Can An Artificial Intelligence (AI) Be An Inventor?

At the end of July, the patent world was shaken by two news: patents officially attributed to artificial intelligence (AI), called Dabus, were issued in South Africa and Australia. This comes after the European Patent Office (EPO) back in 2019 that AI could not be the author of an invention because it required legal personality. Read more

Estonian Government Puts Brakes on Road Construction PPP

In 2019, the coalition government of the Estonian Centre Party, the Conservative People’s Party of Estonia, and Isamaa began active preparations for the implementation of the Public Private Partnership (PPP) cooperation model in the reconstruction of Estonian main highways into four-lane (2+2) highways. According to the ambitious plans, the construction of the Libatse-Nurme road section Read more

Management of conflicts of interest in Lithuanian public limited liability companies

With the globalization of the business environment and the growth of public limited liability companies, and the business world still being dependent on business and other interpersonal relationships, official and other relationships and interests of successful corporate bodies (directors, board, supervisory board members and chairmen, etc.) become more and more broad and various. Along with Read more

Can you copyright Christmas?

When “Jingle Bells” is first heard in the mall, we know – it’s only about two months till Christmas. And those two months are full of Christmas music: it is played on TV commercials, an e-card that you just received and even the colleague’s phone has a “Last Christmas” tone. There is so much Christmas Read more

Why isn’t every trademark legally protected?

The Supreme Court of Lithuania recently examined the case of Ebro Foods S.A. against Eko Herba, UAB, and confirmed the old truth: a good trademark from a marketing point of view will not necessarily be a good trademark from a legal point of view. The dispute arose as to whether a tea trademark consisting of Read more

Rail Baltica progressing well in Estonia

TRINITI was among the companies who established the Rail Baltica Business Network in Estonia (RBBN) already back in 2015. At its annual meeting the members of the business club heard presentations on the progress of the Rail Baltica (RB) project in Estonia. Read more

How to protect a trademark in different countries?

A trademark is protected only where it is registered, therefore if you plan to distribute your goods or services not only in Lithuania, it is recommended to also register your trademark in the countries where you plan to market them. The question then arises as to which method of trademark registration to choose: to register Read more

Vienna Convention on consular relations

The format and rules for international relations are, to an important extent, established by two international treaties: the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961 and the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations of 1963. Where the first of the two primarily deals with relations between states as subjects of international law, the Vienna Convention on Read more