-related matters, and often appears before both the Lithuanian State Patent Bureau and the European Patent Office in regard to IP registration and defence.

Andrius Iškauskas has strong market recognition for his knowledge and experience in IP. He is known as a specialist in IP litigation, IT law and authors' rights, and sources confirm that "he knows this area very well."

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METIDA Law Firm Zaboliene and Partners - Intellectual Property Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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, including the energy, media, retail and software spaces in Lithuania and abroad.

Strengths Interviewees confirm the team's standing as one of the market leaders, saying: "They cover all IP matters and are capable in a lot of different scenarios."

Sources also confirm the team's capabilities when dealing with trade mark law, with one saying: "They can provide lots of technical support in that field."

Work highlights Defended SWATCH against a trade mark infringment claim from Apple.

Represented Euroapotheca before the Lithuanian patent office in a trade mark infringement case brought by one of their leading competitors.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Reda Zaboliene has established herself as one of the leaders in the market, and is particularly strong in IP litigation. Market commentators confirm this by describing her as "one of the longest-standing IP lawyers, a true trade mark specialist."

Erikas Saukalas joins the rankings following continued recognition from interviewees. He is known for his work relating to trade marks, having successfully represented SWATCH in defending their trade marks following a filing by Apple.

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Ellex Valiunas - Intellectual Property Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-reputed IP group handling the full range of advisory and contentious matters. Particularly strong on copyright law, while also handling trade mark, unfair competition, design, advertising and patent issues. Regularly represents important domestic and international clients from the sport, TMT and retail sectors, among others. Known for its deep bench of IP specialists.

Strengths Clients praise the team for its customer-oriented approach, highlighting the lawyers' "responsible attitude and in-depth knowledge of customer needs."

The team also garners praise for its exactness and accuracy, with one client saying: "Everything was prepared very patiently," while another adds: "We were pleased with both the process and the result."

Work highlights Represented Telia Lietuva in a case regarding a blocking injunction of torrent website Linkomanija.

Acted on behalf of BC Žalgiris in its dispute with FK Žalgiris over various supposed trade mark infringements and the use of the 'Žalgiris' name.

Notable practitioners

Vytautas Mizaras has an established reputation as an academic and one of the leaders of IP law in Lithuania. Clients enthuse: "He is one of the best specialists in Lithuania," and another interviewee comments: "He is a very helpful, responsive and pragmatic individual."

Senior associate Mantas Rimkevičius is well respected by peers in the market, with multiple sources confirming his strength in the IP sphere. He is active in dealing with issues relating to advertising, copyrights, trade marks and unfair competition. He assisted Exeltis Baltics with its patent litigation against Bayer.

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Ellex Valiunas has significant expertise in advising major global technology companies and others with exposure to Intellectual Property and TMT (technology, media, telecommunications) issues. We have taken part in the most innovative and complex IP- and technology-related projects. Members of our team are widely regarded as leading lawyers in both contentious and non-contentious industrial property, copyright, and computer software matters. 

Our IP expertise ranges from sophisticated pharmaceutical patent matters to major disputes involving trademark, design, copyright, protection against unfair competition, and illegal parallel import issues. We are also involved in core intellectual property and information technology legislative initiatives.


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Sorainen - Intellectual Property Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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 and unfair competition. Especially active for clients in the gaming, TMT and pharmaceutical sectors, representing domestic and international businesses.

Strengths Clients are impressed by the team's business acumen, saying they give "commercially good judgement."

Work highlights Represented Wolf Oil in its claim against a counterfeiter.

Advised 15min on their dispute with another news portal regarding the infringement of copyrights of news articles.

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TRINITI - Intellectual Property Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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, along with being active representing clients in the start-up space.

Strengths Clients appreciate the team's client service, saying: "The lawyers are very flexible, approachable, and they always seem ready to help on a personal level."

Work highlights Assisted Deeper with the protection of its IP portfolio in Lithuania and in over 50 other countries.

Advised Triumph International on a number of matters in regard to the protection of its trade marks in Lithuania.

Notable practitioners

Department head Vilija Viešūnaitė moves up in the rankings due to strong recognition, and is especially known for handling a range of IP matters including anti-counterfeiting. A source says that "as a client, she makes you feel like you're in safe hands." She assists Hugo Boss with the protection of its IP rights.

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COBALT - Intellectual Property Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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, trade secret issues and general management of IP portfolios.

Strengths The team garners praise for its time keeping, with one client mentioning that they "provided clear advice in a timely manner," while another adds: "The service was delivered promptly."

Clients are left satisfied by the work done by the team, noting that "the firm appreciates its clients and acts responsibly."

Work highlights Represented Bayer in patent infringement litigation initiated by another producer.

Assisted Goodyear with the management of its trade mark portfolio in Lithuania.

Notable practitioners

Žilvinas Kvietkus is a key contact at the firm.

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Eminent Practitioner

Otilija Klimaitienė

AAA Law

From the Chambers Europe guide

Managing partner Otilija Klimaitienė is well regarded among commentators, with one in particular calling her "one of the best IP specialists in Lithuania." She is experienced in handling trade mark and patent-related matters, and often appears before both the Lithuanian State Patent Bureau and the European Patent Office in regard to IP registration and defence.

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Eminent Practitioner

METIDA Law Firm Zaboliene and Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Managing partner Reda Zaboliene has established herself as one of the leaders in the market, and is particularly strong in IP litigation. Market commentators confirm this by describing her as "one of the longest-standing IP lawyers, a true trade mark specialist."

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Band 1

Ellex Valiunas

From the Chambers Europe guide

Vytautas Mizaras has an established reputation as an academic and one of the leaders of IP law in Lithuania. Clients enthuse: "He is one of the best specialists in Lithuania," and another interviewee comments: "He is a very helpful, responsive and pragmatic individual."

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Band 1

Vilija Viešūnaitė

TRINITI

From the Chambers Europe guide

Department head Vilija Viešūnaitė moves up in the rankings due to strong recognition, and is especially known for handling a range of IP matters including anti-counterfeiting. A source says that "as a client, she makes you feel like you're in safe hands." She assists Hugo Boss with the protection of its IP rights.

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Band 2

Andrius Iškauskas

AAA Law

From the Chambers Europe guide

Andrius Iškauskas has strong market recognition for his knowledge and experience in IP. He is known as a specialist in IP litigation, IT law and authors' rights, and sources confirm that "he knows this area very well."

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Band 3

FORT

From the Chambers Europe guide

Mindaugas Kiskis of FORT is well known for his experience handling TMT-related matters among other IP work. Clients say that he "has a quick and rational response to legal matters, and gave us valuable advice." He advised Top Connect on IP disputes and filing international patent protection.

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Band 3

Gediminas Pranevičius

IP Forma

From the Chambers Europe guide

Gediminas Pranevičius of IP Forma enters the rankings due to positive feedback. One source says: "He is known as a trade mark specialist and he's renowned for his speed in completing matters."

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Up and Coming

METIDA Law Firm Zaboliene and Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Erikas Saukalas joins the rankings following continued recognition from interviewees. He is known for his work relating to trade marks, having successfully represented SWATCH in defending their trade marks following a filing by Apple.

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Associates to watch

Mantas Rimkevičius

Ellex Valiunas

From the Chambers Europe guide

Senior associate Mantas Rimkevičius is well respected by peers in the market, with multiple sources confirming his strength in the IP sphere. He is active in dealing with issues relating to advertising, copyrights, trade marks and unfair competition. He assisted Exeltis Baltics with its patent litigation against Bayer. 

^ See whole ranking table