The prestigious London-based magazine World Intellectual Property Review (WIPR) has recognized Zane Petersone, Senator of the Department of Civil Cases of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Latvia, as one of the 100 most influential women in the field of intellectual property rights in the world in 2020.

WIPR's latest edition, entitled WIPR Influential Women in IP 2020, highlights 100 women from around the world, the best and brightest professionals in the field, who play a key role in the development of the intellectual property rights system.

The list is based on a WIPR survey of intellectual property professionals with a request for nominating influential female lawyers working in the private or public sector on issues of intellectual property rights.

Zane Petersone is the only person from Baltic States on this list.

The publication highlights her position as a judge of the Supreme Court, who specializes in intellectual property cases and is Latvia's representative in the European Association of Judges for Mediation and in the Circle of European Trademark Judges. Additional contributions are also appreciated – lectures on various legal topics, including issues of intellectual property rights, participation in national and international working groups, participation in the development of the new Latvian Trademark Law and the Law on Trade Secrets. Petersone is an author of several publications, including the monograph “Civil Remedies for Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights” (2013).

This is the second time that a list of the most influential women in the field of intellectual property rights is created. The first edition came out in 2019, marking the centenary of women having the right to become a lawyer in the UK.


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Information prepared by

Rasma Zvejniece, the Head of the Division of Communication of the Supreme Court

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