Clear all

Refine your search

89 results found

Commentary
Ask Lexy

Ellex | Lithuania | 16 Jul 2012

Trademark law reforms due for approval

The government has commenced proceedings in Parliament to ratify the Singapore Treaty. It also submitted draft amendments to the Law on Trademarks that would, among other things, implement the provisions of the treaty, modernise registration procedures for trademarks and eliminate the requirement that trademark licensing agreements be registered before they can be used against third parties.
Commentary
Ask Lexy

Ellex | Lithuania | 31 May 2012

Enforcement hotspots: plotting the Competition Council's regulatory approach

Lithuania's substantive competition law is similar to EU competition law; the main differences stem from enforcement rules and priorities. In recent times the Competition Council has adopted guidelines regarding fines and announced its enforcement priorities, highlighting several main characteristics of its approach.
Commentary
Ask Lexy

Ellex | Lithuania | 21 May 2012

Key tax aspects of IP rights transfers

Intellectual property can be transferred by assignment or licence agreement, by inheritance and by other procedures prescribed by law. Transferors and transferees of IP assets should ensure that they understand the tax consequences of assigning or licensing intellectual property in Lithuania.
Commentary
Ask Lexy

Ellex | Lithuania | 29 Mar 2012

De facto termination of anti-competitive practices

A Competition Council decision against 32 shipbroking and agency companies, together with their representative association, in connection with a price-fixing agreement has been appealed to the Administrative Court. It raises significant questions about the de facto termination of anti-competitive practices and the extent to which an undertaking in an association must distance itself from......
Commentary
Ask Lexy

Ellex | Lithuania | 23 Jan 2012

Parliament votes for big increase in private copying levy

Parliament has finally adopted new legislation to reform Lithuania's private copying levy, covering blank analogue and digital media and personal reproduction devices with memory and recording functions. The law is expected to raise well over double the current annual revenue. However, it remains to be seen whether the new regime will meet the expectations of the creative industries.
Commentary
Ask Lexy

Ellex | Lithuania | 1 Dec 2011

Non-arbitrable public procurement disputes: on the right track?

A recent Supreme Court decision is the first in Lithuanian case law on the issue of the arbitrability of public procurement disputes. However, it has already sparked a debate among experts. Is it a Pandora's box, opening up the possibility of more disputes being deemed non-arbitrable, or is it a necessary weapon against bad-faith actions arising from public procurement relationships?
Commentary
Ask Lexy

Ellex | Lithuania | 17 Nov 2011

Abuse of dominance decision annulled for lack of economic analysis

A recent judgment is likely to prove significant for companies facing competition enforcement in Lithuania. The court delineated the responsibilities of market regulatory authorities and the Competition Authority, clarified the standard of proof for the authority and confirmed that in-depth economic analysis is needed to determine the existence of abuse of dominant position by applying......
Commentary
Ask Lexy

Ellex | Lithuania | 10 Oct 2011

Court clarifies application of interim measures in patent infringement cases

A recent Court of Appeal decision on interim measures sought by pharmaceuticals company Bayer has important lessons for the protection of patents in Lithuania. When seeking interim measures, the effect of which would virtually coincide with the consequences of a successful claim, the patent holder must have a strong patent with no reasonable doubts surrounding its validity.
Commentary
Ask Lexy

Ellex | Lithuania | 5 Sep 2011

Soviet-era marks at risk of invalidation?

After Lithuania regained independence in 1990 and established its trademark protection system, companies rushed to register signs which had been used for goods in the Soviet Union. Over 20 years later, some of these marks may be at risk of invalidation if they include elements that are generic and non-distinctive.
Commentary
Ask Lexy

Ellex | Lithuania | 1 Sep 2011

Personal liability for CEOs: do the rules go too far?

Amendments to competition legislation allow chief executive officers (CEOs) to be held personally liable for infringements if they contribute to the organisation or implementation of an anti-competitive practice. The change is to be welcomed, but making CEOs liable for their employees' anti-competitive actions may prove too great a burden - not only for CEOs, but also for companies operating......
Previous page 1 2 3 ...