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Tax: Senior tax experts join VILGERTS in Latvia.

May 22, 2018 by Gints Vilgerts

VILGERTS has strengthened its legal services with a launch of a new Tax practice with two senior tax experts Mrs Jūlija Sauša and Mrs Viktorija Kristholde-Lūse. The head of the tax team at VILGERTS, Jūlija Sauša, PhD Cand. (University of...

IPR: Distributor may not register in its name the trademark of the original prod...

February 26, 2018 by Brigita Tērauda

The local distributors of goods produced by their foreign partners shall remember that they do not obtain the rights to the producer’s trademark in Latvia. The principle that an agent (representative, franchisee, distributor, etc.) may not register in its own...

IPR: Trademarks consisting of widely used words may fail in the courts.

February 22, 2018 by Brigita Tērauda

Businesses sometimes tend to favour choosing descriptive or highly suggestive trademarks for their goods or services. A trademark which at least partly describes the goods or services may seem attractive as less efforts are needed to explain to the customers...

Real Estate & Construction: In Belarus, rules related to construction works...

January 5, 2018 by Aliaksandr Stsepanenka

With the new Decree “On Entrepreneurship Development” entering into force in February 2018, Belarus relaxes the rules in the Real Estate & Construction industry. Property owners, as well as tenants, will be able to carry out major repairs and upgrading...

IPR: Registered IP rights is good start, but not a guarantee to survive challeng...

December 6, 2017 by Brigita Tērauda

No doubt, it is wise to protect your IP rights (inventions, designs, trademarks) through registration. Nevertheless, the value of the registration should not be overestimated. Meaning, that it is only for the IP owner itself to assess if its rights...

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