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On 29 May, 2020 the Opposition Division of EUIPO examined the opposition filed in the name of the Latvian company Orkla Latvija, SIA against the EUTM application No. 018001757 “LAIMA”. The opposition was filed against the goods in class 3,…

We expect the UK to leave the EU on 31 December 2020.

The date of 31.12.2020 is crucial to those entrepreneurs who have business or to those who are willing to have business in the UK. Given the worldwide crisis due to COVID-19, this period is…

Our client JACK DANIEL’S PROPERTIES, INC. in 2019 filed an opposition against the international registration “BLACK JACK FOR ALL” designating Latvia  (No. WO 1418720). The opposition was filed against goods in class 33.

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The popular website and magazine The World Trademark Review once again recognises Michael Gleissner’s defeat in Latvian court proceedings against our client Jaxid GmbH. As mentioned in our previous articles, Michael Gleissner is a famous…

In view of the Directive (EU) 2015/2436 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to trade marks, on 6th of February, 2020 the Latvian Parliament adopted the new Trademark law. Starting from the 6th of March, 2020 it will…

Initially in 2017 the Latvian Industrial Property Board of Appeal (hereinafter – the Board of Appeal) examined an opposition, which was filed on behalf of the Swiss company LAUGA SA against a trademark applied by the Russian company LLC…

The popular trademark law magazine the ‘World Trademark Review’ on the website https://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/ just now has published an article – ‘How Michael Gleissner transformed the trademark environment in Latvia’. The…

In 2019 the Japanese company Kabushiki Kaisha Square Enix (the Plaintiff) brought an action against the Latvian company Grigorius Holdings, SIA (the Defendant) on invalidation of national trademark registrations ‘Parasite EVE’ (reg. No. M…

From 7th September, 2019 to 8th September, 2019 our trademark attorney Inese Leimane will participate in a conference in Yerevan (Armenia), which is the famous birthplace of cognac ARARAT. The theme of the conference is “Practical issues in the…

From 26th until 28th of June in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom the ECTA 38th Annual Conference will take place. Our Bureau in this conference will be represented by Gatis Meržvinskis, Partner, Head of Legal and Counterfeiting Division. He is…

In 2016 the British company Orange Brands Services Limited (the Plaintiff) brought an action against the LLC TransferMoney (the Defendant), natural persons and the Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science University of Latvia claiming…

Decision of the Board of Appeal of Industrial Property in the opposition case against the national trademark registration No. M 72 213 “CODE”

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