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The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise.

Gold - Firms: prosecution and strategy

Gold - Firms: enforcement and litigation

“AAA Legal Services is one of the most visible on the market and a clear leader in trademark law.” The solid gold firm has additional outposts in Latvia and Lithuania, which it uses to seamlessly deliver personalised IP guidance from one location to the next. Leading partner Almar Sehver captains a team stacked with professionals who are hands-on and see the bigger picture to achieve outcomes aligned with clients’ business values and objectives, and he earns warm plaudits for his own practice: “Almar is very experienced and one of the best; he is seen regularly in court and performs well in litigation. He is fully immersed in the IP community and oversees things at a very high level as Chairman of the Board at the Chamber of Estonian Patent Attorneys.” Colleagues Ingrid Matsina and Mikas Miniotas likewise never falter under pressure and are most at home handling complex opposition and infringement mandates. The duo are a prime pick for those seeking tenacious representation inside and outside the courtroom. On the non-contentious side, leveraging over four decades in the game, Villu Pavelts is a prominent name in the IP community and a trusted adviser to a glittering list of patrons.

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One source comments of AAA that: “It provides outstanding trademark maintenance services to us. We find it professional, attentive, responsive, reliable and an excellent partner all-round.” A long-established leader on the Lithuanian market, the firm has bags of experience, a deep and diverse bench of experts and the capability to support rights holders throughout the Baltic region via its own affiliated offices. It is active globally, too. Ausra Pakeniene takes the reins of the trademark group and is lauded as a “thoughtful and forward-looking adviser who helps patrons to protect themselves and create opportunities for expansion into new markets”. Her recent highlights including acting for CC Learning in registering a figurative mark consisting of audio and video content for use on its internet platform as a European trademark. Not only is CC Learning one of relatively few applicants to have successfully registered an EU multimedia trademark, it is the first from Lithuania. Shining as a portfolio manager and strategist, Otilija Klimaitienė is another highly regarded senior member of the team and brings in more than 35 years of experience. A veteran presence is also provided by founding partner Marius Jakulis Jason, who has long set the standard for the advancement of industry best practice. Meanwhile, entering his prime is Mantas Rimkevicius, who has settled in well since his 2021 arrival from Ellex. He has particularly broad horizons and is proficient in all aspects of IP and technology, media and telecoms law.

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