IP, IT and telecoms in Estonia
Ellex recently acted for Ambient Sound Investments in two disputes before the European Union Intellectual Property Office pertaining to the phrase "ASI". Ants Nõmper heads the practice and counsel Mari Must handles the firm's IP work in EU courts. Jüri Raidla led the advice to Eesti Loto on a recent ICT procurement. Other key clients include Telia and Estonian Public Broadcasting.
At Derling Primus, Toomas Taube heads the practice, which is noted for its 'ambition and drive'. The group represents HP in several trade mark infringement matters. Another key recent mandate for the firm is representing Liviko in a cross-border trade mark dispute with the Absolut Company. Senior associate Ave Piik is 'one of the strongest tech lawyers in the region' and recently led the firm's advice to IPF Digital on General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and data protection.
At Eversheds Sutherland Ots & Co, the 'always available and proactive' IP and IT team recently advised Zaum Studio on all IP aspects of its game development projects. Practice head Tambet Toomela is 'especially strong in contract negotiations' and recently advised Microsoft on data protection matters. Other key clients include Samsung Electronics and Jobbatical.
Advokaadibüroo PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal OÜ
Advokaadibüroo PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal OÜ recently represented Admiral Markets in a domain name dispute against a fraudulent website. Practice head Priit Lätt is defending Synthon in a dispute with Teva Pharmaceutical Industries over alleged patent infringement, and senior associate Mari-Liis Orav assisted Endover with preparing for the GDPR.
AAA Legal Services
Annika Vait heads the IP/IT practice at ALTERNA, which recently advised IncProIT on the legal status of software ownership, and related copyright issues. The firm also acts for Ericsson Eesti on several matters, as well as advising Baltic Restaurants on data protection matters. Attorney-at-law Epp Lumiste is also recommended.
NJORD Law Firm
FORT recently advised KredEx on the procurement of a new financial administration service. Kirsti Pent and Kuldar-Jaan Torokoff head the practice, and Rene Frolov handles competition matters for industry clients, such as defending STV in an unfair pricing dispute pertaining to pay-TV and broadband access.