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
  • Baltcom TV
  • Biļešu Paradīze
  • HansaWorld
  • Latvijas Nacionālā opera
  • Latvijas Televīzija
  • OmniScriptum Publishing
  • Orange Media
  • RIMI
  • SK Media
  • Star FM
  • VG Media



VILGERTS advised SIA "Biļešu paradīze", a company of Ekspress Grupp AS, in a dispute in which SIA "Biļešu serviss" contested the results of the procurement tender concerning the sale of tickets for the upcoming and the largest national “Song and Dance Festival” in Latvia.  As a result, the tender results were left unaltered and SIA "Biļešu paradīze" concluded a contract with the contracting authority.

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.

Regular assistance to Ekspress Grupp AS and Biļešu paradīze SIA with various aspects of commercial law.

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.

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.

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.

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