VILGERTS Intellectual Property Rights team is widely recognized on the market for its high-profile litigation cases in the fields of trademark, patent and copyright protection, both at the national courts and also at the European Court of Justice.
Our team represents major domestic and international companies from various industries helping to develop protection strategies for their IP, to required registrations at national, regional and international level, as well as to protect the clients’ IP rights against violations.
Preparation of an opinion for Netflix - one of the largest film and television streaming platforms in the world - on the implementation of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive and the Directive on Copyright and Related Rights in the Digital Single Market in Latvia.
September 25, 2020
Client representation on the Industrial Property Board of Appeal in trademark registration refusal case.
September 4, 2020
Representation Balcia, insurance company, in the European Union Intellectual Property Office in opposition cases concerning trademark registrations.
September 2, 2020
Preparation of an opinion for Decathlon, one of the world's largest retailers of sporting goods, on various intellectual property issues.
July 1, 2020
Long-term licensing agreement and IPR transfer agreement for our client Wingo Deposit SIA.
June 12, 2020
Legal assistance to Happy Fish with trademark registration in the European Union.
May 17, 2020
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.
February 19, 2020
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.
September 22, 2019
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.
August 15, 2019
VILGERTS represented Piasten GmbH in court case regarding cancellation of the registration of the Latvian national trademark TREETS owned by MARS Incorporated due to non-use of the trademark. The court ruled to cancel TREETS registration in Latvia.
June 19, 2019