The case involved a dispute between Westlake Chemical Corporation, a U.S. company, owning the EU trademark WestLake, and Zhongce Rubber Group Company, a worldwide tire manufacturer and the owner of the international figurative trademark WestLake. The latter was represented by TRINITI lawyers. The applicant sought the revocation of the registration of Zhongce Rubber Group Company’s trademark as the trademark WestLake had not been used in Lithuania for more than 5 years. The court stated that the evidence presented in the case clearly confirms the fact that the defendant’s trademark was used in Lithuania, publicly advertised and visible to all current and potential consumers, therefore dismissed the claim.
Legal advice was provided to the client during the acquisition of shares of a group of companies managing several hotels in Lithuania. The deal had a foreign element and required profound and comprehensive knowledge of various fields of law as well as coordination of the documents with the securities account manager. TRINITI team is proud to have contributed to successful completion of the deal. The transaction is expected to have a positive effect on the hospitality market.
TRINITI represented Scorify UAB, a Lithuanian company that uses AI to predict consumer habits, against Scor SE, one of the world’s leading reinsurers, in trademark registration case before the General Court of the EU. Scorify filed its logo for registration as a trademark for various real estate, financial and insurance services.
The General Court ruled that Scorify’ logo is not distinct enough from that of Scor SE in relation to part of the filed insurance services and that there was a likelihood of confusion. Consequently, the Court refused to allow Scorify to trademark its logo for part of the services related to insurance. However, the trademark registration remains valid for other services related to real estate.
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Certificate of Eligibility was issued to a TRINITI client as a result of efficient cooperation among the Ministry of Economy and Innovation of the Republic of Lithuania, the NATO Communications and Information Agency, the NATO Support and Procurement Agency and TRINITI lawyers. The document certifies compliance of the client‘s company to the financial, technical, professional and security requirements. As of 21 July 2020, the company represented by TRINITI lawyers is included into the NSPA suppliers list eligible to participate in NATO procurement.
TRINITI won a trademark infringement case where TRINITI lawyers represented Louis Vuitton Malletier, one of the world’s leading international fashion houses and manufacturer of handbags, footwear and luxury accessories. The case was based on the action, brought by Louis Vuitton Malletier in 2018 against OOO Vostok-Jug and ten natural persons, requesting for destruction of counterfeit goods.
TRINITI advised and assisted real estate developer in erecting of commercial center and giving it to lease in Tallinn resulting in additional option for local community to do shopping close to home.
TRINITI won the dispute against the National Land Service (NLS) over the termination of state land lease. This proves once again that in disputes with NLS over the lease of state land, it is possible to achieve positive results for tenants of state land. The interests of the clients were represented by TRINITI Partner and Attorney at law Agnė Ustinovičienė and the Senior Associate Gintarė Liegutė.
TRINITI represented the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) in registering the trademark “FIFA FUTSAL WORLD CUP LITHUANIA 2020” for the World Hall Football Championship planned to be held in Lithuania. The World Hall Football Championship is planned in Lithuania in 2020. September 12 – October 4.
Eddy Travels, a travel tech startup founded by Lithuanians and based in Toronto, has raised €1.1 million in a pre-seed funding round, led by Baltic VC Practica Capital with participation from Lithuanian firm Open Circle Capital, Techstars Toronto, and angel investors.
Founded in 2018, the company has developed an AI travel assistant, which communicates with users via chat apps such as Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Telegram. Pulling from Skyscanner, the digital assistant can search flights, accommodation, restaurants, and travel insurance.
For now the funding will go to immediate product development work that is adapting the app for travelers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Once the disease is contained and travel restrictions lifted, the startup will shift focus and expand into new markets.
Groa Real Estate Fund I, a fund managed by Groa Capital, completed an acquisition of a 3.800 sq.m. shopping centre Rimi Hypermarket in Vilnius on April 1, 2020. It’s the sixth investment of the Groa Real Estate Fund I already since the start of the Fund’s investment period in July 2018. Portfolio of Groa Real Estate Fund I amounts to a total gross value of over 27 m EUR after the latest acquisition. Groa Capital is a licensed fund manager supervised by Lietuvos bankas, a central bank of Lithuania.