We advised Local Ocean, a Lithuanian aquaculture technology company, on intellectual property matters related to its development of sustainable and eco-friendly farming technology for growing high-quality shrimp.
Supplying quality shrimps while preserving marine life
Local Ocean’s production method has been developed to ensure minimum ecological impact. The company’s farming methods involve the use of renewable energies, zero water exchange, and recycling and reusing waste. Local Ocean has a high-quality control standard; and for this reason has banned the use of chemicals, antibiotics or synthetic products in its shrimp production.
By developing shrimp farming methods that guarantee high-quality shrimps and ecological efficiency, Local Ocean aims to fight the destruction of vast areas of mangroves, overfishing of shrimps in the wild, and significant human rights abuses in the shrimp farming business.
Our services and team
Our team, consisting of counsel Stasys Drazdauskas and associate Raminta Matulytė, performed a comprehensive legal analysis, which was needed for the company’s freedom-to-operate report on the shrimp growing method. Our services included the search for existing aquaculture growing technology patents, and a comparison of the methods used. The issued freedom-to-operate report provides an overview of third-party patent rights and potential infringement risks.
Local Ocean was advised on a pro bono basis, as part of our Shared Mission programme for the year 2022. Every year, through this programme we provide EUR 100,000 worth of free legal and tax advice to companies and initiatives that aim to do good in local and global communities in an innovative way.