Sorainen has successfully represented Topo Grupe in a trademark registration dispute.
Topo Grupe went to court to defend its "Tech Top" trademark and sought to have a trademark by Avitelos Prekyba, that had the same dominant element, declared invalid. The Lithuanian Court of Appeal upheld Topo Grupe’s claim.
According to Sorainen, the court took into account that Topo Grupe was the first to start using the "Tech Top" element and actively invested in introducing the trademark to the market. "Even though Avitelos Prekyba knew about Topo Grupe activity," the firm reports, "after half a year it filed an application to register a similar trademark and later protested against its competitor’s actions to register their trademark. The court took into account this circumstance proving the unfair intent of Avitelos Prekyba and ruled that Avitelos Prekyba’s trademark registration was invalid."
Sorainen’s team consisted of Counsel Stasys Drazdauskas and Legal Assistant Tomas Stundys.