Intellectual Property Overview
The SORAINEN Intellectual Property Practice provides high-quality legal services ranging from securing ownership through registration to representation in complex disputes in the Baltics and Belarus. As the front runner in developing legal practice for trade mark and domain name disputes, SORAINEN’s extensive litigation experience also helps clients in non-contentious matters. The scope of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice helps clients extract and enjoy maximum value from their rights while minimising the possible risks.
In recent years, the amount of IP work has increased by approx 30% annually, so that the SORAINEN Intellectual Property Practice team has now grown to 20 professionals. The impressive client list, the size and experience of the team plus the diversity and quality of cases handled confirm SORAINEN as a leading advisor in the IP field in the region.
SORAINEN offers expertise in all key intellectual property areas in the Baltic States and Belarus, including:
- trade marks;
- domain names;
- copyrights and neighbouring rights;
- anti-counterfeiting and piracy matters;
- advice in unfair competition and marketing law;
- intellectual property agreements (licenses, transfers, non-disclosure, confidentiality, etc.);
- prosecution of intellectual property rights in the relevant state institutions;
- enforcement of intellectual property rights, including pre-trial procedures, customs actions, litigation and negotiations.
SORAINEN is a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA), a global association of more than 6,400 trade mark owners and professionals from more than 190 countries, dedicated to supporting trade marks and related intellectual property in order to protect consumers and promote fair and efficient commerce.
SORAINEN is recommended for its Intellectual Property Practice by leading international directories. The Legal 500 notes that “SORAINEN advises on trade mark and domain name registration, IP rights infringement and portfolio management matters, and is particularly recommended for domain name disputes”. Chambers Europe rates SORAINEN as the “Leading team adept at handling complex IP and IT issues”. Meanwhile the World Trademark Review 1000 accentuates that “[SORAINEN’s] track record in litigation and transactional assignments is scarcely rivalled, while its prosecution capabilities distinguish it from its full-service rivals” and “[SORAINEN] can move quickly on cross-border enforcement initiatives, thanks to a pan-Baltic presence and outstanding regional connections”.
The head of the SORAINEN Intellectual Property Practice is Renata Beržanskienė.
Local heads of the SORAINEN Intellectual Property Practice are: