TRINITI advised Parnassus OÜ in selling certain software copyrights to Embarcadero Technologies, Inc., an American software house. Our assignment included negotiating the terms of the copyright assignment agreement with regard to the scope of rights to be transferred to the purchaser, and to the distribution of tax risks arising out of the cross-border sale of intellectual property rights. The components developed by our client shall become part of RAD Studio, Delphi, and C++Builder, a well-known IDE for rapid application development of cross-platform software.
Major Assignments - Intellectual Property & Media
We advised SpectX in creating the general licensing terms for their software and a technological solution that enables the client to enter special terms of the license into a cryptographically secured key file. The innovativeness of the solution lies in the fact that a single key file can contain both machine-readable special terms (e.g. the term of the license) and human-readable ones (e.g. a clause, according to which the software may only be used for teaching or scientific research purposes). An agreement made in this way makes it easier to ensure the lawfulness of software usage. Read more
We advised Estonian Environmental Research Centre in acquisition of IP rights in Airviro air quality management system. Estonian Environmental Research Centre replaced the former co-operation partner Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute among the owners of the Airviro system and continues to develop the Airviro software in co-operation with Apertum IT AB as software and commercial partner
TRINITI lawyers successfully represented well-known Lithuanian office furniture design and the production company in the dispute related to the infringement of the copyright and design rights. The competitor Lithuanian company ERGOLAIN brought the civil claim, which was dismissed.
TRINITI intellectual property team is responsible for managing trademark portfolio of Axis Industries. After submitting five EU trademark applications, nine persons concerned presented their letters on possible infringements of their prior community trademarks. At the end of opposition periods, seven oppositions were received at the European Intellectual Property Office.
TRINITI lawyers consult Alma Littera Group, the biggest publishing group in the Baltic States, and all of its companies regarding their intellectual strategies in the Republic of Lithuania, The European Union and Russian Federation.
TRINITI recently took over trademark portfolios of all the companies that Alma Littera Group consists of, which should be considered as a major success in the market. The IP team not only registers trademarks, performs renewals, transfers and other actions related to management of trademark portfolio; lawyers also consults the client and its’ companies on strategic matters related to intellectual property enforcement.
TRINITI represented Viasat, a global satellite operator in a civil case, where the Estonian Authors’ Union (EAÜ) presented claims against Viasat to refrain from providing the signal of 42 different television programmes (incl. ETV, ETV2, Kanal 2, TV3, TV6 and Kanal 11) to end consumers without obtaining prior permission (license) from the EAÜ. Read more
TRINITI advised the largest Estonian e-book publisher Eesti Digiraamatute Keskus in matters of public procurement, development and maintenance of a platform for an e-library
TRINITI represented OLIFĖJA, Lithuania’s largest lottery organizer, in a court dispute between market leaders in the lottery industry in Lithuania. The core of the case was the protection of the trademark owner’s rights and unfair competition
TRINITI represented the Nokia Corporation in a lengthy legal dispute over unfair competition, and the illegal use of trademarks and designs on mobile phone cases. The dispute started when the customs of Lithuania seized a large quantity of counterfeit goods imported for sale on the Lithuanian market