Name
Brigita Tērauda

Partner, Head of IPR

Languages

English, Latvian, Russian

Location

Latvia

Primary practices:

Corporate, IPR

Secondary practices:

M&A, Media & Entertainment, Pharma & Healthcare, Retail

Contacts

+371 26 521 082

brigita.terauda@vilgerts.com

Contacts

+371 26 521 082

brigita.terauda@vilgerts.com

Primary practices:

Corporate, IPR

Secondary practices:

M&A, Media & Entertainment, Pharma & Healthcare, Retail

Brigita Tērauda, LL.M. is a recognized attorney in Latvia with respect to intellectual property rights, as well as corporate law. She has extensive experience in providing legal advice on intellectual property related matters, including IP legal due diligence, development of IP protection strategies, commercialisation, licencing, co-existence, registration and transfers.

Brigita represents clients at the court in trademark infringement and invalidation cases, domain disputes, copyright infringement cases, as well as disputes involving patents and designs. She also acts before the Industrial Property Board of Appeal of Latvia and the European Union Intellectual Property Office.

As to her experience in corporate law, Brigita specialises in reorganisation procedures, including cross-border mergers, business transfers, resolution of shareholders’ disputes, as well as corporate governance and board liability issues. Brigita has acted for clients in many M&A transactions, representing either the seller or the buyer.

Chambers and Partners Europe 2018: "She's a well-known and experienced practitioner who has been active in IP for many years."

Career

2019 / Partner, VILGERTS
2017 / Attorney, Head of IPR, VILGERTS
2010 – 2017 / Associated Partner, Attorney, FORT / Krodere & Judinska
2007 – 2010 / Attorney, Head of Corporate Advisory Team, SORAINEN
1998 – 2007 / Senior Associate, SORAINEN
1996 – 1998 / Assistant, Jenavs & Pūce
1994-1996 / Assistant to Deputy State Secretary, The Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Latvia

Education

2001 / Riga Graduate School of Law, LL.M.
1998 / University of Latvia, LL.B.

Membership

2017 / International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), Latvian national group, Board Member
2009 / Member of the Advisory Council, Company Register
2007 / Latvian Bar Association

Publications

2013 / Rights and Obligations of Shareholders When Making Decision on Share Capital Reduction. Jurista Vards, Nr. 27/28 (778/779)
2013 / Interview, Asare A. You Should Protect the Idea by Yourself. Dienas Bizness
2012 / Suggestion to Register Trademarks May be Ambiguous. Dienas Bizness
2009 / Registered Trademark vs. Company Name. Dienas Bizness

Experience

Advised PLH Arkitekter, the architects of the Riga Central station for Rail Baltica, on negotiating and later withdrawing from the procurement agreement for consulting Eiropas Dzelcela linijas, who commissioned the station.

Representing Stockmann in a trademark dispute with ELKOR regarding registration of a trademark which conflicts with the well-known trademark CRAZY DAYS owned by Stockmann. The Board of Appeal and the first instance court ruled to invalidate the conflicting registration. The case is subject to appeal.

VILGERTS represents SIA Rīgas Piena Kombināts in a trademark dispute regarding the client’s registration of a colour per se trademark, which has been challenged by several competitors. The Board of Appels ruled that the client’s trademark registration shall remain valid with respect to curd snacks. The ruling has been challenged at the court.

VILGERTS represented the client IMMO LUXURY in a copyright infringement case regarding unauthorized use of photos. The court ruled to prohibit the defendant to use the photos in question and awarded damages.

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