Who We Are

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.

Practice In Detail
  • Advertising
  • Anti-Counterfeiting
  • Brands
  • Broadcasting
  • Copyright
  • Data Privacy
  • Database
  • Designs
  • IP Transactions
  • IT
  • Litigation
  • Outsourcing
  • Patents
  • Technology contracts
  • Trade Marks
  • eBusiness
Clients
  • КИНОМАНИЯ.ТВ
  • AirBaltic
  • Airdog
  • Autodesk
  • Balcia Insurance
  • Biolar
  • BSA
  • Cewood
  • DAN Networks
  • Draugiem
  • Food Union
  • Giraffe360
  • GroGlass
  • Immo Luxury
  • J. C. Bamford Excavators
  • Jaunais Rīgas teātris
  • Latvijas Balzams
  • Latvijas Nacionālā opera
  • Latvijas Pasts
  • Microsoft
  • OC Visison
  • Omega Pharma Belgium
  • Piasten GmbH
  • Pillar Development
  • Premia
  • Purenn
  • Real Sound Lab
  • Red Bull
  • Rīgas Piena kombināts
  • RIMI
  • Stockmann
  • VG Media
  • Wooden Bikes

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 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.

Representing AS Air Baltic Corporation before the court in a civil dispute with SIA Baltic Taxi where the client asks for invalidation of the conflicting trademark registrations and use prohibition. The first instance court and appellate court ruled to satisfy our client’s claim. The case in pending for review at the Supreme Court.

Representing Red Bull GmbH in trademark invalidation proceedings against trademark PITBULL. Initially Board of Appeal upheld the opposition only partially and the client filed for appeal. The court ruled in favour of Red Bull and invalidated the PITBULL trademark registration completely.

VILGERTS represented AS Latvijas balzams in a trademark opposition case where the opponent’s trademark consisted mainly of non-distinctive elements being disclaimed in the registration. The Board of Appeal ruled to reject the opposition filed against the trademark of AS LATVIJAS BALZAMS.

Improvement of regulatory legislation of Industrial Property Rights.

Research of intellectual property and risk assessment, management of intellectual property strategy.

Representation of clients and trademark owners in the Latvian Patent Board for trademark registration procedures and disputes of Industrial Property Board of Appeal.

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