Ingrīda Kariņa-Bērziņa is Partner at COBALT Latvia office and heads IP & IT practice group. She has deep and broad expertise in intellectual property and related areas. A native of Wilmington, Delaware, she is dual licensed to practice law in the United States (Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and before the USPTO) and Latvia. She is also a licensed Latvian and European Trademark and Design Attorney. She teaches at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, at the Riga Graduate School of Law, and is a member of expert groups on intellectual property. She counsels a Latvian, Baltic and global clientele on trademarks, design rights, copyright, patents, telecoms, United States contracts, and IP strategy, pharmaceutical and life sciences and represents clients in dispute resolution.

  • Leading Trademark Professional - World Trademark Review 1000 2017
  • Intellectual Property - Band 1, Chambers Europe 2017
  • IP, IT and telecoms - Leading individual, Legal 500 2017
  • Kalbos
  • Latvian, English
  • Išsilavinimas ir narystė organizacijose
  • Juris Doctor, University of Pennsylvania (Law Review), Philadelphia, PA, USA (2004)
  • M.A. in Law and Diplomacy, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA (2000)
  • B.A. in History (with distinction), Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA (1994)
  • Board Member and Vice President, American Chamber of Commerce in Latvia
  • Latvian Bar Association in 2006
  • Pennsylvania Bar in 2004
  • New Jersey Bar in 2004
  • Qualified to practice before EUIPO and the USPTO
  • Latvian Patent Attorney (trademarks and industrial designs) (2006)
  • Latvian Association of Patent Attorneys
  • World Intellectual Property Organization, Domain Name Panelist
  • International Trademark Association, Enforcement Committee