Patents, Trademarks & Industrial Designs

COBALT’s deep specialization and profound practice in intellectual property matters is highly praised by clients and peers as a unique feature for a full-service business law firm in the region. Our team provides a full range of services to identify, protect and monetise IP assets in the Baltic countries, European Union and throughout the world. Our licenced trademark and design attorneys will register your rights in national offices, EUIPO and in cooperation with our partners in the US, China and other markets. Our highly skilled litigation team will enforce your IP rights before national courts, patent offices and EUIPO. We offer IP protection and transfer strategy consultations and advise on the IP assets treatment in transactions, business transfers as well as licencing, franchising and similar contractual arrangements.

We are prepared to assist you with IP-related matters such as:

  • IP protection strategy and pre-launch brand analysis
  • Due diligence and IP valuation in transactions
  • Securing IP protection and transfer during business transactions
  • IP litigation
  • Managing trademark portfolios, registration, renewal of trademarks and design rights
  • Monitoring of the infringement or registration by third parties
  • Drafting, negotiation and enforcement of licence, franchise and assignments contracts
  • Representation before patent and trademark offices and EUIPO
  • Worldwide registration and enforcement of IP rights through our network
  • Representation of IP rights in customs and state supervisory authorities
Chambers Europe 2024, Intellectual Property, Lithuania office
“COBALT handles matters with a high level of attention and care.”
The Legal 500 2023, Intellectual Property, Lithuania office
"Excellent firm, always living up to high expectations."
Chambers Europe 2023, Intellectual Property, Estonia office
"The client service at the firm is of a very high standard and they are always very quick to reply."
Chambers Europe 2023, Intellectual Property, Latvia office
“The team at COBALT are extremely reliable, fast in their replies and are able to explain complex matters in an understandable way to the client.”
Chambers Europe 2023, Intellectual Property, Lithuania office
"The lawyers have a high level of expertise and are able to deal with complex matters. They are very service-minded and always available."
Gold tier at World Trademark Review 1000 2022, Latvia office
"An elite all-round performer with a highly specialised IP and regulatory team operating out of all three Baltic states, COBALT is one of the best in the business when it comes to safeguarding the intellectual assets of pharmaceutical and life sciences companies. The full-service outfit has also made a name for itself by tackling some of the most sophisticated briefs going."
The Legal 500 2022, IP, IT and Telecoms, Latvia office
"They are equally taking care of all requests in an uncomplicated way and are able of talking in the “client’s language”. There’s no need to run after deadlines or worry about anything as a client, which is extremely valuable."
World Trademark Review 1000 2021
“A go-to for all types of trademark matters, COBALT works seamlessly across the Baltic states. The group provides solutions quickly and in an easily digestible manner, bills modestly and makes you feel protected.”
The Legal 500 2021, Intellectual property, Lithuania office
"The collaboration with COBALT was genuine pleasure. COBALT has appropriate teams working in specific areas, thus you know that your question/issue will be dealt by lawyer, who specializes in that area."
Chambers and Partners 2021, Intellectual Property, Estonia
"The service was just ideal; we could not identify any points which would need to be improved," enthuses a client, who goes on to praise the team for being "very competent with regard to cross-border issues and able to advise promptly at any time."
World Trademark Review 1000 2020, Latvia office
“Brilliant full-service law firm COBALT grows stronger each day – its team is highly experienced and deeply entrenched in the IP space. A comprehensive suite of services with pan-Baltic coverage."
The Legal 500 2020, Intellectual Property, Lithuania office
COBALT practice stands out for its 'strategic and pragmatic approach'. The firm is active in IP protection and enforcement, where it acts for both start-up companies and multinational corporations.
The Legal 500 2020, IP, IT and telecoms, Latvia office
“COBALT is extremely reliable. All requests are fulfilled and everything is understood right away.”
Chambers Europe 2019, Intellectual Property, Latvia office
Sources highlight the team's approach, noting that the lawyers "think out of the box and come up with creative ways of doing things." "They listen to what we say."
Chambers Europe 2019, Intellectual Property, Lithuania office
"Broad IP offering, frequently acting for leading international clients from sectors such as pharmaceuticals and TMT. Handles IP applications and rights protection, especially trade mark registrations and patent litigation. Able to advise in relation to application for injunctions before courts."
Chambers Europe 2018, Intellectual Property, Estonia office
"The firm is capable of meeting any of the client's needs in the field."
World Trademark Review 1000 2017, Latvia office
“The firepower to cater to the needs of the most discerning enterprises.”
World Trademark Review 1000 2017, Estonia office
“Baltic powerhouse […] one of the elite players on the Estonian market.”
The Legal 500 2016
"The team at COBALT always looks for all possible ways to solve problems."
WTR 1000 2016, Latvia office
"Ideally placed to serve clients with multi-jurisdictional needs."
Chambers Europe 2015, Lithuania office
"Accomplished team experienced in trade secret protection, as well as registration and protection of copyrights, patents and trademarks."
Chambers Europe 2015, Latvia office
“Prominent practice advising clients from a broad range of sectors and industries.”
The Legal 500 2015, Latvia office
“As well as experiencing recent growth in IP registrations and in transactional and disputes related IP work, the team has also been active on the telecoms side […].”