Cobalt has represented AS Cits Medijs pro bono in a trademark dispute with SIA Zurnals Ir Nauda involving the registration of the Ir Nauda mark.
On March 20, 2018, Riga's Vidzeme District Court upheld Cits Medijs's registration of the Ir Nauda trademark in a cancellation action filed by SIA Zurnals Ir Nauda. In doing so, the court satisfied the counterclaim prepared by Cobalt and granted injunctive relief in favor of Cits Medijs.
Following the decision Zurnals Ir Nauda was precluded from using the Ir Nauda trademark and the irnauda.lv domain. Zurnals Ir Nauda is required to submit a request to the Register of Enterprises that the Ir Nauda trademark be deleted from its Zurnals Ir Nauda corporate name.
Cobalt's pro bono assistance to Cits Medijs was provided by Cobalt Partner Ingrida Kariņa-Berzina, Specialist Sounsel Kristine Zile, and Associate Krisjanis Buss.