Intellectual Property

We advise on the full spectrum of IP matters. This includes the contentious and non-contentious aspects of patents, trademarks and brands, domain names, copyright, designs, trade secrets and anti-counterfeiting. We also advise on the acquisition of IP rights, joint ventures, licensing agreements, collaborative research and development arrangements, technology transfer agreements and distribution agreements.

We offer the highest quality of service based on a thorough understanding of the technical and commercial context and the most rigorous project management of cases and transactions. Our IP practice benefits from the unique experience of Professor Lucian Mihai, who is widely recognised as the most important expert in the intellectual property field in Romania.

Transactions

Rio Bucovina (part of the Maspex Group), one of the largest mineral water bottling companies in Romania, in a high-profile unfair advertising dispute against a close competitor in relation to an aggressive marketing campaign of the latter
Ursus Breweries (Asahi group) on a series of complex trademark licensing and distribution contracts to be concluded with the Efes Group in relation to several core beer brands including Efes and Timişoreana, in several jurisdictions
successfully represented Sensiblu (A&D Pharma group) in a litigation involving complex aspects regarding the ownership of the notorious Sensiblu trademark
Sculptor Mihai Buculei on the drafting and negotiations of an IP related agreement concluded with the Ministry of Culture and National Identity for the purpose of achieving the Monument of the Great Unification
successfully represented Plafar Retail in a trademark dispute concerning Plafar Trademark against SN Plafar SA
Global Finance on IP matters in the context of employment agreements concerning Total Soft
successfully represented the most important Hollywood studios, including Paramount Pictures Corporation, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Universal City Studios Productions, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Columbia Pictures and Warner Bros. Entertainment in the first site blocking case which has ever been tried in Central and Eastern Europe, by suing internet service providers with the aim of blocking pirate movies websites
British American Tobacco in relation to a potential patent infringement claim, regarding an electronic cigarette
A company designed typefaces and fonts against the largest Internet Service Provider in Romania in relation to copyright infringement claim regarding a specific typeface the client developed
Alpha Bank in EUIPO opposition proceedings, for the protection of the portfolio
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