Associate Partner
IP and Competition
Head of Intellectual Property Practice
Mārtiņš Gailis is an Associate Partner and Head of the Intellectual Property practice of Ellex in Latvia with experience of more than 15 years working on IP and competition law matters. As the Head of IP practice, Mārtiņš is the lead litigator and case handler in cases involving IP disputes and has represented both international and local clients before civil and administrative courts in Latvia, as well as in the Appeal Board of the Industrial Property Office and at the EUIPO. Mārtiņš is a registered patent attorney in trademark matters in Latvia and EU. In addition to IP expertise, Mārtiņš is an experienced professional in competition matters, and has been involved in many significant competition cases handled by the firm, in the area of antitrust, merger control and private damages litigation.
“One of the best IP specialists in the country, Mārtiņš displays an incredible theoretical knowledge and practical application of EU laws.”
World Trademark Review
''The ‘highly efficient, responsive and tactful’ practice at Ellex is led by IP specialist Mārtiņš Gailis and offers clients a broad spectrum of services related to trade mark protection and IP litigation''
The Legal 500 EMEA | IP, IT and telecoms
''Mārtiņš Gailis is held in high regard by market sources, who note his expertise in the area. He advises clients on both contentious and non-contentious competition mandates.''
Chambers Europe | Competition
''Mārtiņš Gailis represents international and domestic clients in trade mark infringement and patent litigations before authorities and in court proceedings.''
Chambers Europe | Intellectual Property
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Ellex Klavins successfully represents Maxima Latvija in a dispute against the Competition Council
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