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Vilija Viešūnaitė

Lithuania
Managing Partner
Attorney at Law
European Patent Attorney

Vilija is an attorney at law, IP star in Lithuania, and European patent attorney. She is a highly experienced litigator and arbitrator with an impressive twenty-year international track record. She is ranked as Tier #1 for IP practice by numerous international legal directories. Her clients value her for her “hands-on approach to solving complex legal situations in a timely and efficient manner” (Chambers and partners, 2023). The practice, under her supervision, was awarded with the first Pan-Baltic Law firm Award for the Impact Intellectual Property Case of the Year (Managing Intellectual Property Awards, 2019).

Vilija has a successful track record of client representation in the State Patent Bureau of the Republic of Lithuania, the EUIPO and the European Patent Office (EPO) as well as the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and European Court of Justice (ECJ).

 

Her work includes strategic advice and acting as lead counsel for multinational and local companies in trademarks and patent cases, protection of inventions and know-how, designs and copyrights, and advising on various IP transactions and unfair competition cases. She is also an appointed arbitrator in the Vilnius Court of Commercial Arbitration.

 

Below are the highlights of her recent experience:

  • Successful representation of a pharma client in a case of the illegal use of a trademark in a repackaging case;
  • Victory in the copyright infringement case brought by Latga – the association for collective management of authors‘ rights;
  • Assisting the Lithuanian company Axioma in a multinational patent dispute brought by Kamstrup in different jurisdictions;
  • Successful assistance for several Lithuanian companies in disputes brought in China against Chinese companies in bad faith trademark registration cases.

Her expertise was noted internationally:

  • Tier #1 practitioner for IP (Chambers Europe 2023)
  • Tier #1 practitioner for IP (The Legal 500, 2023)
  • Trade Mark Star (IP Stars, 2023)
  • WTR 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals (World Trademark Review, 2023)
  • Best Lawyer of the Year: IP Law (Best Lawyers, 2017)
  • Best Lawyers recognised practitioner in Advertising Law, IP Law and Litigation (since 2009)

 

Her clients include FIFA, Deeper, Millo, Louis Vuitton, Droplet Genomics, Trafi, Tesonet, Triumph, Hugo Boss, Bic, Crocs, KrKA, Mattel, Nikon, Harley-Davidson,  Moet&Chandon, Longchamp, Baltymas, AGATA, and LATGA, to name a few.

Education

Harvard Law School Executive Education, Leadership course.

 

Master’s degree of Laws, Vilnius University.

Professional Memberships

Member of the Lithuanian Bar Association.

Member of the Board of the Lithuanian Commercial Arbitration.

President of the Lithuanian Institute of Patent Attorneys.

Member of INTA Brands and Innovations Committee.

Member of LitCom at EP.

She also holds positions in various industry-related organisations and working groups also participates in drafting and adopting IP legislation in Lithuania.

Recent experience
Recent blogs
Blog

Why is it important to include intellectual property in a company’s assets?

June 18, 2024
Blog

Intellectual Property Mid-Year Report

April 16, 2024
Blog
Corporate Law

Legal Guide To The Game Industry

February 21, 2024
Blog

Innovative Victory: Protecting Modular Design in the European Market

February 19, 2024
Blog

European Patent Office Fee Increases from April 2024

February 19, 2024
Blog

SME Fund grant scheme for 2024

February 19, 2024
Blog

Checklist Before Buying a Facebook Account

January 17, 2024
Blog

The EU sets cyber-security standards

September 5, 2023
Blog

The Baltic States has one of the highest trade secret litigation level – how safe is your trade secrets?

September 5, 2023
Blog

Ukrainian Startup Pocket IP, Winner of Baltic Legal Tech Sandbox, to Participate in Startup Fair Pitch Battle

September 5, 2023
Blog

European Unitary Patent

November 17, 2022
Blog

How intellectual property can help to achieve your ESG goals?

April 28, 2022
Blog

Can An Artificial Intelligence (AI) Be An Inventor?

August 12, 2021
Blog

Can you copyright Christmas?

December 22, 2020
Blog

Why isn’t every trademark legally protected?

November 30, 2020
Blog

How to protect a trademark in different countries?

July 30, 2020
Blog

How to ensure the protection of your Intellectual Property in the face of the COVID-19 crisis?

April 3, 2020
Blog

How will trademarks be protected in the Great Britain after BREXIT?

January 29, 2020
Blog

Five aspects of intellectual property rights start-ups should be aware of

September 30, 2019
Blog

How to protect a trademark in China?

December 6, 2018
Blog

A trademark in a national language: is it luxury or necessity?

September 28, 2017
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November 24, 2020
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November 17, 2020
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October 26, 2020
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IP Star for TRINITI Managing Partner Vilija Viešūnaitė

May 13, 2020
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European Patent Institute recognition

March 6, 2020
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WTR 1000 recognition

February 19, 2020
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Vilija Viešūnaitė was elected to ECTA Copyright and WIPO Link commitees

July 22, 2019
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TRINITI partner Vilija Viešūnaitė elected as the president of the Institute of Lithuanian Patent Attorneys

May 8, 2019
News

Vilija Viešūnaitė is ranked as one of the best lawyers for intellectual property in Lithuania

April 17, 2019
News

TRINITI is listed among the best world IP specialists

December 1, 2017
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