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28 January 2020

How Michael Gleissner transformed the trademark environment in Latvia

WTR reveals exclusive data on the controversial portfolio-building exercise of multi-millionaire entrepreneur Michael Gleissner in Latvia and speaks with local counsel on how this activity is causing hardship for a number of businesses forced into costly legal battles.

20 March 2018

US Customs head confirmed, Latvia trims WHOIS data and trademark offers Cambridge Analytica clues: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at how a trademark scammer has rebranded, how a trademark may offer clues on the company that has hit headlines across the world, Cambridge Analytica, and much more.

13 December 2016

Litigation procedures and strategies: Latvia

n Latvia, the legal framework for trademarks consists of international agreements, EU directives and regulations, and domestic laws and ordinances. Latvia is a party to all major international IP agreements, including the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property and the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights.

03 February 2011

IP provisions of Administrative Violations Code amended

Latvia has recently adopted a number of amendments to the provisions of the Administrative Violations Code that relate to the infringement of IP rights. Among other things, Article 166(17) of the code, which was previously limited to trademark infringement, now also includes provisions on design infringement.

23 April 2003

Refusal of trademark cancellation correct, rules Supreme Court's Senate

The Senate of the Supreme Court of Latvia has upheld a Supreme Court ruling rejecting an action to cancel the registration of the mark AAA BALTIC SERVICE COMPANY for non-use. The senate held that the Supreme Court had not erred in holding that the mark had been used in Latvia.