Major Assignments - Competition Law

Representing BIC

TRINITI successfully represented Société BIC, a known international producer of disposable products, in several cases regarding the infringement of the trademark owner’s rights. In the cases, the Lithuanian courts assessed whether the trademarks used by the defendants were confusingly similar to the registered three-dimensional trademark of the Bic pen, more specifically the Bic Cristal. The courts satisfied the claims and decided that the defendant shall cover the losses of SOCIETE BIC to compensate for the infringement of the trademark owner’s rights and unfair competition, and also ruled to remove the infringing goods from the market

Dispute with the Lithuanian Competition Council

TRINITI represented the client Pirmoji kava, a leading events organizing company, in a dispute against the Lithuanian Competition Council. The dispute arose when members of the Association of Events Organizers agreed to charge every purchasing organization a starting-fee so that their ideas and concepts disclosed over the public procurement could be protected. The Lithuanian Competition Council fined the claimant for participating in a cartel organized by and through the Association of Events Organizers