IP, IT and telecoms in Latvia
Cobalt’s ‘exceptional’ 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 ‘high-level assessment of cases’, 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 Bīriņa is recommended.
The ‘highly efficient, responsive and tactful’ practice at Ellex is led by IP specialist Mārtiņš 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 ‘unparalleled experience in the region’ 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 Repšs, the team continues to advise Google on local IT and IP law regarding its Baltic operations. Andris Tauriņš is recommended.
Eversheds Sutherland Bitāns' full-service practice group has expertise in copyright, trade mark and patent litigation and privacy issues. In a recent highlight, Agris Bitāns 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 Elīna Muciņa also assisted on this matter. Inese Kalnāja-Zelča has left the firm for Rödl & Partner.
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.