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  1. IP, IT and telecoms
  2. Leading individuals
  3. Next generation lawyers

Leading individuals

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    • Ingrida Karina-Berzina - Cobalt
    • Ineta Krodere - VILGERTS

Next generation lawyers

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    • Linda Birina - Cobalt
    • MńĀrtiŇÜŇ° Gailis - Ellex
    • Brigita Tńďrauda - VILGERTS

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Cobalt‚Äôs ‚Äėexceptional‚Äô team offers clients a¬†wide spectrum of expertise in IP matters, which includes the firm's 'traditional strength' in patent litigation along with data protection services such as GDPR compliance, concentrated in industry sectors like pharmaceuticals and life sciences. Led by Ingrida Karina-Berzina, who impresses with her ‚Äėhigh-level assessment of cases‚Äô, the team recently acted for global street-wear brand Supreme in a counterfeit case. Other clients include household names such as Google and H&M. Senior associate Linda BńęriŇÜa¬†is recommended.

The ‚Äėhighly efficient, responsive and tactful‚Äô practice at Ellex¬†is led by IP specialist¬†MńĀrtiŇÜŇ° Gailis¬†and offers clients a broad spectrum of services related to trade mark protection and IP litigation. The team's client base is located within the¬†pharmaceutical industry, including leading names such as Novartis and¬†GlaxoSmithKline.¬†Recent highlights include regulatory work for Google.

Sorainen¬†has ‚Äėunparalleled experience in the region‚Äô and attracts local and international clients, particularly from the pharmaceuticals and life sciences sectors, with its full range of IP and technology services. Led by Agris RepŇ°s, the team continues to advise Google on local IT and IP law regarding its Baltic operations. Andris TauriŇÜŇ°¬†is recommended.

Eversheds Sutherland BitńĀns' full-service practice group has expertise in copyright, trade mark and patent litigation and privacy issues.¬†In a recent highlight,¬†Agris BitńĀns¬†provided a legal opinion to the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia on the conformity of the Civil Procedure Law with data privacy rights. Newly promoted partner¬†Elńęna MuciŇÜa¬†also assisted on this matter. Inese KalnńĀja-Zelńća¬†has left the firm for R√∂dl & Partner.

Kronbergs ńĆukste Levin's practice is led by Valter Kronbergs¬†and noted practitioners include Vineta ńĆukste-Jurjeva¬†and¬†Zane Veidemane BńďrziŇÜa. The firm represented¬†4finance in a trade mark dispute with a competitor¬†concerning the use of a logo. New clients include Nikon.

TGS Baltic acts for local and multinational companies across various industry sectors, offering clients advice on a broad range of IP issues and technology licensing. Andra Rubene is a key contact at the practice, along with Nauris Grigals. The pair represented a pharmacy company in a dispute with an IT company related to the cash register software system, which was resolved through an out-of-court settlement.

VILGERTS's practice group is overseen by¬†Brigita Tńďrauda¬†and Katrine Plavina,¬†who are representing Red Bull in trade mark invalidation proceedings.¬†Other clients include Microsoft. Ineta Krodere¬†is also a key contact.

Ieva Judinska-Bandeniece leads the full-service IP practice at FORT, which counts ExpressCredit and KIA Auto as clients. The firm also advises a number of start-ups and fintech companies.

Sergei Petrov leads the team at NJORD Law Firm, which consists of senior associates Anna Kosinska and Laura Ozola. They provide clients with advice on data protection and trade mark licensing and infringement.

Agency Tria Robit is a group of specialist patent and trade mark attorneys led by Vladimir Anohin. It regularly acts for local and international clients in patent litigation and advises on trade mark infringement and protection matters. IP specialists include Klara Aniskevica and Dmitri Anohin.

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