Ieva gained her first experience in the Patent Office of the Republic of Latvia and later successfully combined knowledge and understanding of intellectual property right protection acquired in the Patent Office and experience in commercial law and civil law gained while working in one of the largest law firms in Latvia.
Ieva has an extensive experience in commercial real estate transactions and M&A transactions involving manufacturing and trade companies, with particular focus on transactions where the main component of value is IP, as well as in drafting diverse civil agreements and giving legal advice on the transaction structure.
Being a trademark attorney certified in Latvia, Ieva gives advice prior to filing a trademark for registration as to its availability and registrability and registration strategy if the mark needs to be protected abroad, as well as represents the clients during trademark registration procedures before the Patent Office and OHIM (Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market dealing with EC trademark registration).
Chambers Europe 2011 Client’s Guide, “[…] trusted IP adviser is Ieva Judinska-Bandeniece, who draws upon her valuable experience gained at the Latvian Patent Office.”
Chambers Europe 2009 Client’s Guide, “Ieva Judinska-Bandeniece is a highly skilled practitioner with extensive expertise in patent disputes.”
Chambers Europe 2008 Client’s Guide, “Ieva Judinska-Bandeniece, formerly with Loze, Grunte & Cers, is a widely respected and highly talented expert who operates across the broad sweep of IP law issues.”
2014- until now
Partner, Attorney-at-law at Law Firm FORT (previously Law Firm ADVERSUS)
Partner (since 2012, Senior Partner) at Law Firm Krodere & Judinska
Partner at Law Firm Loze, Grunte & Cers
Attorney at Law at Law Firm Loze, Grunte & Cers (former Klavins & Slaidins, Klavins, Slaidins & Loze, Loze & Partners)
Expert at Work Group (Intellectual, Industrial and Commercial Property), Integration Bureau, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia
Expert at Patent Office of the Republic of Latvia, Member of the Appeals Board
University of Latvia, Faculty of Law (LL.M.)
University of Latvia, Faculty of Law (LL.B.)
- Latvian and European Trademark Attorney
- Member, International Trademark Association
- Member, Latvian National Group, AIPPI
- Member, Association of Patent Attorneys of Latvia
- Latvian Bar Association (since 2003)
Latvian, English, Russian