IP & IT

Ellex Valiunas has significant expertise in advising major global technology companies and others with exposure to Intellectual Property and TMT (technology, media, telecommunications) issues. We have taken part in the most innovative and complex IP- and technology-related projects. Members of our team are widely regarded as leading lawyers in both contentious and non-contentious industrial property, copyright, and computer software matters. Our IP expertise ranges from sophisticated pharmaceutical patent matters to major disputes involving trademark, design, copyright, protection against unfair competition, and illegal parallel import issues. We are also involved in core intellectual property and information technology legislative initiatives.
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Key contact for: IT

Dr. Jaunius Gumbis

Partner

Head of the Industry & Regulatory practice group
+370 52681830
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Key contact for: IP

Dr. Vytautas Mizaras

Partner

+370 52666682
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The highest position in the areas of Intellectual Property, Information Technologies and Telecommunications (TNS Sifo Prospera Tier 1 Law Firm Review 2016)
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Key projects in the field

Ellex Valiunas advises Cognizant on acquisition of Storebrand business services centre in Vilnius
Global leader in IT, consulting and business process outsourcing services Cognizant has agreed to acquire a majority stake in the Vilnius business services centre of Storebrand, a Norwegian insurance and pension fund management company.
 
After this deal Lithuania will become an integral part of Cognizant’s global network. The company operates in the USA, Europe and South East Asia. Cognizant manages over 100 business services centres around the world, which employ over 219,000 professionals.
 
The legal team included partner Dovile Burgiene, senior associate Alina Burlakova and associate Vilte Kristina Steponenaite.
We advised FIBA Europe in a case of significant trademark infringement
Our team advised FIBA Europe on various issues of intellectual property and regulatory, commercial matters. We represented our client in disputes with regulatory authorities and in the case of infringement of trademark owner rights. Our experts created an extensive strategy for FIBA Europe on how to deal with trademark infringement issues and detailed step-by-step procedures of protection of the intellectual property in the Baltic States.
We assisted global pharmaceutical company Novartis on a complex transaction with the Lithuanian Insurance Fund.
We helped Novartis to conclude a complex cost-volume agreement with the Lithuanian Insurance Fund in the framework of reimbursable medicine scheme.  The advice was provided during negotiation, drafting and enforcement. This transaction is one of the few with the Lithuanian Insurance Fund.
Normally, these types of transactions are non-negotiable and are concluded on “take or leave” principle. However, in this instance we have been successful in achieving what none have managed before. The complexity of the existing regulation also required extensive knowledge of pharmacy law and regulation.
We also advised Novartis on broader issues – regulatory (pharmacy), IP, employment and contract law matters.