Indrė Barauskienė

Indrė Barauskienė

Senior Associate
Vilnius, Lithuania
  • About

    Indrė Barauskienė is a Senior Associate at TGS Baltic who specialises in the areas of intellectual property, telecommunications, and media law. She not only advises clients on protection of exclusive rights when developing and protecting intellectual property portfolios but also represents them in courts and tribunals, provides assistance in negotiations for licencing agreements and other issues. Indrė Barauskienė has exclusive sectoral experience in advising media clients as well as broadcasters and rebroadcasters.

  • Major Projects
    • 22.05.2019

      TGS Baltic continuously and extensively assists TV Play Baltics in interactions with regulators

      TGS Baltic team is continuously and extensively assisting AS TV Play Baltics (the biggest satellite TV service provider in the Baltic States) in interactions with regulatory authorities (mostly the Lithuanian Radio and Television Commission). The matters include discussions with the authorities on the nature of cross-border satellite TV services and regulation based on the EU legal framework.

       

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    • 22.05.2019

      TGS Baltic represents Lithuanian Radio and Television – the country's only national public broadcaster

      TGS Baltic is representing the national TV broadcaster in a legal dispute with a software development company for creation and development of the content management system for Video on Demand services that the national broadcaster is providing for free to all its viewers. 

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    • 31.12.2017

      TGS Baltic advised LRT (National Broadcaster of Lithuania)

      TGS Baltic advised LRT, a national broadcaster on acquisition of new content management system and software for its webpage and media archive, that now is accessible via the internet and other all content broadcasted by two channels LRT and LRT KULTURA as well as other original content. The matter related to the consultations of structuring of the transaction, IP acquisition matters, publishing matters in the internet and other.

    • 31.08.2016

      TGS Baltic assisted Modern Times Group (MTG) in launching innovative and modern video-on-demand service Viaplay

      TGS Baltic assisted MTG in launching innovative and modern video-on-demand service Viaplay. The launch was simultaneous in all the three Baltic States, a lot of coordination and team work was required in order to successfully meet the launch date and address all regulatory issues. It was the first of such type, subscription-based service in Lithuania, therefore a lot of issues had to be handled with regulatory authorities.

    • 01.01.2013

      Intellectual Property Asset Management

      TGS Balticconsulted and represented Laifarma, a group of companies engaged in the distribution and marketing of medical substances and devices, in matters related to IP protection, trademark registration procedures, claims against Laifarma and all issues of IP portfolio management.

    • 01.01.2013

      Dispute Regarding Design Infringement

      TGS Balticsuccessfully represented Snaige, the only producer of refrigerators in the Baltic States, in a dispute regarding the alleged infringement of a registered Community Design. The dispute was initiated by a German company in relation to design it used for freezer marking.

    • 01.01.2012

      Pieno Žvaigždės Development of New Technologies

      TGS Baltic advised and consulted AB Pieno Žvaigždės, one of the biggest dairy producers in Lithuania, in relation to the development of new technologies in milk-product manufacturing.

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    • 01.01.2012

      Investment in High-Tech Lasers Start-up

      TGS Baltic consulted the private equity fund LitCapital I on investing in the high -tech start-up company UAB Brolis Semiconductors.

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    • Representing UAB Philip Morris Baltic brand IQOS

      Representing UAB Philip Morris Baltic in an administrative dispute with regard to IQOS electronic device advertising. The case is unique because the question of whether tobacco regulation is applicable to electronic devices and their advertising is raised for the first time.

    • Representing the Lithuanian Government

      Representing the Lithuanian Government, in co-counsel with law firm Shearman & Sterling (Paris office), in the arbitration proceedings pending before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes in Washington (ICSID) in accordance with the statement of claim filed by the claimant Veolia Environnement S.A. et alli against the Republic of Lithuania.

    • Represented supermarket management company

      Successfully represented a supermarket management company in an arbitration case heard by the Vilnius Court of Commercial Arbitration concerning sold defective real estate and an insurance company’s obligation to compensate for damages.

    • Represented one of the biggest food manufacturers in the world

      Successfully represented one of the biggest food manufacturers in the world in an arbitration case heard by the Vilnius Court of Commercial Arbitration concerning the acquisition of inadequate equipment and compensation for damages.

