Media & Entertainment

Who We Are

Our strength in related practice areas (public procurement, IPR, GDPR, competition law) has naturally created a base of clients from the media and entertainment sector. We act for local and foreign TV channels, cable companies, ticketing, internet and telecom companies, artists, opera and theatres in protection of the most valuable assets that they have – copyright, reputation and market share.

Practice In Detail
  • Copyright
  • Design Protection
  • Domain Litigation
  • IPR Due Diligence
  • Media M&A
  • Software Protection
Clients
  • Baltcom TV
  • HansaWorld
  • Latvijas Nacionālā opera
  • Latvijas Televīzija
  • MAKROENTERTAINMENT
  • OmniScriptum Publishing
  • OPTIBET
  • Orange Media
  • RIMI
  • SK Media
  • Star FM
  • VG Media

Experience

Represented the largest Latvian news portal "Delfi" (owned by leading Baltic media group Ekspress Grupp) in acquisition of the leading Latvian ticket sales company "Biļešu paradīze". VILGERTS team assisted in the whole process, including with the due diligence, transaction advisory, negotiations and financing arrangements.

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.

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

Successfully defending the Latvian National Theatre against a claim of joint copyright of a dramatico-musical work.

Suing one of Latvia's most visited news webpage for defamation of the Latvian National Opera and it's management.

Administering content owners RTL group, Rai Spa, VG Media, Arte G.E.I.E. rights and licensing them to cable operators.

Successfully defending Real Sound Lab SIA, the world's leading loudspeaker measurement and equalization technology developer, against an inventor's claim of patent rights ownership.

Representing DELFI AS in criminal proceedings alleging copyright infringement.

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