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
  • Balcia Insurance
  • Biolar
  • BSA
  • Cewood
  • DAN Networks
  • Decathlon
  • Draugiem
  • Food Union
  • Giraffe360
  • GroGlass
  • Happy Fish
  • Immo Luxury
  • J. C. Bamford Excavators
  • Jaunais Rīgas teātris
  • Latvijas Balzams
  • Latvijas Nacionālā opera
  • Microsoft
  • OC Visison
  • Omega Pharma Belgium
  • Piasten GmbH
  • Pillar Development
  • Premia
  • Purenn
  • Real Sound Lab
  • Red Bull
  • Rīgas Piena kombināts
  • RIMI
  • Stockmann
  • TKB Birojs
  • VG Media
  • Voxell Production & Distribution
  • Wingo Deposit
  • Wooden Bikes

Experience

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.

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.

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