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Ellex

JOGAILOS 9, 01116 VILNIUS, LITHUANIA
Tel:
Work +370 5 268 1888
Fax:
Fax +370 5 212 5591
Email:
Web:
www.ellex.lt
Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius

Dr Vytautas Mizaras

Tel:
Work +370 52666682
Email:
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Work Department

Industry & Regulatory Practice Group.

Position

Partner at Ellex Lithuania (previously LAWIN Vilnius). Practice areas: IP & IT; Compliance; EU & Competition.

Career

2014 to date - Partner, Ellex Lithuania (previously LAWIN Vilnius); 2010-2014 - Partner, Professional Law Partnership Baltic Legal Solutions Lithuania; 2003 to date - Head of the Private Law Department, Vilnius University, Faculty of Law; 2002-2010 - Advocate, Professional Law Partnership Baltic Legal Solutions Lithuania; 1999-2001 - Advisor to the Minister of Justice on civil law and law of civil procedure, Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania; 1997 to date - Professor, Vilnius University, Faculty of Law.

Languages

Lithuanian, English, German, Russian.

Member

2014 to date - European Law Institute Working Group on EU Copyright Law, Member; 2013 to date - Workgroup European Project on Collective Redress, The British Institute of International and Comparative Law, London, UK, Member; 2010 to date - Notary Certification Examination Commission Member; 2007 to date - Council of Copyright and Related Rights of Lithuania, Member.

Education

2010 - The Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Germany, Scientific Secondment; 2009 - Vilnius University, Lithuania, Postdoctoral qualification (Habilitation); 2006-2008 - The Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Germany, Scientific Secondment; 2002 - Vilnius University, Lithuania, Doctor degree; 2001 - The Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Germany, Scientific Secondment; 1998 - Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Germany, Master of Laws (LL.M.); 1997 - Vilnius University, Lithuania, Master of Laws (LL.M.).


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Vytautas Mizaras - Ellex

Within: Intellectual property

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.

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