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.
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.