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
  • 4Finance
  • AirBaltic
  • Airdog
  • Autodesk
  • Bentley Systems
  • Biolar
  • British American Tobacco
  • BSA
  • Draugiem
  • Food Union
  • Immo Luxury
  • J. C. Bamford Excavators
  • Jaunais Rīgas teātris
  • Krasnyj Octyabr
  • Latvijas Balzams
  • Latvijas Nacionālā opera
  • Latvijas Pasts
  • Magnum Medical
  • Microsoft
  • Mikroentertainment
  • Omega Pharma Belgium
  • Premia
  • Purenn
  • Real Sound Lab
  • Red Bull
  • RIMI
  • Sertex Software
  • Stockmann
  • VG Media
  • Wooden Bikes
  • Wrangler

Experience

Improvement of regulatory legislation of Industrial Property Rights.

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

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

Representation of clients in proceedings of copyright, trademark and industrial design protection.

Representing Microsoft Corporation (U.S.) in preliminary ruling procedure before the Court of Justice of the European Union initiated by the Riga Regional Court regarding the legal interpretation and application of the EU rules governing exhaustion in relation to reproductions of “original” computer programs.

Representing members of BSA/The Software Alliance (including Microsoft Corporation (U.S.), Autodesk Incorporated, Bentley Systems and others) in more than 20 criminal and administrative proceedings worth EUR 0.35 Mio, related to software counterfeit prosecution and litigation as well as protection of copyrights and trademarks.

Developing and implementing litigation strategy and representing Air Baltic Corporation AS before the court in a high-profile civil dispute with Baltic Taxi SIA regarding misappropriation of Air Baltic Corporation AS trademarks.

Providing advice to Red Bull GmbH on different aspects of trademark protection in Latvia, including legal opinion, representation in contentious matters, settlement negotiations and other.

Representing Omega Pharma Belgium NV in a trademark dispute ATERIN vs. ARTERIN against Silvanols SIA, involving interpretation of priority and similarity of trademarks issues, as well as fair/unfair use concept.

Representing Latvijas Pasts VAS in high-profile IP and IT dispute against Exigen Services (the leading IT company in Latvia), where after the software development agreement between interested parties was terminated, Exigen Services filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Latvijas Pasts VAS.

Key Contacts

Ineta Krodere

Senior Partner, IPR

+371 29 223 774

ineta.krodere@vilgerts.comEmail

Brigita Tērauda

Head of IPR

+371 26 521 082

brigita.terauda@vilgerts.comEmail

Kalīne Ozola

Associate

+371 27 542 967

kaline.ozola@vilgerts.comEmail

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