Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Ants Nõmper
- 1 partner
- 3 other qualified lawyers
What the team is known for An outstanding practice that handles the gamut of complex IP disputes involving copyright, patent, trade mark and design protection matters as well as data protection and domain name issues. Acts for well-known clients in sectors such as publishing, software, IT and pharmaceuticals.
Strengths The practice is renowned by clients for its proactive and timely service: "They are very quick and efficient, there is never unnecessary delay."
According to another source, "they are very rational and adopt a really professional approach. They try to explain everything in a really clear way. From a professional perspective it was a very good experience."
Work highlights Advised Redd Solicitors on a complex Community trade mark infringement dispute.
Represented Pandora in litigation against an unofficial retailer of Pandora jewellery concerning the unlawful use of the store concept and the 'Pandora' trade mark.
Significant clients Bayer, AstraZeneca, Eesti Pandipakend, Sanofi Aventis Estonia.
Ants Nõmper is widely recognised as one of the most prominent practitioners in the market: "He is one of the key lawyers in Estonia IP, a real standout." He advises clients on high-profile IP cases, including in the IT and technology spaces, and according to clients, "he is very clever and his work ethic is good. He is excellent in court and he acts with haste." He recently acted for Bayer Pharma on a major patent dispute before the Supreme Court.
Mari Must has specialist expertise in IP registration and dispute matters and regularly advises clients on major patent, trade mark and domain name litigation. She recently assisted Saturn Investment with an EU trade mark cancellation action. One interviewee notes: "She explains to us why we need to do things a certain way. She is straightforward and analytical."