Intellectual Property Experience

Advice on launch of services in the Baltics, incl review of end-user terms and conditions under local mandatory law plus advice on regulatory issues.

 

Managing Google’s trade mark portfolio in the Baltics. SORAINEN is the sole trade mark portfolio manager for GOOGLE Inc. in all three Baltic States.

 

Advice on trade mark portfolio takeover and management. SORAINEN is the sole representative of Hilton’s trade mark portfolio in all three Baltic States.

 

Representation in litigation over unlawful use of client’s domain name.

Advice on intellectual property matters in the Baltic States and Belarus.

 

Advice on acquisition of leading 3D CAD collaboration platform GrabCAD in an all-cash transaction.

 

Representation in trade mark litigation against car service illegally using Bosch trade marks.

 

Ongoing advice on franchising issues in the Baltic States.

Advice in rare cross-border trade mark infringement action.

 

Assistance in convincing the Estonian Patent Office that the word TIETO is well-known and acquired distinctive character through use in Estonia.

 

Representation in intellectual property disputes in court and before the Latvian Patent Office.

 

Successful representation in trade mark dispute with the International Olympic Committee which challenged the trade mark “Olimpia” used as the name of a shopping mall.

Advice on trade mark registration issues, drafting statement of defence against the Latvian Patent Office’s provisional refusal.

 

Drafting acquisition documents for large real estate in Riga, including on intellectual property rights relating to previous design.

 

Assistance in dispute with Latvian society of collective related rights management plus removal of provisional measures for alleged breach of intellectual property rights.

 

Assistance in preparing complex patent, technology and know-how licensing agreements.

Representation in potential dispute involving sale of counterfeit products. After a warning letter and several phone calls, the infringing articles were removed and the case resolved.

 

Lithuanian Bar Association

Representation in dispute over unlawful registration of domain names.  Defending the name “advocates” against unauthorized use.

 

Continuous advice on intellectual property rights management issues plus representation in IP rights related disputes.

 

Representation in claim against Lithuanian distributors over unauthorised use of CHEVRON’s intellectual property rights, incl the CHEVRON and TEXACO trade marks.

IP due diligence of leading mobile applications developer in sale of business to Mindspark Interactive Network.

 

Assistance in maintaining client’s trade mark portfolio.

 

Leading international hotel chain

Complex advice on construction and operation of hotels in Minsk (incl adapting the client’s international franchise agreements to requirements of local law).

 

Revising multi-country usage franchise and subfranchise agreements to comply with Belarusian law plus consulting on corporate matters.

Representation before Belarus authorities and in court procedures to combat counterfeiting activities.

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