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Next generation lawyers

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    • Inga Lukauskiene - Metida Law Firm Zaboliene and Partners
    • Mantas Rimkevičius - Ellex
    • Aurelija Rutkauskaitė - Triniti
    • Erikas Saukalas - Metida Law Firm Zaboliene and Partners

Ellex excels in the IP litigation space. Group head Vytautas Mizaras is representing Akzo Nobel Baltics in two multijurisdictional disputes, including defending the client in a landmark trade mark dispute concerning passing off of signs that are similar to registered a trade mark. Jaunius Gumbis continues to represent Exeltis Baltics in patent litigation regarding the revocation of four patents owned by Bayer. Telia Company and the Lithuanian Basketball Federation are also clients.

At Metida Law Firm Zaboliene and Partners, recently promoted partner Erikas Saukalas brought a high-profile trade mark infringement claim against Aspirinas on behalf of Bayer, which won its case to change the name of the defendant’s company. Managing partner Reda Zaboliene and associate partner Inga Lukauskiene are key contacts. Clients include ACME Europe, Biovela and Carlsberg Breweries.

Sorainendelivers quality work’ to clients, which include Google and Teva Europe. Department head Renata Beržanskienė is representing Wolf Oil Corporation in an anti-counterfeiting action against a Lithuanian manufacturer of automotive lubricants and oils, and routinely advises Red Bull on trade mark matters such as a recent case against Pit Bull. Specialist counsel Stasys Drazdauskas heads the communications, media and technology sector group.

AAA Law’s Andrius Iškauskas defended a shopping centre in a copyright and trade mark registration dispute against an employee focusing on the issue of ownership of copyright during the course of employment. IP registration expert Aušra Pakėnienė, managing partner Otilija Klimaitienė and Giedrė Domkutė are experienced practitioners.

Pharmaceuticals and life sciences expert Žilvinas Kvietkus heads the overall department at Cobalt, which hired senior associate Viltė Kristina Steponėnaitė as head of the IP, IT and data protection team; she joined from Ellex and was hired following Liudas Karnickas’ decision to leave to found Law firm Venckute&Karnickas. Kvietkus has been working alongside Steponėnaitė to handle patent infringement litigation for Abbvie. Paris Elysees, Bayer Cropscience and Allergan are also clients. Julija Beldeninovienė was promoted to senior associate.

Orakulas and Crocs are clients of the ‘excellent’ team at Triniti, whose department head Vilija Viešūnaitė ‘tackles disputes very rationally’; she and associate partner Aurelija Rutkauskaitė have been defending Naujasis Nevėžis against Société des Produits Nestlé in a trade mark and unfair competition dispute. Senior associate Edita Ivanauskienė joined from independent practice.

Eversheds Saladžius (a member of Eversheds Sutherland) handled trade mark and anti-counterfeiting mandates. Practice head Rimtis Puišys is representing a restaurant chain in a trade mark infringement.

Fort’s Mindaugas Kiškis acted for five Lithuanian publishers in filing an e-book copyright infringement and piracy claim against an internet portal, which had its domain seized. INFOBALT and Oxygen Ventures are clients.

Leadell Balciunas & Grajauskas handles copyright and trade mark infringements, as well as registration matters. Senior associates Liūnė Storoženkaitė and Vaidas Radvila are key figures, the latter heading the team.

TGS Baltic assisted BBC subsidiaries with various matters for its television production of War & Peace, including copyrighting the project. Lina Darulienė handles IP disputes and Vidmantas Drizga took over as practice head from Gediminas Lisauskas, who is now with KPMG Law Firm. Ramūnas Birštonas joined Law Firm Raulynaitis, Žemkauskiene ir partneriai.

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