Mr Andris Tauriņš > Sorainen > Riga, Latvia > Lawyer Profile

Sorainen
KR. VALDEMARA 21
LV-1010 Riga
Latvia

Work Department

Data Protection, Dispute Resolution & Risk Management, Intellectual Property

Position

Partner, head of Technology, Media and Telecommunications sector group and co-head of Dispute Resolution & Risk Management practice in Latvia

Career

As head of Technology, Media and Telecommunications sector group and co-head of Dispute Resolution & Risk Management practice in Latvia​​​​​​​, Andris Tauriņš helps clients resolve IP disputes: the key to success is constant learning and loyalty to ideals.

Notable clients. During his career, Andris has advised many prominent clients who have placed their trust in him. These clients include technology manufacturer Robert Bosch (trademark protection), technology manufacturer Makita Corporation (domain name protection), concrete technology company Primekss (litigation on patent violation), pharmacy company Ratiopharm (litigation on patent violation), social network ASKfm (trademark and domain name protection), pharmacy company Rigvir (trademark use), gambling organiser Olympic Casino (trademark protection) and fitness organisation Crossfit (trademark protection).

Licensed patent attorney. As a licensed professional patent attorney specialising in trade marks, Andris  is qualified to represent international clients before the Latvian Patent Authority and the Industrial Property Board of Appeal in trademark-related matters.

Lectures on IP. Lecturing on intellectual property topics is Andris’ pleasure, for example as a visiting lecturer on intellectual property rights at Riga Business School, or on copyright matters at Latvia Culture College, as well as at the Sorainen Student Academy.

Languages

English, Latvian, Russian

Memberships

  • Latvian Bar Association
  • Association of Latvian Professional Patent Attorneys (LPPA)

Education

  • The Hague Academy of International Law (courses on public and private international law)
  • London School of Economics and Political Science, UK (intellectual property law and society course, 2012; course on cyberlaw, 2016)
  • Leiden University, The Netherlands (LLM in European Law)
  • University of Latvia, Latvia (LLM)

Lawyer Rankings

Latvia > IP, IT and telecoms

(Next Generation Partners)

Andris TauriņšSorainen

Sorainen acts for clients in a wide array of industries, such as TMT, life sciences, industrials, consumer goods and transport. Clients instruct the firm for advice on patents, trade marks, domain names, copyright, IP transfers and trade secrets, among other areas. Team head Ieva Andersone has additional expertise in consumer protection, competition and data protection. Andris Tauriņš is another key individual.

Latvia > Dispute resolution

Cross-border disputes are a particular strong point at Sorainen, which acts for governments and investors in arbitration matters connected with bilateral investment treaties. Other areas of activity include procurement and public infrastructure projects, general commercial litigation, tax litigation and white-collar crime cases and tax litigation. Valts Nerets co-chairs the practice with Andris Tauriņš, who is focused on IP and TMT matters. Counsel Raivo Raudzeps is a key name for procurement disputes. Nauris Grigals was a new arrival in early 2022 from TGS Baltic.