Name
Kalīne Ozola

Associate

Languages

English, Latvian

Location

Latvia

Primary practices:

IPR, GDPR & Data Protection

Secondary practices:

Banking & Finance, M&A

Contacts

+371 27 542 967

kaline.ozola@vilgerts.com

Contacts

+371 27 542 967

kaline.ozola@vilgerts.com

Primary practices:

IPR, GDPR & Data Protection

Secondary practices:

Banking & Finance, M&A

Profile

Kalīne Ozola, Mag.iur. provides legal expertise and assistance to VILGERTS clients in  high profile cases concerning IPR, data protection and M&A.

Kalīne specializes in copyright infringement cases - specifically in proceedings related to software counterfeit prosecution. One of her projects includes assistance in considerable amount of criminal and administrative violation cases on behalf of Microsoft Corporation (U.S.). Kalīne assists clients in trademark registration cases as well as trademark disputes on nation level and before the European Union Intellectual Property Office.

As part of the VILGERTS data protection team, Kalīne advises clients on data protection matters focusing on fair processing of employee data. Kalīne helps the team to audit and train clients in health, telecom and retail industries. Kalīne is part of VILGERTS external data protection officer team.

Kalīne also advises clients in M&A deals and her main responsibilities include legal due diligence of the sell-side.

 

Career

2016 / Associate, VILGERTS
2015 – 2016 / Judge Assistant, Administrative District Court Riga Court house
2014 / Legal Assistant / Law office of Uldis Sneibahs
2013 / Legal department / Intern, BALTA Insurance AAS
2012 / Project Assistant / Intern, Latvijas Krājbanka AS

Education

2016 / University of Latvia, Mag.iur.
2014 / University of Tartu, Visiting student

Experience

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.

VILGERTS together with Datakom, a leading IT services provider, conducted a full due diligence of a Latvian pharmaceutical champion. The GDPR compliance package involves a due diligence, where lawyers and IT experts sit side by side in interviews and the analysis phase and automatically catalogue the client’s personal data. The company has spread throughout the EU and CIS; therefore our task was to offer solutions to managing data export and imports that would fit its culture

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