Sorainen successfully represented dairy products producer Lukšių pieninė in a dispute against Pieno žvaigždës, a leading Lithuanian manufacturer of milk and dairy products, over use of the Liliputas brand.

Vilnius district court ruled that Pieno žvaigždės has no right to use Liliputas or any similar brand name in Lithuania or abroad without permission from Lukšių pieninė, which is the rightful owner of the brand. The court ordered Pieno žvaigždės to pay Lukšių pieninė EUR 14 700 as compensation for material damage.

Pieno žvaigždės can appeal against the judgement to a higher court within 30 days.

Pieno žvaigždės was illegally using the Liliputas name written in Cyrillic script to brand cheese exported outside EU territory, while Lukšių pieninė sells Liliputas branded cheese in Lithuania and abroad. In 2015 the European Commission included Liliputas cheese in its Protected Geographical Indication list.

Sorainen represented the client in the court proceedings including assistance with preparing the claim as well as other procedural court documents.

The Sorainen team was led by partner Žygimantas Pacevičius with counsel Stasys Drazdauskas and associate Ignas Motiejūnas.