Visiting professors and visiting lecturers

Ingrīda Kariņa-Bērziņa J.D.

Visiting Lecturer
Intellectual Property Law and Technology. Contracts and ICT

J.D. (University of Pennsylvania)
M.A. in Law and Diplomacy (The Fletcher School, Tufts University)
B.A. in History (with distinction) (Yale University)

Ingrīda Kariņa-Bērziņa is a partner at the Riga office of Cobalt, where she leads the Intellectual Property and Technologies Practice Group. A lecturer and course leader at RGSL since 2006, she is a Latvian sworn attorney, a member of the bar in the United States (Pennsylvania and New Jersey), and a registered trademark and design attorney (Latvia and EU). Her legal practice focuses on general business law with a specialization in intellectual property prosecution, commercialization and dispute resolution, and international contracts.

Ingrida is fluent in Latvian and English and proficient in German and French.


  • Innovation paves the way to prosperity, Ir, 26.09.2012
  • Questions on Intellectual Property, Kapitals No. 10/2012
  • Dispatch From the Trademark Wars: Ambush Marketing and the Arena of Sports, with Jamie B. Bischoff and Jeffrey P. Curry, THE METROPOLITAN CORPORATE COUNSEL 19 (Feb. 2005).
  • Significant Victory for Fair Use Defense in Trademark Litigation, Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll LLP (2004).
  • The Emerging Circuit Split over Secondary Meaning in Trade Dress Law, 152 U. PA. L. REV. 1661 (2004).