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    • Stasys Drazdauskas - Sorainen
    • Inga Lukauskiene - METIDA Law Firm Zaboliene and Partners
    • Mantas Rimkevičius - Ellex
    • Erikas Saukalas - METIDA Law Firm Zaboliene and Partners

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The key names to note atĀ specialist IP firmĀ AAA LawĀ are Giedrė Domkutė, managing partner Otilija KlimaitieneĀ andĀ AuÅ”ra Pakėnienė.Ā The team advised the National Association of Collective Copyright Management on the implementation of licensing agreements for theĀ Lithuanian Cable Television Association. Vilnius UniversityĀ is also a client.Ā Former partner Andrius IÅ”kauskasĀ left the firm to join the newly formedĀ WINT Law Firm.

Pharmaceutical patents are a core strength for the IP and regulatory practice at Cobalt, which acts for a roster of local and international clients including Novartis.Ā Å½ilvinas KvietkusĀ is the key name to note and recently represented Bayer before the Court of Appeal of Lithuania in a landmarkĀ litigation case relating to the invalidation of several pharmaceutical patents. The team has been strengthened by the addition of two new associates: data protection specialistĀ Renata VasiliauskienėĀ joined from Eversheds Saladžius (a member of Eversheds Sutherland)Ā and Juras ŽymančiusĀ joined from Magnusson.

EllexĀ advises clients on the full spectrum of IP matters, including the enforcement of trade marks and patents and copyright infringements. Practice head Vytautas MizarasĀ and Mantas RimkevičiusĀ successfully acted for football club KaunoĀ Å½algirisĀ in a trade mark dispute relating to the use of the name 'Žalgiris', as well as representingĀ KaunoĀ Å½algiris basketball club in a related dispute.Ā Other key figures in the practice include Jaunius Gumbis.Ā Clients includeĀ Coca-Cola andĀ AkzoNobel. Former practice co-head Laura ZifermanĀ left the partnership to co-found Law Firm WALLESS Burgienė, RečiÅ«nas and partners.

At METIDA Law Firm Zaboliene and Partners, Reda ZabolieneĀ leads the team, which is acting for manufacturing companyĀ John Deere in a trade mark infringement case before the Supreme Court of Lithuania. Erikas SaukalasĀ is noted for his expertise in copyright infringements and counterfeiting. Associated partner Inga LukauskieneĀ is another name to note.

Daivis Å virinasĀ has taken over as head of the IP group at Sorainen, which is advising longstanding client Google onĀ a range of matters, including filing trade mark applications and instigating opposition proceedings, as well as advising on IP protection for the client's products in the Baltic states. Of counselĀ Stasys DrazdauskasĀ assisted with this matter and is recommended for his expertise in trade mark registration and copyright matters. Former practice head Renata BeržanskienėĀ left the firm for an in-house position at Orlen Lietuva, and associate Ignas MotiejÅ«nasĀ joined Ellex.

Mindaugas CivilkaĀ and Vidmantas DrizgaĀ lead the IP practice group atĀ TGS Baltic,Ā which has expertise in trade mark litigation and also handlesĀ data protection matters. Lina DarulienėĀ is the key name for IP litigation; she recently represented Virtuvės mitų griovėjai in a trade mark dispute. Senior associatesĀ Greta Bujutė, whoĀ joined the team fromĀ Danske Bank, and Indrė BarauskienėĀ are also noted.

Rimtis PuiÅ”ysĀ and managing partner Jonas SaladžiusĀ lead the team at Eversheds Saladžius (a member of Eversheds Sutherland),Ā which offers clients advice on the full spectrum of IP law and handles trade markĀ litigation.

LEADELL BalčiÅ«nas & GrajauskasĀ regularly undertakes contentious IP work; Gintaras BalčiÅ«nasĀ Ā is currently representing Naujoji RÅ«ta in several trade mark infringement cases, as well as providing legal advice to pharmaceutical company Roche on patent production.Ā  Practice headĀ Jurgita NajulyteĀ is recommended. Senior associate LiÅ«nė StoroženkaitėĀ has left the firm to join METIDA Law Firm Zaboliene and Partners.

At VILGERTS, managing partnerĀ JÅ«ratė KÅ«gytėĀ leads the team, which has been advising financial institutions, airlines and telecoms companiesĀ on compliance with the new GDPR guidelines. Recent work includes providing legal advice to a leading European construction material company on trade mark infringement. AssociatesĀ Erika BudaitėĀ and Gabija GumbrevičiÅ«tėĀ are recommended.

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