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Fields of practice
Vilija specialises in IP & Media, IT & Telecoms, Dispute Resolution, Corporate & Commercial Law and Competition Law

Professional experience
2011 – Partner at TRINITI in Vilnius, Lithuania
2008-2011 Partner at SSJ law firm
2004-2008 Founder and Partner at ReLaw law firm
1999-2004 Lawyer at AAA Baltic Legal Services

Vilija is a Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney having the right to represent clients in the State Patent Bureau of the Republic of Lithuania, in the Office for Harmonization for the Internal Market (OHIM) and in the European Patent Office. Vilija is also a litigation lawyer and represents clients in commercial disputes in all courts of Lithuania as well as arbitration. Her professional milestones include:

  • Successful representation of the client Melt Water in a judicial dispute, heard by the General Court of the European Union and related to one of the client’s community trademarks
  • Representation and consultancy of Crocs in numerous disputes regarding infringement of registered design rights and unfair competition
  • Representation of Deutsche Bahn International in several ongoing court cases against the Lithuanian national railway company Lietuvos Geležinkeliai
  • Representation of the Nokia Corporation in a legal dispute on unfair competition, illegal use of trademarks and designs on mobile phones cases
  • Consultation of the developer and owner of the multi-platform Trafi regarding various legal issues related to creation, protection and development of the mobile application, as well as requirements for e-commerce
  • Representation of the international forwarding company Tirola regarding unfair competition and confidential information issue
  • Successful representation of the Klaipėda University in a dispute regarding a public procurement on acquisition of a research vessel

In her more than 15 years of IP law practice Vilija has advised over 500 clients on IP law issues and became a trusted advisor on IP issues to the world’s top companies such as Crocs, Nokia, Hugo Boss, Johnson & Johnson, Bic, Ferrari, Moet&Chandon, Akzo Nobel, Lundbeck, Harley-Davidson, Procter & Gamble, Husqvarna, KrKA, Chanel Sarl, Capitol Records, Eugesta, Melt Water, Alita, LATGA-A, AGATA and many others

Vilija Viesunaite is highly regarded for her expertise and “[…] great knowledge of the IP space” (Chambers Europe 2014) and is therefore named “[…] one of the most qualified operators around”. (World Trademark Review 2014)

Vilija is ranked among TOP recommended experts in the market by Chambers Europe 2014 and among the TOP leading professionals by World Trademark Review 2014. She is also recommended by Best Lawyers.

Contribution to lawmaking
Vilija participated in preparation of the national legislation for the protection of intellectual property, as well as represented clients in the very first cases regarding intellectual property in Lithuania. She is an active member of the European Communities Trademark Association (ECTA) and the Association of Lithuanian Patent Attorneys

Professional Membership
Member of the Lithuanian Bar Association since 2003
Patent attorney in Lithuania since 2004
European patent attorney since 2004
Arbitrator of Vilnius Court of Commercial Arbitration since 2014

Education
Vilija has been granted a Master in Law degree at Vilnius University, Lithuania

Languages
Vilija is fluent in Lithuanian, Russian and English

Extra-curricular
In her free time Vilija enjoys reading, skiing and cooking