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Ana-Maria Baciu and Andreea Bende recognized by Chambers Europe amongst the most admired IP experts in the market

Ana-Maria Baciu has been ranked by Chambers & Partners for the 12th time in a row in the Europe Guide in Band 1 of the Intellectual Property category in 2022.

Andreea Bende enters the rankings this year following positive client feedback, in the “Up and Coming” section ,while Simion & Baciu has been ranked by the reputed guide in Band 3 of the Intellectual Property & TMT category.

According to the guide, “Ana Maria Baciu, is one of the most admired IP experts in the market. She advises on the full range of IP mandates, from trade mark infringement claims and the prosecution and enforcement of intellectual property rights to the management of IP portfolios. A client lauds her for being “experienced and capable.”,” while”Andreea Bende  enters the rankings this year following positive client feedback, with one interviewee describing her as “smart, creative and very efficient” and adding that “it is very reassuring to have such a reliable partner in this market.” Andreea Bende assists clients with trade mark defence and enforcement matters, as well as advising on portfolio management matters.“”

According to the guide, “a client reports that Simion & Baciu is “extremely responsive and has shown a very good understanding of our needs.” while another client affirms: “The firm is really good at building relationships with the clients.“”

About Ana-Maria Baciu: Ana-Maria Baciu is a regulatory and intellectual property lawyer, assisting clients in various industries, including retail, FMCG, gambling, IT, e-commerce and life-sciences, for more than 20 years, specialising in highly regulated areas and assisting clients in various industries.

Ana-Maria is ranked as a Leading Individual by Chambers and Partners and Legal 500. She has been included in the Top 250 Women in IP by Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars for the past 5 years, and has received the distinction of Leading Trademark Professional & Leading Patent Practitioner from WTR 1000 (Golden Band) and IAM Patent 1000 respectively.

About Andreea Bende: Andreea has over 13 years of experience in the intellectual property field, focusing on intellectual property rights administration, prosecution and contentious matters, in various industries such as pharmaceuticals, tobacco, FMCG, automotive, fashion, media and telecommunications. Over the years, she advised Clients in complex projects, including domain name and copyright dispute resolution, unfair competition litigation, worldwide re-branding simultaneously performed in over 60 jurisdictions, applications for action before the Romanian National Customs Authority, as well as IP due diligence and IP transactional projects.  

Her professional affiliations include ECTA (the European Communities Trademark Association), where she is a member of the Design Committee, Marques (the European Association representing the interests of brand owners), where she is a member of the European Trademark Law and Practice Team, and INTA (the International Trademark Association). 

In addition to the current ranking by Chambers & Partners, Andreea is ranked as “Trademark Star” by MIP IP Stars and as Top Trademark Professional by WTR 1000 (Silver Band). She is also recommended as a “Next Generation Partner” in the Intellectual Property Area by Legal 500 .

About Simion & Baciu: Simion & Baciu brings together a team of 14 attorneys and intellectual property counsel, united by a passion for the law and a desire to deliver the most useful results for clients.

Our services cover a wide range of practices including: intellectual property, gaming, consumer protection and advertising, technology and media, data protection, corporate law and M&A, life sciences, litigation, etc.

With over 20 years of experience, our team offers a fresh and effective perspective, focused on our clients’ business needs and success. We aim to redefine consulting services, deliver fast and efficient solutions and evolve with our clients.

Website: https://simionbaciu.ro/

About Chambers Europe Guide: Chambers Europe ranks the leading lawyers and law firms across Europe, providing inviable analysis and market intelligence for law firm clients and legal professionals.

The legal rankings are based on in-depth analysis and research, conducted by experienced team of researchers, who conduct interviews with referees and clients which helps the researcher understand the views and experiences of clients for the legal work submitting firms provided.

Website: https://chambers.com/legal-guide/europe-7

Contact details: ana-maria.baciu@simionbaciu.ro / andreea.bende@simionbaciu.ro 

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