    • Represented the Lithuanian Government

      Represented the Lithuanian Government, in co-counsel with law firm Shearman & Sterling (Paris office), in a large-scale arbitration case against Russia’s gas giant Gazprom before the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC). This case was initiated by the Republic of Lithuania against Gazprom (claimed amount: over EUR 1.5 billion) for applying unjustified gas tariffs when supplying gas to Lithuania due to changes in the gas price formula that were made in violation of the terms of the agreement on the privatization of the national gas company Lietuvos dujos.

    • Represented the Lithuanian Government

      Represented the Lithuanian Government, in co-counsel with law firm Shearman & Sterling (Paris office), in a large-scale arbitration case against Russia’s gas giant Gazprom before the Permanent Court of Arbitration under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. This case was initiated by Gazprom against the Republic of Lithuania in relation to its plans to split the gas sales and transmission ownership of Lietuvos dujos as part of the Europe Union’s drive to force dominant energy companies to improve access for competitors.

    • Represented the Lithuanian Government

      Represented the Lithuanian Government, in co-counsel with law firm Shearman & Sterling (Paris office), in a large-scale arbitration case against Russia’s gas giant Gazprom before the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). This case was initiated by Gazprom against the Republic of Lithuania in connection with an investment dispute on tariffs of the Kaunas Combined Heat and Power Plant.

    • Represented the Lithuanian Government

      Represented the Lithuanian Government, in co-counsel with law firm Mannheimer Swartling, in a large-scale case against Russia’s gas giant Gazprom before the Supreme Court of Lithuania, where the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania, as a minor shareholder of Lietuvos dujos, requested the court to initiate the investigation (probing) of Lietuvos dujos operations in order to evaluate the decisions of its management bodies in relation to gas pricing policy.

    • Defended nutrition supplements manufacturer

      Successfully defended UNIVERSAL PROTEIN SUPPLEMENTS CORPORATION, a nutrition supplements manufacturer, in cancellation of a competing trademark that was similar to the client’s reputed trademark ANIMAL. The case required collecting evidence back from 1997. Both the court of the first instance and the court of appeal upheld the client’s position and canceled a similar trademark.

    • Participated in advising Viasat AS

      Participated in advising Viasat AS, a unit of Viasat Broadcasting, the major free and pay television operator in Scandinavia and the Baltic States, in cross border satellite transition, in relations with consumers regarding cross-border satellite broadcasting, also advising on issues on cross-border neighboring rights protection.

    • Advised Avon Products Inc.

      Advised Avon Products Inc. and its subsidiary UAB Avon Cosmetics, a producer of cosmetics and perfumery products, in executing different business contracts: distribution, agency, supply, warehouse establishment agreements, etc.

    • Participated in advising Mars Incorporated

      Participated in advising Mars Incorporated, the biggest food manufacturer in the world, for revising and amending standard agreements (supply, services, agency, etc.).

  • CV

    Professional career

    Since 2017
    Senior Associate, associate advocate, law firm TGS Baltic
    2008 – 2017
    Associate, associate advocate, law firm TGS Baltic
    2010 – 2011
    Internship in Cancellation and Litigation Department, Office for Harmonization in the Internal Marker (Trademarks and Designs) (OHIM), Alicante, Spain
    2007
    Law Firm Kalmatavičius, Petraitytė, Viešūnaitė ir partneriai, ReLaw

    Education

    2010
    Vilnius University, Faculty of Law, Master of Law
    2009
    Member of the Vilnius University team in Willem C. Vis International Moot Court Competition held in Vienna, Austria
    2008
    Participation in Telders International Law Moot Court Competition in The Hague, the Netherlands, representing Vilnius University

    Membership

    Lithuanian Bar Association
  • Publications
    • Reputaciją turinčių prekių ženklų apsaugos sąlygos pagal ES teisę (Master thesis); Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) (OHIM), - University Network, 2011
    • Vaistinių preparatų reklamos teisinis reglamentavimas - Farmacija ir laikas, 2010
    • Naujasis tabako reguliavimas – lenktynės su Europa - Delfi.lt, 2012
    • Svarbus Kinijos ekonomikos elementas – klastotės - Valstybė, 2012
    • Telecoms and Media Lithuania - Telecoms and Media, 2014
    • Telecoms and Media Lithuania - Telecoms and Media, 2015
    • Reforming Collective Management of Copyright and Related Rights in Lithuania - CEE Legal Matters, 2016