A long-lasting battle for a well-known figurative trademark and domain in Latvia “draugiem.lv” (“for friends” in English), which is used by a popular Latvian social portal, has finally ended. The case was brought by SIA “Digitālie finansu risinājumi” for recognition of its ownership right in the trademark and exclusion of the trademark from the Register of Trademarks of Latvia. The decision of the High Court to dismiss the claim by ruling that SIA “Draugiem” is a legitimate owner of the trademark “draugiem.lv” and to uphold the registration of the trademark “draugiem.lv” became effective in July 2015.

Intellectual property