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Sorainen Successful for Luksiu Pienine in Trademark Dispute Involving Liliputas Brand

Sorainen Successful for Luksiu Pienine in Trademark Dispute Involving Liliputas Brand

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Sorainen has successfully represented dairy products producer Luksiu Pienine in a dispute against Pieno Zvaigzdes, a Lithuanian manufacturer of milk and dairy products, over the use of the Liliputas brand.

The Vilnius district court ruled that Pieno Zvaigzdes has no right to use Liliputas or any similar brand name in Lithuania or abroad without permission from Luksiu Pienine, which is the rightful owner of the brand. The court ordered Pieno Zvaigzdes to pay Luksiu Pienine EUR 14,700 as compensation for damages.

Pieno Zvaigzdes can appeal against the judgement to a higher court within 30 days.

According to Sorainen, ”Pieno Zvaigzdes was illegally using the Liliputas name written in Cyrillic script to brand cheese exported outside EU territory, while Luksiu Pienine sells Liliputas-branded cheese in Lithuania and abroad.” In 2015 the European Commission included Liliputas cheese in its Protected Geographical Indication list. 

Sorainen represented Luksiu Pienine in the court proceedings and provided assistance with preparing the claim as well as other procedural court documents. The firm's team was led by Partner Zygimantas Pacevicius and included Counsel Stasys Drazdauskas and Associate Ignas Motiejunas. 

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